Bachelor alum Colton Underwood and political strategist Jordan C. Brown are engaged!
PEOPLE was first to confirm that Underwood and Brown are engaged. “After my birthday, Jordan and I went to Big Sur for a weekend getaway to decompress and relax in nature,” Underwood revealed to PEOPLE. “I couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful place to celebrate an amazing milestone in my life and relationship.”
“I’m extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life,” he continues. “Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible.”
Underwood and Brown took to Instagram on Monday to share the exciting news about their engagement on social media. “Life is going to be fun with you,” Underwood shared on Instagram. “The only time in my life I’m ok with wasting a bottle of champagne. I love you babe,” Brown wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the couple popping champagne.
Underwood publicly came out as gay in April 2021 and shared the experience in a Netflix documentary, Coming Out Colton. Underwood and Brown started dating shortly after in summer 2021.
“I wasn’t really pursuing dating at first. But since then I found somebody and I am very much in love,” Colton told PEOPLE in December. “I was struggling with my sexuality but I had such a level of fear over being gay,” he added. “Now that I’ve been out to myself for a year, it’s the healthiest and happiest I’ve ever felt. And there is nothing I would ever want to be but gay.”
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