Bachelor season 21 winners Vanessa Grimaldi has found it happily ever! “data-reagid =”; 29 “>Bachelor 21st season winner Vanessa Grimaldi has found it happily!
Grimaldi, 32, is engaged to her boyfriend, Canadian businessman Josh Wolfe, she announced on Instagram on Monday. The romantic news comes after Grimaldi told her followers on Instagram on Sunday night that the couple had set off on a road trip to Quebec City.
Aladdin, for fiancés. “It was absolutely beautiful!” the bride to be gushes. “data-reagid =” 31 “> In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Grimaldi reveals that Wolfe, 35, asked the question above the Saint-Louis Gate” in what was an intimate, beautiful moment that was lit by candlelight. “An accordionist performed songs, including” A Whole New World “by Aladdin, for fiancés. “It was absolutely beautiful!” bride-for-be gushes.
Grimaldi adds that the proposal took him completely by surprise.
“I knew we would eventually get engaged, but I did not know it would happen when it happened,” she explains. “Josh is the first person I am in complete comfort with and where I never thought his love for me. I was willing to say YES! I am the luckiest woman!”
Wolfe helped design her stunning ring by presenting a 1-carat diamond with two side stones, set in a 18K yellow gold belt, by Teresa and Sons, a local jeweler in Montreal.
Ifti has been in a relationship for a year and a half since Wolfe collapsed on Grimaldi DM social media. They talked on the phone for a few weeks while she was out of town (they both live in Montreal) and had one of their first dates in New York City. “We have booked flights without ever meeting!” Grimaldi recalls. And the rest was history.
“I feel at home whenever I’m with Josh. His love and affection for his family is something I have always admired about him and what I have always sought from my partner,” says Grimaldi. “I love how much he values his family and that he loves having a great time together. This is how we both grew up and one of the many reasons he grew a strong bond with him from the beginning. Who he knew my person lived in the same city as me all these years! “
Wolfe echoes this feeling. “I knew Vanessa was the one after the first Sunday lunch I did with her family in St. Leonard,” he tells PEOPLE. “It was then that I realized how important family was to her, as it is to me. I felt so welcome, and simply grateful for the idea that they might one day become my extended family. I felt like I was at home. “Also, the first time she made me her pasta sauce. It’s something else!”
as a result of last week’s explosion.) The COVID-19 pandemic means that wedding planning remains up in the air, but Grimaldi dreams of a calmer affair despite. “Data-reagid =” 79 “> Looking ahead, the love birds will celebrate with a small engagement party at their favorite Lebanese restaurant, Garage Beirut, in Montreal. (Part of the bill will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross to help those fighting in Beirut as a result of last week’s blast.) The COVID-19 pandemic means wedding planning remains long in the air, but Grimaldi dreams of a calmer affair regardless.
“Young Vanessa would have loved a typical Italian wedding: big and very inviting,” she says. “Now, I envision something small, simple and intimate with my friends and closest family.
Nick Viallthe conclusion was raisedBachelor but divided. Both engaged in the finals five months after the proposal was broadcast. “We just realized that we were different people struggling to maintain a relationship when after all we just were no longer suitable for each other, “she told PEOPLE at the time.” data-reagid = “82”> In 2017, Grimaldi, a special education teacher, became a reality TV star when she agreed to be Nick Viall’s finalist Bachelor but divided. Both engaged in the finals five months after the proposal was broadcast. “We just realized we were different people struggling to maintain a relationship when after all we just weren’t the most suitable for each other,” she told PEOPLE at the time.
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Not better You, which helps build sensory rooms for schools with special education programs, and its launch YouTube live channel“data-reagid =” 84 “> Grimaldi continued to lead a relatively private life in Canada after the show, establishing No Better You, which helps build sensory rooms for schools with special education programs, and launching the its YouTube lifestyle.
Does she want her wedding to be filmed on TV? “I like to have memories that we can look back on,” she says. “I definitely want a private and intimate wedding and parts of it to be recorded for us to keep as a memory and for our future children to see one day.”
The lastbachelorette bombshell, Grimaldi says she supports both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams. “Data-reactive =” 86 “> Regarding the latter bachelorette with bombshells, Grimaldi says she supports both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams.
“After my experience on the show, everything happens for a reason,” she says. “They are both beautiful, confident and intelligent women who I am sure will make decisions that are most suitable for them. I look forward to watching and supporting their travels!”