Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright are engaged, Life & Style reports, and both of their Twitter accounts confirm, as well as this shot of Peyton with a lovely engagement ring on her finger.

He was the fan favorite and runner-up on The Bachelorette season 6 with Ali Fedotowsky, whose time on the show was so heart-warming that a rainbow literally appeared as he was sent home.

She’s the sweet Southern gal whom Bachelor Andy Baldwin deserted on an aircraft carrier and was one of the few voices of reason last season on Bachelor Pad. When they began dating last summer, Chris said they’d been introduced via his Bachelorette co-star and Peyton’s Bachelor Pad co-star Jesse Beck.

“I found the love of my life in Peyton,” Chris says to L&S. “We are so incredibly happy together. She was worth the wait.”

Chris and Peyton aren’t the only couple to meet not on, but because of The Bachelor. Deanna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano (contestant Michael Stagliano’s twin brother), Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders and John Presser and Tara Durr all found each other thanks to the Bachelor connection. Love may not always happen on the show, but getting dumped and joining the post-show network of sexy singles seems to have its advantages.

Congratulations to Chris and Peyton! I officially forgive him for turning down his own Bachelor stint and inadvertently making way for Brad Womack’s disappointing second chance season.

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