Former Bachelor Jesse Palmer is finally engaged. The sports commentator, who was on the 5th season of the Bachelor in 2004.
Palmer is engaged to girlfriend Emely Fardo after more than two years of dating. Palmer popped the question during a romantic—and surprise—trip, according to PEOPLE.
“I’ve been so enamored, so in love with this woman and it only has grown. I’m head over heels for her,” said Palmer.
The 40-year-old proposed during a trip to Paris. He revealed how he planned the trip.
“We had a week off of work so I booked tickets to Montreal and let her think we were staying 10 days at my home there,” he said. "On Monday morning I surprised her and said 'pack your bags, we’re going to the airport.'"
He continued, “When we got to the terminal, she realized we were going to Paris. We stayed in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, I surprised her again and booked a car to take us to Champagne.”
His romantic proposal took place at sunset. He gave his fiancée a 3.5-carat diamond ring.
“I was trying to find the right one she would like. I wanted to get the ring shape, setting and band right,” he said. “She said I knocked it out of the park.”
Fardo and Palmer met while taking a boxing class in New York City. He said they hit it off immediately.
“She has taught me, cares for me like no one else. She has made me be the best version of myself,” he said. “She loves me unconditionally. I’m head over heels for her.”
Congratulations to the couple! May God bless their upcoming union.