"This man. From the time I met him last year in Mexico I thought to myself he is hot -- and would make such a good husband from all the good energy I felt from his heart. I didn't think much more of it because I lived in San Diego and he lived in Nashville," wrote Juelia, who competed for Chris Soules' heart on Season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015 before appearing on Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise later that year.
"Little did I know he was going to come visit me and little did I know I would feel sick to my stomach when he left to go back home."
"I knew I hadn't felt that special or that close to someone in pretty much ever, and had no idea how it would work out. I am so happy that our relationship not only developed so much over the next couple months, but flourished."
Juelia confessed trying to make a long-distance relationship work was "hard," but they knew what they wanted and "went through the ups and downs" together.
"We made it here... stronger and happier than ever. I am so excited to say... WE ARE ENGAGED!!!!!!" Juelia gushed in her post.
"He is the best man I could ask for and my best friend... not to mention he makes me laugh till my stomach hurts every morning and every day. I never would have expected we would have met like we did but I am so freaking grateful that we did. I love you @theaaronbass!! Thank you for making me the luckiest girl in the world!!"
Evan congratulated the bride and groom-to-be on social media following Juelia's sweet announcement.
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Juelia has been looking for a happily-ever-after relationship ever since her late husband committed suicide in 2013. The pair had been married for three years and welcomed a daughter Ireland together, now 5, before Dustin Kinney sadly decided to take his own life.
Based on photos on social media, Ireland and Aaron appear to have a very special, loving relationship, and he has fully embraced his new father-figure role.
Prior to meeting Aaron, Juelia datedThe Bachelorette'sJJ Lane in 2016, and the couple attempted to hash out their issues on the ninth season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.