Colton Underwood is officially done with rose ceremonies with the announcement of his engagement to political strategist Jordan C. Brown.
Underwood and Brown have been linked together since summer 2021, only a few short months after the Bachelor in Paradise star came out publicly as gay. The newly engaged couple announced the happy news on Instagram in separate posts sharing their excitement with the world.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Underwood shared how the question was asked—however it’s still unconfirmed who asked whom. “After my birthday, Jordan and I went to Big Sur for a weekend getaway to decompress and relax in nature,” he says. “I couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful place to celebrate an amazing milestone in my life and relationship.”
In past interviews, Underwood has discussed the importance of a private relationship with Brown, which explains the two’s dating aspect being excluded from Underwood’s Netflix show, Coming Out Colton.
A Stanford graduate, Brown has worked as a political strategist for most of his career. Currently, he is the founder of One Blue Hill, “a boutique political strategy agency working with clients in entertainment, tech, finance, and media to achieve innovative advocacy and philanthropy goals,” according to his Linkedin page.
Having been part of Bachelor nation since 2018, Underwood has been the subject of many messy viral moments and rose-ceremony choices on the show. Initially, he joined as a contestant on Becca Kufrin’s season before continuing on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise where he was involved with Tia Booth before breaking things off. Continuing with the back-to-back Bachelor experience, Underwood, then 26, was chosen as the star of season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019.