Ashley and Jared shocked the world this week when they revealed they are dating after a three-year "are they or aren't they" saga.
When Ashley and Jared weren't dating, they both explored other options. Since meeting in 2015 on Bachelor in Paradise 2, each reality TV star has acquired a significant ex -- Jared's ex is Caila from Bachelor in Paradise 3, and Ashley's ex is Kevin fromThe Bachelor Winter Games.
After news broke on an episode of The Story Of Us that Ashley and Jared are now dating and in love, Caila tweeted Tuesday night, "Happy everything worked out in the end. congrats #TheStoryofUs."
And Kevin made the following comment Wednesday on a sweet photo of Ashley and Jared on Instagram: "You deserve it Ash. Congratulations to you both."
Ashley and Jared had a brief fling before Jared decided he wanted to be friends and then both individuals appeared on Bachelor in Paradise's third season in 2016.
On Season 3 of BIP, Jared ignored Ashley's advances and began dating Caila. The couple continued dating once they returned home, and Caila -- who currently resides in New York -- even met Jared's family in Rhode Island.
But things fell apart within six weeks, and Caila revealed in August 2016 "mystical forces" caused their split.
It was pretty obvious at the time Caila was referring to Ashley, who fell in love with Jared the moment she met him one year earlier.
"Friends call him often and he answers," Caila previously explained, seemingly taking a shot at Ashley. "And things were brought up that we couldn't really let go of, and it made it really hard to go forward."
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When asked whether Jared needed to cut ties with Ashley in order to find love, Caila replied, "I hope not."
But she went on to say people only have so much room in their hearts, suggesting Jared gave too much space to Ashley and so he didn't have much room left in his heart for anyone else.
As for Ashley and Kevin, they met in late 2017 while filming The Bachelor Winter Games,which aired earlier this year. Although Kevin lives in Canada and Ashley is a U.S. citizen, the pair continued their romance in the real world, but it didn't last long.
Ashley and Jared revealed on The Story Of Us they officially began dating in March, shortly after Ashley announced her split from Kevin.
Ashley apparently knew at the time she broke up with Kevin that Jared wanted her back, but she claims she gave Kevin a fair chance and did not cheat on him, (except for one steamy kiss she had with Jared at an airport while she was with Kevin).
It was only after Ashley called it quits on her relationship with Kevin that Jared claims he began wooing and pursuing her with love letters and flowers. Ashley had said she and Kevin just weren't meant to be because their chemistry was lacking.