During Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” Brandon Jones and Serene Russell hit the beach right away. They were arguably the most solid couple of the season, and it probably came as no surprise to viewers that they got engaged in the finale. Shortly after their engagement went public with Tuesday night’s finale, the reality TV stars shared their first Instagram posts about their relationship. Viewers are looking for this romance to go the distance, and so far it looks like they’re well on their way to hearing the wedding bells ring.
Here’s what you need to know:
After the “Bachelor in Paradise” finale aired, Russell shared a fun video on her Instagram page. Her caption just featured a heart emoji, and it seemed like “Bachelor in Paradise” fans needed all the context for the post. The video Russell shared on Instagram was a montage of still photos and video clips from the past few months. There were even some clips from the reunion show taping, where Jones wore his fiancee at one point and lent her his suit jacket.
Other parts of the video highlighted smiles and precious moments shared by the “Bachelor in Paradise” stars after filming ended in Mexico, but before the finale aired. Judging by the responses Russell received to her post, people are eager to see a lot more.
“FINALLY LET THE WORLD KNOW,” said “Bachelor in Paradise” co-star Genevieve Parisi.
“My little fiance babysss!!!” added Teddi Wright, who was also on Season 8 but left without love.
“Best couple ever to come out of this franchise!!!” one fan commented.
Jones also shared a series of photos on his Instagram page after the “Bachelor in Paradise” finale. His post did not include any photos of his off-camera time with Russell. Instead, he focused on sharing moments from when he proposed to Russell on the beach in Mexico while filming for “Bachelor in Paradise” wrapped.
“So incredibly happy for you two,” said former “Bachelorette” Rachel Recchia. In another comment, she added, “HARD LAUNCH.”
“Love you both so much! Family trip to Disney? added Danielle Maltby, who also found love during Season 8 of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
“So so so very happy for all of you. You are both beautiful people inside and deserve only the best!” shared “Bachelor” star Susie Evans.
“You two made me cry every time you talked to each other! Your love for each other was palpable just by watching on TV! I will miss watching your journey! All the best!” a fan gushed.
Fans of “Bachelor in Paradise” on Reddit also had thoughts about the couple after the finale aired.
“I know everyone says they’re trite, but you know what? They are harmless and I hope it works,” admitted one fan.
“Yeah like it’s not my vibe, but it’s theirs and I think that’s great for them. Melts my cold heart a little bit,” another Redditor agreed.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” couple told Bachelor Nation that they are moving into a place together in San Diego, California. They’ve been tossing ideas around a wedding, but “For now, we’re just enjoying the moment and really enjoying our engagement,” Jones shared.