'The Bachelorette's' Ben Zorn Is Engaged — Meet His Fiancé Stacy Santilena

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Who Is Stacy Santilena? New Details On 'The Bachelorette' Ben Zorn's Fiancé

Former Bachelorette contestant Ben Zorn is engaged to his girlfriend of two years Stacy Santilena. You'll remember Ben from season 11 of The Bachelorette back in 2015. Zorn romanced Kaitlyn Bristowe and went on to appear on season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise. But now he's found love in the real world. Who is Stacy Santilena?

1. They got engaged in Lake Tahoe

On Friday August 23rd, Ben Zorn got down on one knee and asked Stacy to be his forever. He took to Instagram to share two photos and wrote: "She said yes!” he wrote. “Friday 8/23 I asked this beautiful women [sic] to marry me on the shores of Lake Tahoe, CA a place that’s always meant so much to us. @ssantilena you are my best friend and I’m so lucky I get to call you mine! I couldn’t be more excited to spend my future with you! • Let the Wedding planning begin!”

2. Stacy's sentiments

Stacy Santilena also shared the exact same photos to her IG and wrote: “On Friday August twenty-third at approximately 6:30pm the most amazing man in world became mine forever! I still pinch myself everyday that he is my boyfriend, now I’m trying to wrap my head around him as my fiance! #ItsAlwaysBenYou. I never want to imagine this life without him now that I know what life is like with him! @benzornlife thank you for making me the happiest girl in the world! Im so excited for forever with you!”

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3. They met after his stint on reality TV

Ben and Stacy met sometime after he wrapped up his time on Bachelor in Paradise in 2017 and went IG official in September of that year. Stacy's LinkedIn reveals that she is a Dental Hygenist in San Jose, California. She studied Nursing at Carrington College California San Jose and Dental Assisting at Carrington College California San Leandro. She also attended Chabot College from 2003-2007.

4. Bonding over fitness

Zorn is a personal trainer. Stacy also has a background in that. She was the Assistant Personal Training Director for City Sports in San Jose for five months in 2014 and 2015. Her LinkedIn page says the was responsible for personal training assessments in this position. Her "About" section says: "Working my way up in the health care field while following my love for fitness!"

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5. Congrats from other Bachelor Nation stars

Former Bachelorette contestant Ben Higgins commented on Zorn's Insta post, writing: "Congrats dude, glad to see that smile." Bachelor Nation's, Jared Haibon, Marcus Grodd, Amanda Stanton and Danielle Lombard also congratulated Ben on his engagement. 

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6. Sweet comment

Back in September 2017 when Ben and Stacy went Instagram official, she posted a photo of the couple and captioned it: "Finally done kissing frogs."

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer and editor covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.