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UPDATE: Tony and Blakeley are now engaged!

Tony Pieper
went from a blip on The Bachelorette Season 8 to arguably the Prince Charming of Bachelor Pad 3, sweeping Blakeley Jones off her feet. In BP3 Episode 7, during which Blakeley and Tony were eliminated, Tony can be seen consoling a sobbing Blakeley in the car. “I’m so happy I found you, I never expected it,” Tony cooed while petting Blakeley’s thigh (we see what you did there, Pied Pieper).

Although these lovebirds are no longer canoodling on the show, you can rest assured their BP3-begun love story is still going strong. Blakeley is currently in the middle of a cross-country move to Portland, Oregon, where Tony lives with his 11-year-old son, Taylor. On August 31, Tony tweeted, “Please be safe on your drive across the country babe! I’ll put in a lil prayer and you get that cute lil fanny to the West Coast!”

See? All’s well that ends well — and true love is worth a helluva lot more than $250,000.

Credit: ABC/Warner Bros Photo: Bachelor Pad 3 Deleted Scene: Tony Introduces Blakeley to His Son (VIDEO)