Bachelor in Paradise stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon may be just a few weeks away from their big wedding, but their love story started a number of years ago on a beach in Mexico.
Though the couple didn’t start dating until March 2018, they first met on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. Iaconetti was smitten with Haibon from the start, but it took him a little while to realize his feelings for her.
In a post shared on Sunday, Iaconetti shared a sweet photo of the pair kissing and revealed the moment she knew she wanted Haibon to be in her life forever — and it might make you swoon.
“During Bachelor in Paradise 2, a couple days into knowing Jared, he quoted the ‘You had me at hello’ scene from Jerry Maguire while doing the best impression of Tom Cruise,” she wrote.
“The movie was always one of my top 5 favorites. He didn’t just generically recite that one classic line and he had so much passion behind it all. That was one of the little moments in which I knew Jared needed to be part of my life.”
She added, “I turned to my sister, in awe feeling like I connected and related to him like no other man before, and said, ‘FML.’”
The couple got engaged back in June 2018 and are counting down the days until their August nuptials in Rhode Island. In fact, Iaconetti had her bridal shower last week and celebrated with all of her bridesmaids.
Iaconetti shared a photo of the group with the caption, “Instagram, meet my bridesmaids. Thank you to [see below for the list] for never rolling your eyes when I’m on a mission to accomplish my most whimsical dreams. Also, thanks in advance for wearing ball gowns at the wedding.”