Everyone’s Pumped To See Jared and Ashley I Dating

Everyone’s Pumped To See Jared and Ashley I Dating

The best couple in all of Bachelor Nation if we're being honest.

Ah, this time of the year is my favorite time of year for many reasons. First, it’s nice out I can play outside and enjoy the outdoors, but more importantly it’s the start of the Bachelorette Season. Becca is going to do a great job and show that jerk Arie was he’s missing out on after dumping her.

However, this is something that more important than Becca’s season for right now. I know I can’t believe I am saying that myself because Becca is amazing and so is the entire show. This is something that is so monumental and life-changing to Bachelor History.

Jared Haibon and Ashley I are finally dating. IT’S TRUE LOVE! Sorry, I have been a hard-core shipper of them since they met 3 years ago on Bachelor in Paradise and I knew that they were eventually going to end up together.

Now, obviously there’s this LONG story to this and it is the most captivating love story of all time. Basically, this story is all about how timing plays a factor into everything and that it is possible to escape the dreaded friendzone. Two key things that give me hope because I am not in a time in my life to have a boyfriend (timing), and I get friendzoned by every guy that I like #someonedateme.

I am going to be summarizing this story for the sake of its relevancy to the article and simply because they did a video on the story of them. If you want to see the whole amazing video of their beautiful and PRECIOUS love story, go this link. If you’re a die-hard Bachelor fan, like myself then you might know the story, if not here’s a beautiful refresher.

Jared and Ashley I. met on the second of Bachelor in Paradise, and they built an amazing friendship on the show. However, she was in love with him and wanted this romantic relationship with him, but he just wanted to be friends. Honestly, everyone of my rejections is like this story.

A year goes by they get close and Jared does develop romantic feelings at one point, but never fully acts on them and Ashley just gets more infatuated with Jared. This sets up the tone for when both of them go on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise. Ashley is shown to be OBSESSED with Jared, while Jared doesn’t look interested at all and he wants to date other people.

Then they had some serious conversations for their friendship at that point, and agreed to date other people and be solely friends for about a year to a year and a half-ish. Jared also hit a rough point in his life and wasn’t ready for anything with anyone. Also, Jared mentioned how he was at his happiest with Ashley and whenever he was on dates with other people, he would be thinking about Ashley the entire time.

At the end-ish of this 18-month era to their friendship, they both go on other shows and while Jared was on his show, he realized that he wants to be there with Ashley. Well, Ashley goes on another show and ends up dating another guy. This guy is really into her, and she seemed happy.

This is where their story becomes very chick-flick like and I am so about this life.

At the end of December, Jared realized that he has feelings for Ashley after discovering that she has this new boyfriend. While on a vacation with three other friends to St. Lucia, Jared could only be there for a day due to reasons. On their last day, Jared goes to the ocean alone with Ashley and admits that he has feelings for her and wants to be romantically involved with her.

Nothing happens because Ashley tells Jared that she does want to pursue a relationship with this new guy. Then right as she is about to go to the airport, Jared pulls her to the side and lays a big one showing that he has feelings for her. Now, Jared is forced to play the waiting game.

Two months later (ish), Ashley breaks up with her boyfriend and Jared finds out. Jared then hands her this adorable note and she breaks down in tears (in typical Ashley fashion). Then they start to date and I am so bliss about it.

How I feel about this? Why is this so relatable? Why am I and the Bachelor Family/Nation so obsessed with this couple?

Honestly, it’s about time and I am so jubilated for them. You could see in every Instagram post that they shared together that there was something more than friendship, both of them looked happier together. You can tell now that they are in love, and it’s not just this romantic, passion filled love, it’s true everlasting love.

I feel and believe that Jared and Ashley I are going to get married someday. It’s because their story is different than any other Bachelor-Nation story. It’s raw and stemmed from a friendship.

These two didn’t go on a TV show and fall in love with each other. Instead, they became great friends and got to know each other through that. They learned how to deal with each other, they went through the highs and lows of life together while being friends and creating that strong foundation for a potential relationship through that.

That’s why they’re relatable, especially to me because I have liked a lot of my guy friends and this shows me that it is possible to break the friendzone someday. It gives me hope for when the timing might be right. Also, their love feels true and real, like they really are in love and are happy together.

Why is Bachelor Nation so obsessed with this couple? Primarily because everyone has been waiting for this couple to happen. Just look at some of the people’s reactions below.

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To My Boyfriend's Mom

He loves you more than you could ever imagine...

Without you, there would not be a him, so first things first, thank you.

1. Thank you for teaching him to love a woman the right way, to put God first, and YOU before me always, the respect he shows you is so attractive, and you deserve it.

He talks about you like you hung the moon, I don't doubt for a second that he will be an amazing father one day, I owe all of that to you.

2. Thank you for giving me a chance, learning to love me when you knew your son was doing the same.

I can't speak for my own first impressions, but hopefully mine was not THAT bad...when we both slapped him on the arms for his rude remark at the same time, I knew our relationship was already blossoming.

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3. Thank you for every meal you have ever purchased me.

And chocolate, and candy...you know just as well as your son does that food is the way to my heart. Especially Taco Bell and cheesecake ;)

4. Thank you for your advice, suggestions, and opinions...and asking for mine

Whether it's telling me to slap him for being a smart a$$, or you're asking me about color swabs for your kitchen makeover, you come to me as if I am your own, and I am so honored to give you my own input.

5. Thank you for including me

You never fail to leave a spot for me, and I love family dinners/outings with you guys just as much as I love my own!

6. Thank you for teaching your son to never give up, and that if he does it is only to better himself, or it's the only choice he has left.

He is so focused on his future, he wants the best for himself, and he is constantly reminding me that these are things that YOU taught him, you deserve to be so proud.

7. Thank you for letting him love my family, and allowing me to love yours.

He is so loyal and loving to my family, and I don't even have to ask myself why because I see him with you and yours. Thank you for letting us double up on holidays when we can, and making sure we get the most out of our time with you!

8. Thank you for being his best friend.

I think of him as mine too, but I couldn't think of a better person to also hold that title, you know him better than anyone else and you always will.

9. Thank you for teaching him how to treat a woman

He is constantly telling me "You sound like my mother." Thankfully earlier in our relationship, he told me that the woman he wants to be with, should do just that. He always tells people who try, "No, no one calls me by my full name except my mom and my girlfriend."

10. Thank you for your honesty

We all know that he and I can drive you crazy sometimes, thank you for telling us like it is, and making sure we know you still love us anyways.

SEE ALSO: 8 Tiny Lies Every Young Woman Has Told Their Best Friend

11. Thank you for teaching him to work as hard as possible in anything and everything he does.

I have never met anyone with such a desire for success, he and I are constantly discussing how we can better our futures, and I know exactly where his drive comes from.

12. Thank you for teaching him to clean up after himself

Even though sometimes, it takes him a minute to do so.

13. Thank you for teaching him how to love, and letting him love me.

I have never felt so loved by a man, probably because anyone else who came into my life was just a boy. Thank you for your unconditional love for him, he is your entire heart and that is so easy to see, I am happy to share his with you.

You and I both know that even years from now we will both occasionally probably be closing the fridge that he left open, cleaning the crumbs he dropped, demanding he take a shower after playing soccer, or reminding him 20 times about plans we made weeks ago, we both share such a great love for such an amazing man. I could never be more thankful that you brought forth into this world such a comforting, supportive, protective, steadfast, driven, handsome, and hilarious guy. Thank you for everything you do for him, for me, and for us, I love you a lot!

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