Bachelor in Paradise’ Stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon Are Finally Engaged!!
It's a happy time for the cast and viewers of BIP. The most adorable couple Ashley and Jared just got engaged and we cannot control our happiness. Jared asked the big question to Ashley on Sunday and things have turned quite merry. Find out more details.
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are finally engaged.
Haibon popped the question on Sunday while in Mexico for the upcoming fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise, the summer spin-off series where The Bachelor alums’ up-and-down relationship began three years ago. “Ashley and Jared are both so excited about the engagement,” a source revealed. “Ashley had her suspicions that an engagement would happen in Mexico but she didn’t want to get herself too psyched out and then have nothing happen. They’re both thrilled though!”
Everyone remembers how Iaconetti, 30, was crushed on the second season of Paradise.
Fans remember Iaconetti was hurt in 2015 when Haibon, 29, didn’t reciprocate her instant feelings of attraction. However, the two remained close and built a strong friendship.
Jared fell for Ashley when they spent a weekend in Virginia.
During a weekend spent in Virginia with their friends for a charity event Iaconetti was planning, Haibon saw her in a different light.“I was in love,” he previously told. “That was such a different experience being with someone in the show and in real life. [Iaconetti was] just so down to earth and easy-going, ambitious … sexy.”
Ashley also admitted she had similar feelings.
Iaconetti added, “I knew that he was looking at me!” Though they frequently hung out throughout the fall and were “flirty” with each other, the timing was never right, the pair said. After her Bachelor Winter Games romance with Kevin Wendt fizzled out in March, Haibon poured his heart into an emotional love letter that took three days to write. “I was scream-crying basically alone in my apartment reading that just sobbing and sobbing,” said Iaconetti.
They officially confirmed their relationship in late May.
The duo and recapped their journey for fans in a heart-melting episode of Iaconetti’s show The Story of Us.“There’s just this undeniable, magnetic force between the two of us that just is indescribable,” Haibon told at the annual Nylon Young Hollywood Party last month. “Love conquered.”
When asked about their marriage the duo admitted currently they are enjoying their dating life.
“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,” Haibon explained. “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 best part is, the duo are already comfortable calling each other “husband” and “wife.”
“I said, ‘Then you met your wife,’ which is kind of crazy, but it’s just because we talk about the future all the time,” Iaconetti said at the iHeartRadio KIIS FM Wango Tango by AT&T earlier this month. “I think we just both see each other as lifelong partners, so it’s not scary, for me personally, to call her my future wife,” Haibon explained.