'Bachelorette' star Dotun says he was 'upset' watching Charity's parents praise her relationship with Joey in the finale

  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for the season 20 finale of "The Bachelorette."

  • "Bachelorette" winner Dotun Olubeko explained his reaction to a key "Bachelorette" finale scene to Insider.

  • He says he was "upset" when he saw how Charity's family responded positively to her other choice, Joey Graziadei.

While "Bachelorette" star Charity Lawson, 27, found her happily ever after with Dotun Olubeko on the season finale of the dating show, watching back the final episode wasn't all smooth sailing for the 30-year-old integrative medicine specialist.

When Charity's parents and sister met Dotun and her other remaining suitor, Joey Graziadei, 27, comparison was inevitable. In fact, Charity seemingly wanted her parents and sister to openly compare her final two men to help her make a decision.

Charity's sister said she was appreciative of Joey's perspective on interracial relationships, and Charity's mother praised their connection and called Joey a "genuine person." But when Charity's family met Dotun, they were initially a bit more wary. Charity's mom in particular said she was a bit worried about his "swag," and the way Dotun presented himself at first.

It appeared to viewers as though the family didn't like Dotun as much as Joey — something Dotun told Insider wasn't exactly true.

"Although it may have seemed like that, there was obviously more that wasn't shown," he tells Insider.

Charity and Dotun share a toast with her family on the season 20 finale of "The Bachelorette."
Charity and Dotun share a toast with her family on the season 20 finale of "The Bachelorette."ABC/Craig Sjodin

According to Dotun, watching that part of the finale back "became a bit of a thing" for him because of how it was edited.

"Obviously you guys can only see so much, and what wasn't shown was the fact that by the end of the day, Charity's family really embraced me, and both parents gave me their blessing, and it was a really positive experience," he says.

Dotun adds that he was a bit taken aback by what he saw when he first watched a cut of the finale the day before the "After the Final Rose" portion was taped live.

"It was kind of difficult and I had to pause it. I was a little upset," he says. "But just seeing the big picture and everything and… knowing the story that we have and that we share, and that's all that really matters."

"There's not a thing I would change about the trajectory of our relationship," Dotun continued. "I'm really just happy with how everything went down."

Charity also reflected on her time as the star of "The Bachelorette," telling Insider that she hopes she inspired people with her journey to find love.

"To know that now we have a story that we get to share with the rest of the world, and that they see or find hope in us… it is just really beautiful," she says.

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