'Bachelor in Paradise' Alums Kevin Wendt and Astrid Loch Are Engaged
By Jennifer Drysdale
Congrats to Kevin Wendt and Astrid Loch!
TheBachelor in Paradisealums are engaged, they revealed on Instagram on Tuesday. Wendt proposed last Wednesday, just over a year after they met and started dating on season five of the Bachelor spinoff.
"You’ll never walk alone again. From here on out, we run together. Astrid you are my family, babe. Forever. (See my stories for the adventure/ most nervous I’ve been my entire life!!!)," Wendt, a Canadian firefighter, captioned the slideshow. Among the photos were gorgeous snaps of his waterside proposal, as well as his lucky lady posing with her stunning ring.
Loch captioned her post: "08.28.19. I could have sworn the world stood still in this moment. A moment I’ll never forget. Just you + me. @kevin.c.wendt you’ve taught me to love, learn and grow and I can’t believe you’ve chosen me to spend this crazy life with. Wonder if I’ll ever stop smiling? Probably not. In this together, forever. ♥️ #sugar ?: @allyandnicholas."
According to Kathryn Money, VP of Strategy & Merchandising for Brilliant Earth, Astrid's engagement ring appears to feature a 2 carat cushion cut diamond on a delicate diamond accented setting. The elegant simplicity of the ring’s design allows the gorgeous center diamond to be the focal point. Money estimates the cost of the ring to be between $20,000 to $35,000.
Wendt first appeared on season one of The Bachelorette Canada, where he got engaged to Jasmine Lorimer; they ended their engagement in April 2017, five months after the show ended. He then appeared on Bachelor Winter Games in February 2018, during which he dated Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti. They split soon after the show finished airing, and she went on to marry Bachelorette alum Jared Haibon last month.
The 35-year-old met Loch (who appeared on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor) on Bachelor in Paradise last summer. They ended their romance before the show's finale, but ended up reconnecting and she relocated to be with him in Canada soon after.