Brayden Bowers bought down on one knee for a shock engagement to Christina Mandrell throughout The Golden Marriage ceremony on Thursday, January 4.
“I simply knew that there was one thing particular, and there was one thing totally different, after which I bought to spend time with you and bought to spend time with Blakely … and introduce you to my household,” Brayden, 25, gushed, referring to Christina’s daughter together with her ex-husband. “For the primary time in my life, I really feel like I discovered somebody that I may be myself with unapologetically. And I’ve no doubts that I wish to spend the remainder of my life with you.”
Host Jesse Palmer later revealed that Brayden bought permission from Gerry Turner to pop the query on his and Theresa Nist’s huge day.
Brayden and Christina’s relationship was revealed throughout the Bachelor in Paradise season 9 finale final month.
Brayden, who made his debut throughout Charity Lawson’s Bachelorette season final summer season, left BiP as a single man however discovered love with Christina, 28, outdoors of the franchise.
“Now, Brayden is courting Christina from Zach’s season,” a message throughout the BiP finale learn. “Brayden is instructing Christina’s daughter the best way to decorate.”
Now, they’re shifting in collectively. Following the vacations, Christina — who appeared on Zach Shallcross’ season of The Bachelor in early 2023 — gave followers a take a look at her preparation for Brayden’s transfer to Nashville.
“Full delulu mode considering I might pull off organizing the complete home earlier than Brayden strikes in … so now it appears like this 😅🙃🤪,” she captioned a January 1 put up, cleansing the home.
When information of her and Brayden’s relationship went public, Christina wasn’t shy about sharing her love.
“AHHH! We are able to ‘FINALEy’ shout it from the rooftops!! Past the cameras and actuality present drama, Brayden (aka MY BOYFRIEND!) and I discovered one thing really particular,” Christina shared on Instagram in December 2023. “In one another, we have now an area the place being unapologetically ourselves isn’t just accepted however celebrated! One thing I by no means knew I used to be lacking till I did.”
She gushed over their “goofy, love-filled world,” and revealed that Brayden will likely be shifting to Christina’s hometown of Nashville as they enter the subsequent section of their relationship.
“San Diego to Nashville received’t be only a change of surroundings however the subsequent chapter in our journey as a workforce,” she continued in her December put up. “A future the place laughter, authenticity, and the power of ‘US’ outline our story. … We’re on this journey collectively, cheering one another on, and creating a house crammed with laughter and love. Grateful for the convenience of being precisely who we’re with each other. There’s one thing extremely particular about discovering a love that seems like residence.”