It looks like Bachelorette alum Marcus Grodd found love in a reality TV-less place. In a new interview with People, the 29-year-old, who appeared on Andi Dorfman's season, as well as Bachelor in Paradise, shared some exciting news: Grodd is engaged to Ally Lutar. After a public and tumultuous romantic past, he explained how he fell in love with Lutar, someone outside of Bachelor Nation. Although his fiancée isn't from the ABC franchise, it seems Grodd took some notes from the show and proposed in total Bachelor fashion.
The May 9 proposal reportedly took place at Lynn Valley Canyon in Vancouver in a scene straight out of a fairytale. "I was trying to find the perfect location to propose. I wanted her to be completely surprised," he told People. He took his 35-year-old girlfriend on a mountainside hike and got down on one knee on a suspension bridge over a waterfall to pop the question. Meanwhile, Lutar's family was waiting at the bottom with champagne. See? Done like a true bachelor.
"It was truly the most incredible day of our lives,” he told the magazine. Their People photo spread shows the two looking quite serene in an open field, shoeless and holding each other. And although it's not Neil Lane, the engagement ring is beautiful — a halo-set diamond with a 3-carat round center stone, one he customized with a local Vancouver jeweler.
Now, they're taking to social media to share the big news. "You're my soulmate, my entire world, you were the missing piece to the puzzle of my life," Grodd shared on Instagram. His fiancée, who owns marketing agency Propelle + Konnect, shared a photo of Grodd holding her up, writing, "He even loves me when my feet are dirty." Grodd first started posted photos of him and his girlfriend in July of last year, and according to People, they met through a mutual friend.
Grodd's happily ever after comes after he made the final four on Dorfman's season in 2014 and went through a public split from fellow Bachelor in Paradise star Lacy Faddoul (after they wed on a 2015 episode and called it quits in 2016).
Here's to many more open-field photoshoots and love for hopeless romantic bachelors.