Who Does The Bachelor’s Joey Graziadei Pick? Engagement Spoilers For the Season 28 Finale

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Season 28 of The Bachelor was full of surprises and fans were dying to know who Joey Graziadei ended up with at the end of the show. During the March 2024 finale, Joey proposed to his fiancée.

Who Does ‘The Bachelor’ Star Joey Graziadei Pick?

Joey picks Kelsey Anderson during The Bachelor finale. At the start of the season, it was incorrectly predicted by Reality Steve that Daisy Kent was the winner of season 28. However, thanks to an accidental slipup from Jason Tartick, it was confirmed that Kelsey was Joey's final pick before the finale aired.

At the beginning of March 2024, Jason announced that Joey and Kelsey would be appearing together on an upcoming episode of his podcast. The slip seemingly revealed that Joey and Kelsey were a couple. At the time, The Bachelor finale had not aired yet. Daisy and Rachel Nance were both still in the running to end up with Joey on the show.

Kelsey’s relationship with Joey flourished after their first one-on-one date during the February 13, 2024, episode. She opened up to him about the death of her mother and their connection soared as she got vulnerable during the conversation. Sparks continued to fly as the weeks continued and Kelsey got another one-on-one date during the February 26, 2024, episode.

At that point, hometown dates were just one week away, and Joey began envisioning a future with Kelsey as he started learning more about her family. She got a rose, which confirmed that Joey would visit her hometown and meet her loved ones. The following week, he connected with her family in Louisiana and got the stamp of approval from her dad, Mark Anderson, during the visit.

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An Instagram post later pointed out that Joey and Kelsey both seemingly posted from the same backyard. They also seemed to have the same wine fridge and rug in their videos. In a February 20, 2024, blog post, Steve stood by his assertion that Daisy was the final pick. However, one day later, he said he was “looking into” the possibility that Kelsey is actually the one with Joey, which he confirmed the following week.

Meanwhile, Joey addressed the speculation that he ended up with Kelsey during a February 23, 2024, interview. “Obviously anything that comes out like that, I can’t really speak on it,” he told Us Weekly. “I know people are really trying to figure out what’s going on. Yeah, I can’t speak to anything that’s sent because it’s not really something that I’m paying attention to.”

Does Joey Get Engaged in ‘The Bachelor’ Finale?

Joey and Kelsey did get engaged during The Bachelor finale. He proposed to her at the final rose ceremony in Tulum, Mexico.

"I knew early on that there was something different about you, and I just wanted to learn more," Joey said during the proposal. "There is nothing difficult about choosing you, and I can't wait another minute to tell you that I love you."

"There is something about you. You have this infectious energy that makes me smile," he continued. "You're my light."

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Prior to the proposal, Daisy broke up with Joey during the final rose ceremony after realizing that his feelings for Kelsey were stronger. She visited Kelsey in her hotel room to chat about their final dates in Mexico before the emotional breakup. The two women traveled in the same car to the final rose ceremony and shared a warm embrace before parting ways.

"The last couple of days, I realized that you're not my person, and I know that you know I'm not your person," Daisy told Joey at the podium. "And as much as that hurts, I know you said you want the best for me, so I'm going to do what's best for me, and I'm going to go."

Which Women Were in Joey’s Final 4?

This season’s hometown dates went to Daisy, Kelsey, Maria Georgas and Rachel, which Reality Steve had confirmed before the season even began. While the blogger mentioned how “tough” it typically was to get all of the details regarding the timing of hometown dates he managed to get several for Joey’s season.

Joey first visited Daisy’s hometown in Minnesota. The reality TV blogger shared photos on his site that showed Joey arriving at Daisy’s parents’ house and other ones showed the couple leaving together.

Joey also visited Louisiana to meet Kelsey’s family and traveled to somewhere in Canada for Maria’s date. Meanwhile, although Rachel's family lives in Hawaii, they gathered in California for the hometown date. Maria was eliminated at the end of the episode.