Many skeptics of shows in “The Bachelor” franchise might argue that there’s no way someone could find true love under the given circumstances. While there’s certainly some truth to that given the number of failed relationships that have come out of the show, there are a few couples who made us believe you can find the love of your life on national television— and now we can add Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon to the list!
According to People, the “Bachelor in Paradise” stars got engaged on Sunday, June 17 while in Mexico for the fifth season of the show.
In a past interview with People, Jared said he knew their relationship was different from the get-go. “As soon as we started dating, we both knew that this isn’t just for us to date as boyfriend/girlfriend — this was more so we were going to date because we see a potential life partner in each other,” he said. “We’ve talked about it but we’re just dating right now, we’re enjoying that. We literally just announced our relationship. The thing is, we’ve been so close for the past three years, I just know her inside and out. I know everything about Ashley.”
The two met on “Bachelor in Paradise” and initially, Jared didn’t reciprocate Ashley’s feelings for him. According to People, they stayed friends and, years later, announced their relationship.
Congratulations to the happy couple!