Yes, yes, yes! Strap yourselves in for the wedding of the ... well, you decide which time frame best suits your excitement level, but Ashley Hebert and J.P.Rosenbaum -- Roslyn's J.P. Rosenbaum, one dutifully adds -- will be married during a live prime-time ceremony on ABC this December.
This is news because why? you reasonably ask. Because a.) As mentioned, J.P. is a Long Islander; and b.) Because he'll become only the second "Bachelorette" winner to tie the ol' knot. In fact, after nearly 10 years on the air, I do believe only one couple has married, and happily remained so: the first season's Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter. (This is true -- see below.)
Here's what ABC said about the forthcoming nuptials:
"Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, the second 'Bachelorette' couple to ever walk down the aisle, will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers and Bachelor Nation when ABC televises their much-anticipated wedding on 'The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding' this December. The couple, who became engaged in beautiful, exotic Fiji at the end of Ashley's edition of 'The Bachelorette' in August 2010, will let viewers in on all the exciting festivities – from her dress fitting for her dazzling custom-made gown to Ashley and J.P. planning the big day with their wedding planner. Then it's on to their bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the next stage of their romantic journey with a beautiful wedding ceremony in the perfect location. Past 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' couples, stars and participants (to be announced at a later date) will be on the guest list to help the couple celebrate, along with their families and friends."