'The Proposal' couple Latoya Blakely and Tyler Mackay: Are they still together and dating?!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/24/2018
The Proposal's latest couple, Latoya Blakely and Tyler Mackay, have revealed the current status of their relationship.
Latoya, a 33-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, served as the mystery woman in Monday night's episode of The Proposal, and she ultimately received a marriage proposal from her runner-up, Garland Brown.
However, Latoya chose to date Tyler instead and accompany the 26-year-old solar energy specialist from Boston, MA, on a trip to his favorite place, Cape Cod, after getting to know him for a fraction of the one-hour broadcast.
So did the couple ever make it to Cape Cod, and are they still together?
Well, according to The Proposal's official Twitter account, Latoya and Tyler are still dating to this day. And not only that, Latoya appears to be in love!
"We are happy to share that Latoya and Tyler did end up taking that trip to Cape Cod! They are enjoying getting to know each other," tweeted the show.
The Proposal's Twitter account also shared two cute photos of the happy couple from two separate occasions. One featured Latoya and Tyler posing in front of a dock filled with boats at sunset, and the other showed the pair enjoying each other's company at a bar.
Latoya also confirmed her relationship with Tyler is going great in a series of posts on Instagram on Monday night. In fact, Latoya seems blissfully happy with the suitor of her choice.
"Yes...We are still together! He's still kissing me, and he's still making me smile. Thank you @ty.phillips_ for accompanying me on this journey! I'm excited to see what the future holds (hopefully a passing score on the Bar Exam tomorrow). #love #loveatfirstsight #itworks #theproposal," Latoya captioned photos of Tyler kissing her on the cheek.
In a subsequent post, Latoya gushed of Tyler, "My longest post ever but worth the read: Wow! This entire experience has been unexpected and so incredible! I never thought that I would go on a dating show. Matter of fact, I was against it, and I had to be talked into it. 2018 has been my year of WHY NOT."
She also wrote, "I've been intentional about taking chances and living outside of my comfort zone. While it's scary at times (most times), it's been so rewarding! @ty.phillips_ is more than I could've imagined."
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Latoya went on to explain that she picked Tyler over Garland because he seemed "so genuine and sincere." She could also apparently tell that Tyler was a "good" and "respectable" man who's "close to his family."
"The amazing part about this is that he's all of those things and so much more. He's loving, caring, concerned about me, so easy to talk to, and so committed to the people in his life (and we always have a good time)," Latoya said.
"I understand why some people are reluctant to believe that it's possible to know someone and make such a big decision in such a short amount of time, but honestly, if you're honest with yourself and you listen to and follow your intuition, you'll be amazed at what can happen!"
Latoya also thanked God for her intuition and "incredible experience" on the show.
"And [for] the wonderful family and friends that I met in Cape Cod. In the words of the PTown boys, 'Cheers to old friends, new friends and full sends.' I'm excited to see what's next! #love...#family #friends #onceinalifetime #whynot #onelife #carpediem," Latoya concluded in her Instagram post.
Latoya and Tyler's episode of ABC's new pageant-style reality dating series filmed about two months ago.
Tyler was one of 10 men who competed for the attorney's heart in four rounds of competition, including swimwear and "dealbreaker questions." Until only two suitors remained, Latoya's identity and appearance was concealed from the contestants.
Latoya rejected a marriage proposal from a shocked and disappointed Garland to simply pursue dating Tyler despite his lack of an immediate commitment.
When Tyler was instructed to make a final speech or plea as to why he deserves Latoya, he got down on bended knee and presented Latoya with an engagement ring.
However, Tyler said, "I'm proposing -- that you come with me to Cape Cod and meet my family. And at that point, if you love my family and your family gives me their blessing, I'd love to get married to you with this ring."
The episode concluded with Latoya and Tyler hugging and kissing onstage.