So remember how we found out a while ago that Bachelor in Paradise producers were reportedly angling for a finale proposal? Things didn’t work out with Chris Bukowski and Elise Mosca (who do reportedly make a brief appearance in the final ep), but apparently they found another one of the show's cuddly couples to get engaged on-camera: Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul!
We already told you that Marcus and Juan Pablo Galavis’s former contestant Lacy Faddoul were one of the two successful couples at the end of the show — along with Cody Sattler and Michelle Money. But it looks like it was Andi’s fourth place finisher who beat his fellow Season 10-er to the chase, as Marcus and Lacy got engaged in tonight's September 8 BiP finale.
Us Weekly's own sources confirmed the engagement way back on July 24, though we didn't know for sure until this evening. And while that may seem soon after Andi ended things with Marcus, we guess the Dorf wasn’t that hard to get over in the end — even if Marcus made it seem that way during July 21's "Men Tell All" special.
Lacy added fuel to our wild speculation fire earlier today, sending out a pretty telling tweet that read, “The meaning of yopo changes for me tonight. Find out why on the finale of #bachelorinparadise.” For those not obsessed like we are, “yopo” means “you only Paradise once.” So does the meaning change to “you only get engaged in Paradise once” for Lacy?
We have to admit we’re not that shocked that the impromptu proposer was Marcus. The 26-year-old was the first of Andi’s guys to drop the L-bomb — by a clear mile, actually. So not only was he pretty open with his feelings, he certainly seemed ready for a serious commitment. Sadly, the Dorf didn't feel the same way, and sent him packing during Hometown Dates.
But it looks like he finally found that commitment in nurse Lacy, also 26, who was eliminated far too early on Bachelor 18 — like first episode early. In fact, Marcus even dropped the L-bomb on her in Episode 5 of BiP, before she returned the sentiments in Episode 6. That was fast! At least this time the feelings were fully reciprocated.
Here’s wishing a big congrats to these two pretty young people. May they get their own ABC-funded wedding and join the ranks of other franchise mainstays like Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, and Jason Mesnick and Molly Mesnick — or at least Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, who aren’t yet married but are still going strong.
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