Brittany Hockley and her boyfriend did long distance for 8 months. Now they’re engaged.

Brittany Hockley and her partner Benjamin Siegrist have just essentially proven that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

After spending eight months apart thanks to their long-distance relationship, the couple were reunited in Australia last week... and on June 12, they announced their engagement.

"In any lifetime it's a YES!" the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star captioned a carousel of photos of the couple enjoying a tropical holiday.

"Just two people loving each other for the rest of our lives."


"After 8 months (plenty of time for some peacocking) my big squid is back on Aussie soil and I couldn't be happier," Hockley shared in another post on Instagram, celebrating Siegrist's return.

Siegrist is a goalkeeper for the Celtic Football Club in Scotland, and the pair have been together since January 2023 after meeting on celebrity dating app Raya. "It's expensive but unavoidable if we want to see each other," Hockley told her followers earlier this year of their long-distance arrangement. "You just have to prioritise it."

Though they've been separated due to Siegrist's job, the couple are already on their journey to start a family, with Life Uncut podcast host Hockley sharing in March that she was undergoing IVF for the fourth time, after her previous attempts had been unsuccessful.

"For six months there, I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to have a child … I did wait six months, until I mentally felt like I could go through it [an egg freezing cycle] again," she told the Something To Talk About podcast. 

"I did [IVF] again and my doctor said, 'Let's just go and put you in hypo-ovarian syndrome, just on the cusp.' She's like, 'I'm going to pump you full of so many hormones.' And it was the worst three weeks of my life. It was so horrific."


Siegrist flew to Australia "for three days for the creation of the embryos" and to be there for her, she said.

Listen to Brittany Hockley talk to Clare Stephens about the worst year of her life. Post continues below. 


Hockley opened up to Clare Stephens on the But Are You Happy? podcast in September last year, sharing what it's been like having a public profile since her time on The Bachelor shot her to stardom.

"In my 20s I was a hospital worker and worked as an emergency radiographer for 13 years all around the world," she said. "I was truly happy and I lived a pretty simple life. I didn't have social media."

She also opened up about how she learned to shift her perspective, helping her to move on from painful situations like heartbreak.

"You cannot start a new chapter if one is still open," she said. "Figure out what's toxic for you and what's not adding any value to your life, and let it go.

"Also, love is f**king amazing! When you find it, the feeling — even if it doesn't last — is worth going through heartbreak."

Feature image: Instagram/brittany_hockley.