For a while, it seemed like “Bachelor Nation” star Marcus Grodd couldn’t catch a break.
Grodd vied for Andi Dorfman’s heart on season 10 of “The Bachelorette,” but he left brokenhearted and empty-handed.
He then attempted to mend his broken spirit on franchise spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise,” and for a moment, he seemed to find relief.
While romping at the Mexican beach resort in the summer of 2014, Grodd met fellow contestant Lacy Faddoul.
Less than a year later, Grodd and Faddoul were married.
In a serene beachside wedding, Grodd was smitten with his new life partner. His heartfelt vows promised the fellow contestant that, despite strife, they would stick together:
“What I can promise, is to continue to grow with you, through any obstacles that may be put in our way. I promise to love you more today than yesterday, but not more than tomorrow.”
But their picture-perfect romance was not as idyllic as it seemed.
According to earlier reports by People, their marriage was never legally binding, and obstacles pushed the two apart. By the summer of 2016, the two had split, leaving Grodd to pick up the pieces of his broken heart once more.
And now, it looks like Grodd has found his missing link.
The Daily Mail confirmed that two-time Bachelor has proposed to his current girlfriend, 35-year-old Ally Lutar.
He told People that he wanted this proposal to be just right:
“I was trying to find the perfect location to propose. […] I wanted her to be completely surprised.”
Grodd popped the question in Lynn Valley Canyon in Vancouver — and he gave her bling that might even make jeweler Neil Lane jealous.
Lutar left her perfect proposal with a happy new fiancé and a three-carat diamond engagement ring. Not a bad deal.
The ex-reality star met his future bride-to-be through mutual friends at a barbecue in July 2016. According to People, Grodd instantly knew she was the one:
“The minute I met her I knew this was how you feel when you meet your wife for the first time. […] Ally is gorgeous and strong — I was completely drawn to her confidence.”
He added that their unbridled chemistry sped up their relationship significantly:
“Immediately we both knew we had found the missing piece in our lives. Ally moved in the very next day! I can truly say I knew I loved her the day I met her. We have moved so quickly because it’s always felt so right and meant to be.”
It’s uncertain when the two are set to wed, but it’s clear that the old adage may be true — third time’s the charm to accept that rose.