This Bachelor couple made their official red carpet debut at Sunday’s ACM Awards held in Las Vegas, and with it came an exciting announcement. Colton Underwood said he’ll probably propose to Cassie Randolph very soon — “within the next year,” to be exact.
While chatting with Entertainment Tonight at the music awards, Underwood revealed, “Honestly, if I was a betting man I would say it would happen within the next year, yes.”
Well, there you have it, Bachelor Nation, Underwood and Randolph could be taking the next step in their relationship soon enough. That said, he also made it clear that they are enjoying their time together right now and prefer to take their romance day by day.
“I think, right now, at this point in our relationship, we’re enjoying this, trying to be as normal as possible,” he told ET. “But you know, we’ve talked about our engagement and talked about taking the next step in our relationship and [decided] one thing at a time.”
And for those wondering how their relationship is going, Randolph said, “It’s going well.” As for Underwood, he gushed, “Very well,” before adding, “We’re trying to live as normal lives we can. We’re enjoying it, we’re having fun and, I mean, look, [being here] is crazy.”
As Bachelor fans know, the two had one of the more unconventional seasons of the ABC reality dating series. Not only did Underwood literally jump a fence after Randolph told him during the penultimate episode and prior to the final rose ceremony that she was going home and couldn’t make such a huge decision about marrying him.
Eventually, they reunited at the end of Underwood’s season, but chose not to get engaged right away. After their season officially concluded, Underwood posted a photo with Randolph on Instagram (below), which was accompanied by a lengthy caption expressing his happiness. Part of it read, “You changed my life for the better and made this year the best year of my life. I can’t wait for our adventures ahead… I have my best friend. I have my girlfriend. I have my future fiancé. I have my future wife. But most importantly I have you. Let’s do this thing they call life… together… forever. I love you.”
It sure seems like they are blissfully happy together and will get engaged soon enough, so fans will just have to be patient until Underwood actually gets down on one knee and pops the question to Randolph.