Serene and Brandon got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise's eighth season and then moved in together in San Diego, but the former Oklahoma-based teacher sparked breakup speculation earlier this week when she posted modeling photos in which she clearly wasn't wearing her diamond engagement ring.
Brandon said he and Serene navigated things "well" when they had to hide from the public while Bachelor in Paradisewas airing on ABC. He said they always manage to "lift each other up" whenever necessary.
On Bachelor in Paradise's finale, Serene told Brandon that they had a life-changing love, something more than she ever could have expected or dreamed about. She said she felt seen and understood more than ever before.
"I found my best friend, my missing puzzle piece and my soul mate," Serene shared with Brandon on the final day of filming. "I love you so much and I'm never going to take that for granted."
In reply, Brandon shared how "The Split" twist made him realize that he never wanted to spend another day of his life without her. Brandon gushed about how he loved her in every sense of the word and she's an "everlasting spark" that hit him so hard.
"I will love you until the end of time. I will love you until my last breath, and I want to start forever with you," Brandon said. "And that starts with making you my forever."
Brandon then got down on one knee and the couple got engaged.
Bachelor in Paradise host Jesse Palmer then joined the pair on the beach and revealed how he'd been ordained and could marry them on the spot if they wanted to be spontaneous and seal the deal.
However, the couple chose not to get married since they both want their loved ones to attend the wedding.
Brandon confirmed on the reunion it was love at first sight with Serene and she's the "most perfect" woman for him. And Serene said she was so grateful for Brandon, who yelled, "I love the sh-t out of you!"