Engagement season is in the air, and plenty of Bachelor Nation alumni are putting a ring on it, and celebrating all that glitters!
Of course, when we’re talking about one of reality TV’s biggest franchises in history, there is bound to be a little drama to go along with all of the mystique.
Last night, “The Bachelor” alumna Madison ‘Madi’ Prewett announced she had found forever in her new partner, whom she met outside of Bachelor Nation. Prewett and her new fiancé, Grant Troutt, opted to keep their relationship quiet and away from the spotlight for nearly six months after they began dating.
The author and motivational speaker announced and celebrated her engagement by posting a stunning photo set of the beachside proposal on Instagram.
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In a nod to her fiance in the photo set’s caption, Prewett wrote, “You were worth the wait.”
Bachelor Nation Weighs In
— TheBachBabes (@TheBachBabes) August 2, 2022
However, some skeptical fans in Bachelor Nation think Prewett may have needed to wait a bit longer before sealing the deal.
TheBachBabes, a popular Bachelor Nation Twitter account, started a thread for fans to share their thoughts on Prewett’s quick engagement. Many responses were critical, and a few pointed out Prewett’s age and related it to her aforementioned Instagram caption.
“Worth the wait? How old is she, 25?” one user wrote.
A few users defended Prewett’s decision to walk down the aisle with her man after a short amount of time. One user shared, “I got engaged in 9 months and have a very happy marriage. When you know, you know! Leave people alone.”
Another user wrote, “So, she’s allowed to do whatever she wants. I’m happy for her. She just like everyone else deserves happiness.”
Prewett had been on the cusp of finding happiness with Peter Weber during his season of “The Bachelor” two years ago. Fans may remember Weber having second thoughts about ending his relationship with her after he had proposed to his frontrunner, Hannah Ann Sluss.
The duo had disagreed about fantasy suite-related activities and the ‘right’ time at which to engage in them. Prewett had expressed displeasure over Weber’s decision to be intimate with the other remaining ladies and expressed her reluctance to move forward with their relationship, per a recap from The Blast during Weber’s season.
A Certain ‘Bachelorette’ Alumna Chimes In, And Shuts Down The Critics!
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Prewett’s Bachelor Nation gal pals certainly have had her back amid her engagement news!
A number of Bachelor Nation alumni congratulated Prewett in the comment section of her engagement photos on the ‘gram, including a number of ladies from Weber’s season.
Over on the ‘bird app,’ ‘Bachelorette’ alumna Katie Thurston came to Prewett’s defense, showcasing she was absolutely NOT here for the naysayers!
Thurston, 31, hopped into the aforementioned Twitter thread, and let commentators know the real deal when it comes to engagements within Bachelor Nation.
Contestants get engaged after 6-8 weeks which really translates to even less time when you consider the actual time spent together. You don’t get to cheer on leads but shit on Madi. Happy for her! Congratulations to finding love your own way! #TheBachelorette https://t.co/9M6asQN9oI
— Katie Thurston (@katiethurston) August 2, 2022
She quote-tweeted the thread, writing, “Contestants get engaged after 6-8 weeks which really translates to even less time when you consider the actual time spent together. You don’t get to cheer on leads but sh*t on Madi. Happy for her! Congratulations on finding love your own way!” (via Us Weekly)
Thurston is on her own quest to find her forever love. She has taken her fans and followers through the process on both her TikTok and Instagram stories. She most recently called it quits with John Hersey, who competed to win her heart during her season of “The Bachelorette” which aired last year.