‘Bachelor’ Couple Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon React to Their Engagement

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared HaibonAshley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon got engaged in Mexico for the upcoming fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise. (ABC/Paul Hebert)

In case you were wondering, they’re still in Paradise. Reality stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon reacted to the news of their engagement after ABC distributed the first photo from the picture-perfect moment on Monday, June 18.

Haibon dropped to one knee while the two stopped by the spinoff series in Mexico, which they starred in for several consecutive seasons. Iaconetti posted a sweet outdoor snap of herself cozying up to her boyfriend on the beach. “This was taken the night before we became fiancés!” she gushed.

This was taken the night before we became fiancés! 💍💋

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Love works in mysterious ways 💍

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Haibon also posted a loved up photo of the pair kissing on the beach. (It remains unknown whether the shot was taken before or after he proposed.) “Love works in mysterious ways,” he captioned the pic.

ABC revealed the first photo from the couple’s scenic beach engagement on Monday. While the two have been longtime friends, their relationship only recently turned romantic in May.

“The thing is, we’ve been so close for the past three years, I just know her inside and out,” Haibon previously told People. “I know everything about Ashley.”

The couple revealed their full love story in May 2018 on a series called the Story of Us. In fact, Haibon even used a white fluffy puppy card to profess his feelings for Iaconetti. Despite his shortcomings in the past, Haibon told fans to “listen to your gut” and follow along from there. “All I know is that I’m happier when I am with you,” he wrote in the card.

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