After making waves last year with his public coming out, former football player and reality TV star Colton Underwood is officially set to tie the knot with his fiancé, political strategist Jordan C. Brown!
To celebrate the occasion, and to make us believe in love again, here's a timeline of their whirlwind romance!
Months after publicly coming out, Underwood and Brown were seen out and about together while vacationing in Hawaii (the two even apparently swapped some kisses, engaging in PDA) in September of 2021, but the two had yet to publicly talk about or confirm their relationship.
In an early December 2021 interview with Us Weekly, Underwood officially confirmed his relationship Brown, saying he came along at just the right time to help him ease into his life as an out gay man.
“I’m happy, I’m in love, and I’m in a good position,” he said at the time. “Everything as far as that goes has been pretty smooth.”
Later in December, Underwood publicly shared pictures of he and Brown (who was celebrating his 39th birthday) together on his Instagram account in a series of Story posts that said, “Happy birthday to my dog-loving, family man, corn-fed love.”
Underwood and Brown rang in the new year together by taking their relationship to the next level, purchasing a $3 million home in the Los Angeles metro area where the two could move in together. Underwood even posted a pic of himself on IG having dinner and wine while sitting on the floor of an empty room (though it's wasn't clear if the room he's in is part of his brand new place).
On the last day of February, Underwood publicly announced his engagement to now-fiancé Brown, telling People magazine that they decided to get engaged in Big Sur after his birthday.
"I'm extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life," he told the magazine. "Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible."
"The only time in my life I'm ok with wasting a bottle of champagne," Brown said in his own Instagram post. "I love you babe."