Ashley Iaconetti And Jared Haibon Are Dating! New Details On Their Relationship, Including When Haibon Finally Fell In Love

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Ashley Iaconetti And Jared Haibon Are Dating!

The Bachelor couple finally got together after three years.

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are dating! Bachelor fans can rejoice, the hot and cold romance rollercoaster between Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon is finally over. After meeting on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise in 2015 the couple had a complicated love story. They remained close friends even after the show and although it took a while, romance finally bloomed for these two. The new couple did an episode of Iaconetti's show The Story of Us to talk about their journey. 

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"Bachelor Nation hasn’t seen so many of the important details that make up our story. I thought there was no better way to explain to the people who have followed our love lives for over three years than by filming our own episode of The Story of Us,” Iaconetti told People.  

Haibon added in: “Our close friends have watched our relationship evolve and understand how we’ve gotten to this point. But people who haven’t been a part of our day-to-day lives ask us ‘Wait, how did this happen?’ With this show, it gave me an opportunity to elaborate more than just saying ‘I’m an idiot.'”

More details on the new couple who have secretly been dating since March: 

 1. Iaconetti was immediately in love. 


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Ashley seemed to be enamored right from the start. She fell hard for Jared and talked extensively about it on The Story of Us. "My interpretation of our first date is a little different. I was constantly scared of another girl coming in and catching your eye,” explains Iaconetti. “I was overthinking every little thing that came out of my mouth.”

But Haibon wasn't quite on board and even commented in 2015 after the show about their friendship not being anything more. "Unfortunately, it just wasn't there for us." 

2. Haibon made other love connections on the show.

A few seasons ago on Bachelor in Paradise, Haibon started to make a love connection with Caila Quinn. Iaconetti could be heard crying off-camera as Haibon and Quinn were kissing. Haibon talked about how at first he was a little taken aback with Iaconetti when she kept "staring" at him but he eventually hit it off with her — just not romantically.

Although he had his eyes on other girls, Haibon still had a connection with Iaconetti. "It’s not that difficult to be sweet to Ashley I.,” Haibon told People after filming the show in 2015 . “She can be a little possessive, [but] that is something I very much adore about her.” 

3. Haibon fell in love with Iaconetti after the show. 

“I never felt like it was over between us after Paradise,” he says. “I’m not gonna lie and say that I was in love with Ashley during BiP. It was a slow build for me.” It was during a weekend spent in Virginia with their friends for a charity event Iaconetti was planning that Haibon fell for he.r “I was in love,” he says. “That was such a different experience being with someone in the show and in real life. You were just so down to earth and easy-going, ambitious … sexy. I wanted you that night.” Adds Iaconetti: “I knew he was looking at me!”

4. But Ianconetti was already in another relationship.


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"I remember I heard rumors that you might have met somebody and I was sad, Sometimes I need a kick in the a**. That was a big kick in the a**.”  Haibon told Iaconetti in The Story of Us.

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5. Haibon made attempts to win her back. 

He tried to get her back and met her at an airport with a big kiss, but Iaconetti was still with  Canadian Bachelorette star Kevin Wendt. He wrote her a letter to try and finally make the connection. "I'm tired of making what could be the biggest mistake of my life, which is letting go of one of the most important people in my life: you," he said in the letter. Iaconetti said the letter made her "scream cry."

6. They announced their relationship on Instagram. 


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“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible,” Haibon captioned a pic of the couple on Instagram Tuesday. In her own pic, Iaconetti added: “I love my boyfriend.”

7. Bachelor Nation is loving the new relationship. 


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“I feel the love!! Best post ever. Love you guys!!” Roper commented on his pic. “Brb crying. Real life rom-com love story. You guys are the best. Love you sooo much.” Dean Unglert added: “Couldn’t be happier for these two! So don’t mind me while I sit on the floor beneath the canoodling.” Tanner Tolbert commented “About damn time!!! and Corinne Olympious wrote: “OMG FINALLY JEEZ.”

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Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.