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"Yes to a lifetime of love." The Bachelor's Tara Pavlovic has announced her engagement.



Tara Pavlovic, who was the second runner-up on Matty J’s season of The Bachelor, has announced she is engaged to partner Nick Shepherdson.

“YESSS!!!! Yes yes yes yes Yes!!! Yes to a lifetime of love, laughs and happiness with you,” Tara shared with her 200,000-plus Instagram followers.

“I love you SO bloody much. I can’t wait to marry you,” the 29-year-old reality TV star wrote, alongside an image of her smiling as she showed off her engagement ring.

A number of fellow Bachelor alum have commented on the post, with Ali Oetjen writing: “Congratulations gorgeous girl!”

“Congratulations Babe….. So happy & Excited for you,” Keira Maguire added.


The pair knew each other for 10 years before they pursued a romantic relationship, going public as a couple last August.

Tara has previously been engaged to Sam Cochrane – from Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette – who proposed to her on the final episode of Bachelor In Paradise.

However, the couple split in a highly-publicised and messy breakup just months after the proposal aired.

Addressing rumours that their romance was purely for publicity, Sam wrote on Instagram at the time: “The fairytale that I took part in was deep and surreal. My proposal was meant to be forever, but life sometimes takes you away from the dream and you wake up.”

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Tara Pavlovic was previously engaged to Sam Cochrane. Image: Channel 10.

Prior to being a contestant on Bachelor In Paradise, Tara was the fan-favourite on the 2017 season of The Bachelor, breaking hearts when she was sent home by Matty J in the penultimate episode, before he eventually went on to choose Laura Byrne.

The news of Tara's engagement comes just hours after Elora Murger, also from Matty J's season of The Bachelor, announced her engagement.

Elora, a personal trainer and reality TV star, similarly announced the news on Instagram on Sunday night, telling fans: "#shesaidyes."

It also comes after Georgia Love announced this month that her partner, Lee Elliot, proposed to her.

Congratulations to all the happy Bachelor couples!!

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