Credit: Instagram Photo: Courtney Robertson and dog

Worried that former L.A. beach babe Courtney Robertson would have a tough time transitioning to life in the Bay Area? Don’t be. A close friend of the Bachelor star says that since moving to San Francisco to live with boyfriend Cavan Clark, Courtney’s been thriving.

“She was ready for a change,” the friend tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “And she was tired of doing the long distance thing with Cavan. Since moving in together, she’s been happier than ever.”

“She and Cavan have known each other for a long time and she feels safe being with someone who’s always been there for her. Even when they were broken up and Courtney was doing The Bachelor, he always supported her.”

Things are getting so serious, the couple has even put marriage and children on the table. “It’s happening,” the friend adds. “It’s just matter of time. They’re sure about each other.”

We’re told Courtney’s already bonded with Cavan’s family, especially his sister, Tolan, who happens to be married to celebrity chef Tyler Florence. (Oh, to have a seat at that dinner table!) “Courtney leaned on Tolan when she was getting beaten up in the press while the show was on the air,” the friend explains. “They’ve always been close.”

“Work is going really well too,” the friend adds. “She signed with a local modeling agency and has two national commercials coming out soon – one for Cadillac and one for DirectTV.”

In love and killing it with her career — we couldn’t be happier for her!