'Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' Alum Marcus Grodd Is Engaged

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Former Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum, Marcus Grodd is engaged.

Grodd, 29, proposed to his girlfriend Ally Lutar at Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Canyon on May 9, telling PEOPLE the news exclusively that he tried to make the proposal “perfect.”

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“I was trying to find the perfect location to propose,” Grodd said. “I wanted her to be completely surprised.”

Grodd popped the question on a suspension bridge over a waterfall before joining Lutar’s parents for champagne at the bottom of the river.

The former reality star met Lutar, who owns a marketing and staffing agency, at a barbecue in July 2016. Grodd says he immediately 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,” Grodd said. “Ally is gorgeous and strong — I was completely drawn to her confidence.”

Grodd had previously been one of the final four during Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette in 2014. He then went on to star in the first season of Bachelor in Paradise and married fellow contestant Lacy Faddoul on an episode of the show. However, the marriage was not legally binding and they split in 2016.

Grodd, who was a U.S. Marine and personal trainer, now works with Lutar at her agency, says that they are very much in love and settling in with their two dogs, Nall and Rocco.

“We’re truly homebodies — we’re in love with every minute we spend with our dogs. We found our best friends within each other.”

My ride or die chick 👸🏼#wemodelsometimes

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