Everyone who's in #BachelorNation has witnessed the ups and downs of Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon's relationship for years. Between the two of them, they've appeared on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, The Bachelor Winter Games, and Bachelor in Paradise Australia. Looking at Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s relationship timeline throughout the time they've been on Bachelor franchise is literally looking at a friends-to-lovers story. As opposed to the usual Bachelor narrative, Iaconetti and Haibon's story wasn't neatly packaged into a two-month show. Their romance – and now engagement – took three years to develop, mirroring how love actually works for a lot of couples in real life.
#BachelorNation fans watch the franchise for the entertaining twists and turns, but also to see two people fall in love. It happens sometimes, OK? I admittedly was unsure if Iaconetti and Haibon would ever get their act together and be with each other. Haibon's uncertainty to admit his feelings for Iaconetti was definitely a hurdle he had to get over. But they found their way eventually. Here's how.