What a picture-perfect memory. Bachelor in Paradise couple Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon kicked off the week by revealing that they’re engaged, and now, the world gets the first look at the magical moment when he proposed on Sunday, June 17.
In the photo released by ABC, both Iaconetti and Haibon were on the beach when he dropped to one knee. Haibon wore a vacation-appropriate, white button-down shirt with tan pants (pockets were essential since he needed a place to conceal the ring). Iaconetti, in a yellow sundress, was clearly surprised by his gesture as photographer Paul Hebert captured the future bride gleefully laughing to the sky with her hands on her heart.
It was only two years ago that the pair’s romantic story seemingly had a different ending on Bachelor in Paradise. Iaconetti immediately liked Haibon, but he repeatedly rebuffed her while they were both starring on the spinoff series. However, both maintained a strong friendship and only recently started dating after Haibon came around.
The couple officially unveiled their romance to everyone in May. “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 told People. “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 duo was in Mexico to make an appearance on the upcoming fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise.
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