Bachelor in Paradise produced at least two happy couples with very different happy endings. Michelle Money and Cody Sattler decided to stick with each other and continue dating while Marcus Grodd and Lacey Faddoul got engaged. Even though the show is over, eyes are still on these two couples as they get to know each other without the cameras, prepare for their future and attempt to prove their critics wrong. Read on to find out what these Bachelor in Paradise couples have to say about their relationships.
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Michelle and Cody
It looks like the third time’s a charm for single mother Michelle Money, who had to go through failed relationships on The Bachelor season 15 and Bachelor Pad season 2 only to find love on Bachelor in Paradise with Cody Sattler. Money was initially a bit skeptical about dating Sattler, a personal trainer who joined The Bachelorette season 10, but had a change of heart after spending time with him in the Fantasy Suite.
“There’s something about having that alone time with someone where you can really talk about your past and what makes you who you are,” Money told Us Magazine. “I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I really wanted to open up to him. To be able to have the chance to do that without cameras and microphones made such a huge difference for both of us. It took everything to a new level.”
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On the other hand, it was practically love at first sight for Sattler, who admitted that he “fell fast.”
“I’ve only dated two girls seriously in my entire life, and I’ve been single for four years, so I knew exactly what I wanted,” Sattler revealed. “I met Michelle and she just swept me off my feet. I’ve never met anyone like her. I keep saying if they could bottle how I feel and sell it, I’d be a billionaire. Everyone deserves to be this happy and this in love. It’s just a crazy good feeling.”
And now that Bachelor in Paradise is over, things are seemingly going well for the couple, who have been talking everyday despite living in different states. They also make it a point to see each other every other weekend. “It’s been so easy, and it’s only gotten better since the show ended,” Sattler said. “It’s going in the right direction, I can tell you that!”
Sattler also expressed how serious he is with Money, revealing that he’s planning to move from Arlington, Iowa to Salt Lake City, Utah and that wedding bells are definitely in the cards for their future.
“I love everything about this girl. She’s just a down-to-earth woman. She’s beautiful, she’s a great mom — I just love how cool she is,” he raved. “I want to marry this girl. I wouldn’t be moving to Salt Lake City if I didn’t see that in the future. I can’t wait to call this woman my wife. I want to get married, and I can’t think of a better person to spend my life with than Michelle.”
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Money has nothing but praises for Sattler, who is adored by her family, including her 9-year-old daughter Brielle. “She loves Cody,” she said. “We laugh nonstop. Cody is a big jungle gym for her — she climbs all over him. They’re like two little kids. He has such a positive, genuine, kind, loving spirit. Anyone who knows him will you tell you the same thing.”
Meanwhile, a TV wedding is definitely something Money and Sattler are considering. “It’s so cool that people watched us fall in love, so I don’t see why we wouldn’t do something so people can continue the journey with us. I think it would be fun,” Money said.
Marcus and Lacy
Another couple who got a happy ending on Bachelor in Paradise is Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul. The couple got engaged in the finale of the Bachelor spin-off but it did results to some skeptics raising their eyebrows over the their hasty decision to head to the altar.
“We actually calculated how many hours we spent together and how long it would’ve taken us in real life to date and get that far,” Faddoul explained to People. “It was approximately six months! Timing is everything. It happened naturally for Marcus and I in Paradise. We treated it as if it were our everyday life. We both have a lot of responsibilities in our careers, and Paradise allowed us to let our youth come out.”
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While Grodd and Faddoul were quick to jump on the engagement wagon, they claim they are not rushing to hear wedding bells just yet. “We definitely want to wait a year to get married at least. We want to do it right. We get one shot at this,” Grodd said.
“We are actually going to enjoy our engagement,” Faddoul added. “We’ve talked about it and I’ve been on Pinterest a lot. He sends me bridal magazines, so he wants it to be on my mind. He’s coming to see my home and I’m going to see his home, so we’re going to decide after that where we’re going to live together.”
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