Tia Booth has finally found her dream man!
Booth first appeared on Arie Luyendyk‘s season of “The Bachelor,” and tried her hand at love once again during the most recent season of “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Before Booth was eliminated on Luyendyk’s season of “The Bachelor” she called the possibility “absolutely devastating.”
Well, Booth is obviously devastated no more, because she is ready to walk down the aisle with Taylor Mock, who has no affiliation with Bachelor Nation.
Getting To Know Booth’s Fiancé
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Booth, 30, was NOT planning on finding love last year while she was preparing to film “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Booth, who has also found success as an influencer, was on Mock’s radar a long time before the pair dated!
According to Booth, “He got the balls one day to try to hit on me and get me to hang out with him, and I was like, ‘Sweetie, I’m going on ‘Bachelor In Paradise,’ I’ll see you later…” she told Bachelor Nation podcast “Click Bait” last year, via Us Weekly.
Hang with him, she eventually did, and was pretty smitten!
“Then after I got home,” she added, “I was like, d**n, this freaking dude has really been here the whole time, which is all I asked for on the show. So then I gave him a shot and we’ve been good.”
Inside The ‘Surprise’ Proposal
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Booth’s decision to give her new man a shot eventually paid off!
Her now-fiance’s proposal plans were arranged with the help of Booth’s friend and castmate on both of her ‘Bachelor’ and “Bachelor In Paradise” castmate Becca Kufrin, who is also heavily involved with “The Bachelor Live On Stage.”
Her mother was also in on the act!
According to Us Weekly, Booth recalled, “My mom knew of course. Taylor and her had been talking for a few weeks. She is stone cold. I didn’t catch on from her at all. Taylor asked for my mom’s blessing…”
Mock also included a way to honor Booth’s late father in his proposal plans.
“He didn’t get a chance to ask my dad for his blessing before he passed,” she said. “[My dad] would’ve given him a hard time but he would have said yes.”
Both Booth and Mock were swept up in the moment during his proposal to the point where the bride-to-be revealed in an Instagram Story as per People, they had both “blacked out” during the special moment.
“We *think* he said ‘Sorry ‘BIP’ didn’t work out for you. I’m glad you came back to Nashville with me? Something or other. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you? Got down on one knee- will you marry me?’
Even though the couple have discussed an engagement prior to the proposal, Booth was expecting to just go through the motions of the “Bachelor Live On Stage” performance.
“I thought I was going to be giving out like a date card on ‘The Bachelor’ live show thing and it turns out I wasn’t at all. [Mock] already had all of that planned.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Surely Bachelor Nation fans will get to follow along on the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Mock’s wedding planning through Booth’s Insta-stories! We’ll stay tuned!