Andrew Firestone reveals the moment he fell for his dream woman.
All it took was one kiss. The moment Andrew Firestone locked lips with one girl on The bachelor, he knew she was the ne. "It was the most comfortable, right thing I did on the entire show. It validated why I was there - instantly," Andrew tells In Touch exclusively. "That brought it all into focus."
Although Andrew is not permitted to reveal which woman he chose to win The Bachelor, the relaxed body language between him and Jen Schefft suggests she is the one who shared his magic kiss. "There were no words," Andrew says. "I just looked over at her and thought it was right. She wasn't even looking back at me. I just thought, 'This is what it's supposed to feel like.'"
Andrew and his favorite female have had to hang onto that feeling. The lovebirds haven't been allowed to see each other for the two months leading up to the show's finale, which airs May 18, but they've managed to sneak in two secret visits.
Taking a big risk patience is one lesson they've both had to learn, and issue of trust and jealousy have threatened their budding relationship. Watching Andrew make out with other girls on the series certainly hasn't been easy for his new girlfriend. "We talked about it extensively after the show and figured out we weren't going to get jealous," he xplains. "It's difficult for her to watch me having fun, so she's had to bear the brunt of that responsibility. But she's being patient, and I'm thankful to her for bearing the pitfalls and potholes of our relationship. We have to remember it's over, and the future is strong enough to make those few moments insignificant."
When the hit reality show ends, real life will set in for Andrew and his leading lady - starting with her swift relocation. "She's moving to San Francisco!" reports Andrew. "We're taking a big risk, but if she doesn't
move it's not going to work. One thing that will ultimately destroy the relationship is if we're cautious."
Once they're reunited in San Francisco, the pair will begin their courtship all over again. "There are so many things we're looking forward to - going to restaurants, driving in a car. We did this relationship back to front! We've taken care of the bigger issues, so now we can go back to the fun stuff," Andrew says. "I can't help but smile when I think of the future. We'll celebrate the end of the show by walking outside together for the first time without a camera."
When the fun stops it's back to business for the winery boss, but his time he'll have his girl by his side. Andrew is offering her a job! "I'm looking forward to her participation in the business," he says. "I haven't given her a job assignment yet, but she can do anything - sales, marketing, merchandising, even driving a forklift!"
Andrew's booming business has made him a millionaire, but that's not an issue. He says, "She's figured out that I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth or anywhere near it!"
Their first fight luckily the couple has already gotten their first fight out of the way. "We had a disagreement, just one of those things you gothrough," Andrew admitted. "We had to be locked in a house together - we both have a lot of energy so it was like keeping two kids locked up. Eventually, we got on each other's nerves."
But that wasn't enough to turn him away from his perfect woman. "She has things I was looking for and things I didn't know I was looking for. She has humor, patience, confidence, drive," say Andrew. "I've found somebody who balances me out. We have so much fun together. We have the biggest giggles all the time."
Picture of Andrew in vineyard with caption: "Andrew, pictured on the family estate, says, "I want kids. I've got seven nieces and four nephews, so I've got boots to fill."
Who's the future Mrs. Firestone?
Andrew's not saying - he hasn't even told his mom! - but he sure dropped some heavy hints . . . .
Picture of Andrew and Jen kissing (in her hometown): This kiss? Is this the moment when Andrew found love?
Picture of Jen Schefft: Our Pick. "It took a little bit longer, but I felt extremely comfortable with her and her sense of humor," says Andrew. "I could banter with her - it was quick back and forth that wasn't rehearsed or forced." Insiders believe the obvious chemistry between Andrew and Jen suggests they could be a great couple. Plus, Andrew even visited Jen's hometown last week. Officially, he was in Chicago on
business, but could Andrew have fit in a secret date while he was in the area?
Picture of Tina and Tina & Andrew kissing: "She was a longer project," says Andrew. "We didn't have much one-on-one time, so it was slower developing. I was intrigued and taken, and anxious to see the next step."
Picture of Kirsten and Kirsten & Andrew kissing: "She's amazing. We had a connection right away," Andrew says. "We were probably lucky enough to get the best dates, which gave me the opportunity to get to know her really well."
This sounds like Jen to me, what does everyone else think?
I remember hearing Andrew say this about Jen on one of the episodes!
"...I've found somebody
who balances me out. ..."