Bachelor in Paradise’s Brandon Jones, Serene Russell Are Engaged

Paradise discovered! Brandon Jones and Serene Russell hit it off instantly throughout season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise, and so they bought their pleased ending through the finale on Tuesday, November 22.

“Brandon, I’ve at all times yearned for a life-changing love, however I had by no means seen it or skilled it firsthand. However then I met you,” Serene, 27, started. “I really feel like we have now two hearts reduce from the identical fabric and I’ve by no means felt extra seen or understood in my total life. In you, I’ve discovered my finest good friend, my lacking puzzle piece and my soulmate. I like you a lot and I’m by no means going to take that as a right.”

Brandon, 28, advised Serene that he didn’t need to spend one other second with out her earlier than getting down on one knee.

“Serene Brook Russell, I like you. I like you in each sense of the phrase. You’re this ever-lasting spark that has hit me so laborious and I’ve come to the gorgeous realization that from the second I noticed you, my fortunately ever after may’ve by no means began till I began a life with you,” he stated. “I’ll love you till the top of the time. I’ll love you till my final breath. … Serene Brook Russell, will you make me the happiest man to stroll this earth? Will you marry me?”


Brandon Jones and Serene Russell
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The duo related instantly after arriving on the seaside, pairing up on the primary day of filming. The twosome had been the primary couple to make use of the L-word with one another, with Brandon telling Serene that he was falling in love together with her throughout their first official date.

“Once I noticed you, [I knew] I didn’t need to be with anybody else however you,” the nurse recruiter stated throughout an October episode. “I’m falling in love with you and I’m so pleased that I’m. I’m so pleased that my life led me to you.”

The previous Bachelor star replied: “I’m undoubtedly falling in love with you too. And I’ve by no means felt this particular in my life.”

The Bachelorette alum gushed over Serene throughout an emotional second on the seaside within the November 15 episode, telling her that he feels “actually, actually blessed” to have her in his life. “I’m so grateful for you as a result of you’re the most lovely factor on this darkish place,” he continued. “I’m so pleased I discovered you.”

Brandon made his Bachelor Nation debut throughout Michelle Younger‘s season of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2021. The truth star completed in second place after the previous trainer, 29, selected Nayte Olukoya as her winner. Michelle and Nayte, 28, bought engaged through the season finale, however they introduced their break up in June.

Serene, for her half, first appeared throughout Clayton Echard‘s season of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this yr. She completed the competitors in fourth place following the hometowns episode.