'It's always been a heck yes': Bachelor alum Kendall Long announces engagement to Mitchell Sage
'The Bachelor' alum Kendall Long has announced her engagement to boyfriend Mitchell Sage in an Instagram post. The post included a series of pictures beginning with the pair kissing and then Mitchell dropping down on one knee with the ring and asking Kendall to marry her.
Proudly showing her diamond ring, Kendall captioned the pictures, "It’s always been a HECK YES with you Mitch". The engagement was announced within half a year of them confirming their romance.
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Kendall shared the engagement announcement with the message, "We're engaged!! 💍✨It’s always been a HECK YES with you Mitch 🥰I love your brain, I love your family, I pretty much just love every single thing about you! So incredibly over the moon that we get to start our epic adventure together in a new country 🇩🇪 💍".
She further added in the caption, "I’ve heard love explained to me by my parents and was scared I would never experience something so wonderful. But with you, love is so much better than I could have ever imagined it to be. I feel so lucky and I can’t wait to officially be a Sagely".
The pair's romance was officially confirmed seven months ago when Kendall introduced Mitchell on Instagram. She previously dated Joe Amabile after meeting him on 'Bachelor In Paradise'. They started dating in 2018 but split in 2020. Joe then got engaged to Serena Pitt, a 'Bachelor in Paradise' contestant and they got married recently.
Kendall said in her podcast 'Down To Date' that she "did not see it coming" and "every relationship has issues but I feel like — with Joe and I — we were best friends. Everything was fun, we were getting a dog together. We had just moved in … Ultimately what happened was that Joe felt like he would have a better [life] in Chicago."
Two years after the split, Kendall met Mitchell and now they are officially engaged.
The couple previously hinted at their life together in an Instagram post captioned, “We have some BIG news... We’re moving to Germany! Going to be calling Stuttgart our new home for two whole years. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have this crazy adventure with.” and further added “Side Note: In Germany, the pretzel was a symbol of good luck and was used at weddings".
The Bachelor Nation happily commented on her engagement post, with Astrid Wendt writing, "Congratulations my love. You deserve it all + some", and Becca Kufrin commenting, "YAY!!!!!! Omg crying the happiest of tears, biggest congrats to you two".
Other Bachelor contestants who congratulated the couple included Thomas Jacob who said, "YES!!!!!! Congratulations you two", and Ashley Laconetti who commented, "This is the best news!!! Congratulations!! Couldn’t be happier for you!! You two are the perfect match!" Caroline Lunny wrote, "KENDALLLLLLLL!!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Mitch is the best. you deserve all the good things! Love you both xoxo".
Kendall competed on season 22 of 'The Bachelor', vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr's heart, and later appeared on 'Bachelor in Paradise' for seasons 5 and 7.