‘Bachelorette’ alum Luke Pell is engaged to Amanda Mertz

“Bachelorette” alum Luke Pell finally got down on one knee.

Pell proposed to his girlfriend, Amanda Mertz, 35, over the weekend while on vacation in Italy.

According to People Magazine, the Bachelor Nation star paid close attention to every detail before asking the question. Pell reportedly hired a photographer to secretly capture the moment, contacted a florist to decorate the pre-planned venue, and hired local musicians to play music whenever he got down on one knee.

His surprised bride-to-be was all smiles when she said “yes” to the 37-year-old.

The commercial broker said he is “very excited about the next stage of life” as he plans to marry his leading lady.

Luke Pell and Amanda Mertz on the beach
Pell says he is “very excited” about the couple’s “next season of life” together.

“You know, you’re on the same team and you really start to feel that as you’re bonding and heading toward marriage and now you’re engaged,” he told People. “We’re excited to just get on with life together I guess [that] is the best part.”

He continued: ‘It is strange that you have been single for so many years and are used to solving life problems as an individual. And when you have someone who can help you with that, it’s just a nice feeling.”

Luke Pell and Amanda Mertz smile.
Pell got help from Mertz’s friends to plan the surprise.
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Pell met the on-air host in 2018 after being turned down to become the Bachelor. The newly engaged couple took time apart in 2020 but were revived shortly after realizing they were destined.

“Sometimes our frustrations or our other distractions in life — a career, or things and logistics of life — don’t align. They push us away,” Pell told People.

“And then when you take some distance from someone, you realize, wow, I mean, maybe there are challenges to what we’re doing. We may not be exactly the same person, but we have a lot more similarities than differences. There’s something to be said for that. And that was it for us.”

Luke Pell and Amanda Mertz.
The couple were celebrating a friend’s wedding in Italian before getting engaged.

Pell competed for JoJo Fletcher during season 12 of “The Bachelorette” where he quickly became a fan favorite. Though the Texas native won viewers’ hearts, he was knocked out in week 8 and struggled to find love until he met Mertz.

“Dating is very different after the show,” he told The Post in 2017. “It’s much more complicated and much harder than you might think.”

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