Bachelor in Paradise star Ashley Iaconetti is very happy and in love. The woman has finally found the man of her dreams Jared Haibon, and they are engaged! But according to her, all of this bliss did not come easy.
Although Ashley fell in love at first sight with Jared on season 2 of the show, he did not feel the same for her at first.
As a result, they just decided to be good friends and even dated other people, relationships which failed pretty quickly.
Only after Ashley’s romance with Kevin Wendt on Bachelor Winter Games, Jared realized what she really means to him and confessed his love in the most romantic way.
Earlier this year they started dating and finally, last Sunday, while in Mexico, he also popped the big question!
The couple was in attendance at the Paris Hilton x Boohoo Launch Party in L.A., and the future groom told ET: ‘As of right now, we just got engaged, we’re fiancées, we are madly in love and enjoying life.’
Ashley also shared that: ‘It is the sweetest, coolest thing to hear people say that we inspire and give them hope for love in the future. A lot of the girls who watch me and us on this journey have always been in my position… Perpetually single, the guy they want never wants them back.’
‘The wait will be worth it!’ she encouraged them.
‘We kind of have the relatable Bachelor love story because it started out as friends. I think almost 70 percent of couples do start out as friends… It took three years to get to this very wonderful, happy place.’