Katie and Chris recently got together on Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season, but it has seemingly been full-steam ahead for this couple ever since.
The pair started out as friends, but Chris pushed their friendship into a different direction when he comforted her during a time of need.
Katie crushed Wills Reid by letting him know she wasn't interested in pursuing a relationship with him, but hurting Wills' feelings resulted in Katie bawling her eyes out and feeling guilty.
Wills said and did all the right things, but Katie simply wasn't feeling it with the bachelor.
"I feel like a monster," Katie vented in a confessional.
Chris didn't like seeing Kate so upset, and so he pulled her aside to talk and calm her down. Chris offered her a shoulder to cry on.
Chris listened to Katie express her concerns, and he insisted he respected her and her emotions. Katie learned in that moment Chris had romantic feelings for her and he was trying to make a move.
"This is where I want to be. I want to be here and I want to be here with you. My favorite part of the day is always talking to you," Chris told Katie.
"Our conversations are effortless and it's easy for me to be open with you. I'm not here to waste my time or anyone's time. I came here to do this for a reason, to invest my time in [someone] fully, and right now, I feel like that's with you. I want it to be with you."
Chris made Katie feel secure and calm, and she apparently felt connected with him and gushed about how he "rocks."
Katie said she could see herself falling for Chris if things kept progressing in a positive manner, and she couldn't believe he was still single.
Katie and Chris' connection appeared to deepen quickly after that point.
"I'm here to find someone and I'm 100 percent pursuing Katie and there's no one else here I'd really want to invest any time in," Chris said in a confessional during the latest episode that aired on August 13.
"The only thing I hope for tonight is that I get a rose from Katie, and I'm extremely excited about that, because I don't want a rose from anyone else and I think we're at a spot where we have an understanding with each other and really want to take that next step in our relationship."
What happens next for Chris and Katie on Paradise?
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Katie gives her rose to Chris at the second Rose Ceremony of the season in which the women will have the power.
However, a newcomer will stir things up, ABC revealed, when she asks Chris out on a date.
Carbone says that newcomer will be Jennifer Saviano, and she'll set her eyes immediately on Chris.
Jennifer's pursuit of Chris will reportedly leave Katie feeling a little insecure, especially because she had just expressed her strong feelings for Chris moments beforehand.
ABC went as far as to say Katie might come to regret being so honest with Chris about where she stood with him.
Despite Jennifer being in the mix, Carbone wrote in his spoilers last month that Chris ends up giving Katie his rose at the season's third Rose Ceremony and then the pair will continue to exchange roses from that point forward.
Does Katie and Chris' love story come to an end?
Katie and Chris reportedly continue to date all season long and are reportedly one of four couples to go on an overnight Fantasy Suite date towards the end of the Bachelor in Paradise season.
And then in the finale, according to Carbone, Chris proposes marriage to Katie and she accepts!
Chris and Katie are therefore one of three couples to reportedly get engaged on Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise.
There is currently no indication that Chris and Katie have broken up since Bachelor in Paradise finished filming in Mexico in late June.
Katie and Chris details
Chris initially found fame way back on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, but he got rejected when Emily determined her Final 3 bachelors.
Chris later returned for Season 3 of Bachelor Pad and then crashed Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. But Andi chose not to let Chris join her cast of guys since he had developed a player reputation from his time on Bachelor Pad.
Chris then appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, but he only lasted several weeks on each season.
Chris famously announced his "retirement" from The Bachelor franchise in 2015, but he apparently had a change of heart and decided to do the show again.
As for Katie, she is a medical sales representative from Sherman Oaks, CA, who appeared on Season 23 of The Bachelor starring Colton Underwood. She finished in eighth place on Colton's season.