Reality TV love stories don’t always start on dating shows! Survivor stars Joe Anglim and Sierra Dawn Thomas announced their engagement on Tuesday, April 9, in a pair of adorable posts on Instagram.

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“Yes #forever. @sierra_dawn_,” Anglim wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of him on bended knee and kissing his new fiancee’s left hand as he shows off the diamond ring. Thomas also shared a picture of the ring, a teardrop-shaped sparkler, writing, “Forever and ever, amen.”

The Survivor costars first met in 2014 when they both competed on Survivor: Worlds Apart in Nicaragua. They didn’t date right away, though — in fact, Thomas voted Anglim off during their stint together. Things turned romantic last year, and the bride-to-be told People that the proposal was a total surprise.

“He was explaining his love for me, and I would say, ‘yeah, baby. I love you too!'” Thomas said. According to People, they were on their way back to Utah from Anglim’s sister’s wedding in Arizona over the weekend when they stopped to camp for the night.

“We found the perfect swinging chair facing the mountains and the most beautiful sunset,” Thomas divulged. “But then he got off the swing, reached into his coat, and got on one knee. It finally hit me what he was doing. I started crying, and he started crying! We were both crying.”

Congrats to the happy couple!

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