After years of friend-zoning — followed by a recent, long-awaited romance — Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are engaged!
The big moment, which was first reported by PEOPLE, went down on Sunday while the two “Bachelor” franchise favorites were in Mexico filming for the upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Ashley and Jared’s love story began back in 2015, as an unrequited one when the two first met on the spin-off series. The pair navigated their complicated relationship over the course of two summers in Mexico but always seemed to veer towards friendship – this will be their first time (presumably) leaving Paradise together as a couple.
It was just one month ago when Haibon and Iaconetti shocked Bachelor Nation with the news they were officially dating.
The two decided to take their years-long friendship to the next level after Iaconetti split with her “Bachelor: Winter Games” co-star Kevin Wendt back in March.
In a video for Iaconetti’s series, “The Story of Us,” Jared says he devoted himself to winning her heart and spent three days penning a love letter to her. Safe to say it was a convincing letter because mere months later, Ashley and Jared are engaged.
Season five of “Bachelor in Paradise” premieres this summer.