While there’s been plenty of Bachelor and Bachelorette success stories over the years, the show has also spawned a few couples that clearly weren’t right for one another — couples like Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo from season 18, for example: Though he chose her as the final rose winner, he neither proposed nor would say the three little words every woman wants to hear from their partner: “I love you.”
And things only got worse from there. While every duo has their ups and downs, Nikki and Juan took their relationship spats to a whole other level — so much so that even a stint on VH1’s Couples Therapy couldn’t save them.
That’s all behind Nikki now, though, because she just got hitched, y’all!
It proves Juan was just a frog on her way to her prince/now-husband Tyler VanLoo. The couple got engaged back in January, and today, they said their vows in a Kansas City ceremony before 300 of their closest friends and family.
Nikki shared this adorable snap of the two getting their marriage license, writing, “We got git mawwwied y’all.” Okayyyy, we’re just gonna’ go ahead and say it — is it just us, or does her new hubs look an awful lot like the Bachelor that broke her heart?
Physical similarities aside, her beau’s relationship style couldn’t be more different than Juan’s, sharing his love for Nikki with the world with this gorgeous shot of their first dance
“That life sentence doesn’t seem so bad,” he wrote. Awwww, how sweet!
Meanwhile, Nikki gave us a better look at her gown (strapless with a tulle mermaid bottom) with this shot of her and her bridesmaids, writing, “When your squad goes 100 for you,” and pal @molly_zemianek gave us a shot of the front when she posed with “the most gorgeous bride.”
We, for one, couldn’t be happier for her. Congratulations, Nikki — you deserve it!
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(h/t E!, photos via Frederick M. Brown + Ethan Miller/Getty)