On season 7 of ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian have found their happily ever after! Maurissa wore a stunning new sparkler on her left hand as the two departed the show as an engaged couple.
Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn have gotten engaged! The lovebirds took their relationship to the next level during the Bachelor in Paradise finale on Oct. 5 after meeting on the beach in Mexico.
Maurissa and Riley went to the “Boom Boom Room” on their first date, so it’s no surprise that they chose the Fantasy Suite for the final week of filming, and the night only served to strengthen their bond. Riley then got down on one knee during the final rose ceremony and proposed.
He gave Maurissa a Neil Lane engagement ring that was just stunning. The heart of the rock was a huge opal cut diamond surrounded by lesser diamonds. Before he proposed, the pair reaffirmed their love for one another.
Riley proved to Maurissa, who was dressed in a blue jumpsuit, that “fairytales actually exist.” “I knew I loved you the first moment I met you,” she informed him. Riley also made her feel “secure” and “protected,” she said. Riley was in the same boat.
“I’ve loved you since our first date, and I’ve always loved you. But I simply want to be certain. “Having stated that…” Before dropping down on one knee, Riley whispered something to Maurissa. She began to cry and agreed to his request. Riley and Maurissa are on their way down the aisle!
Maurissa was one of the first women to come on the set of Bachelor in Paradise season 7 on the first day of filming. She struck it off with Connor Brennan at first, and he gave her a rose at the first rose ceremony. Riley, on the other hand, rapidly altered her attention after she arrived in week two. Riley proposed to Maurissa on a one-on-one date, which she agreed to. They instantly connected, and the rest is history!
Maurissa and Riley have been one of Paradise’s most powerful couples since then. Fans were worried that Maurissa would abandon the relationship in favor of Demar Jackson, who came on the beach during the episode on September 21.
Maurissa had earlier stated that Demar was the only man on the show who she was interested in seeing, but that was before she met Riley! Maurissa made it plain during a conversation with Demar that she was invested in Riley’s relationship. Riley and she eventually admitted that they were falling in love with each other.
After hiding the news for the past two and a half months, they’ll now be able to live out their lives as an engaged couple in public. When Maurissa participated on Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor, she was eliminated on night one, but she’s definitely found her happily ever after!