Former ‘Bachelor’ Matt Grant Is Engaged: “I’m So Excited to Be Marrying My Best Friend”

Bachelor Matt GrantUNITED STATES - APRIL 26: THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING -- THE WOMEN TELL ALL - "The Women Tell All" -- It's an explosive reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable bachelorettes from this season - including Ashlee, Carri, Marshana, Robin and Stacey -- return to confront each other and Matt one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story, on "The Bachelor: London Calling -- The Women Tell All," MONDAY, MAY 5 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images)

He found the one! Former Bachelor Matt Grant is engaged to girlfriend Rebecca Moring.

The London native proposed on Christmas Eve in Australia, and announced the news this week to People.

“I’m so excited and happy to be marrying my best friend,” Grant noted. The season 12 lead proposed to Moring with a European-cut, 1920s diamond with a simple, platinum band.

On Christmas Day, the newly-engaged duo celebrated seaside in Perth with the future’s bride’s family, who now live in the Australian city after relocating from the United Kingdom.

Grant was cast as the first non-American Bachelor lead back in 2008 for his season of The Bachelor: London Calling. He proposed to Shayne Lamas on the season 12 finale, but she ended the relationship, stating at the time that she was “young and overwhelmed.”

Bachelor Matt Grant

BARBADOS – MARCH 03: THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING – “Episode 1208” – Matt faced an excruciating decision between Chelsea and Shayne before making the commitment of his life, on the gripping Season Finale that ended with heartbroken Chelsea in tears and Shayne engaged to be married, on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” MONDAY, MAY 12 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images)

The financier later met Moring at a local English pub. “A refreshing change from TV and Tinder,” he told People.

The couple isn’t wasting any time planning their nuptials. They will marry in an English countryside ceremony later this year at the Brympton House, a picturesque manor in Somerset, England.

Bachelor Nation is anxiously awaiting the unions of several Bachelor and Bachelorette couples. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are still going strong after their 2016 engagement, and we can hardly wait for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell to get married. Evan Bass and Carly Waddell are also set to wed.

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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'