Former Bachelor Contestant Renee Oteri Is Engaged!

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The Bachelor contestant Renee Oteri is engaged

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Whether or not you tuned into to last night's explosive "Women Tell All" episode of The Bachelor, there's an extra bit of news about rejected bachelorette Renee Oteri, who was sent home by Juan Pablo Galavis right after her hometown visit—she is engaged!

Oteri, a down-to-earth single mother from Florida, seemed a natural fit for Galavis, who is father to an adorable 4-year-old girl. Even when he bid her farewell at the end of last week's episode, we had a feeling that good things were in store for her, and we were right!

She hinted as much on last night's dramatic episode, where nearly all of the women bashed Galavis for his self-centered behavior. Oteri was much nicer about the Bachelor during her sit-down with host Chris Harrison, and bashfully admitted that she'd been dating since she left the show. "I am in a situation now where I'm very happy, but that's all I'm gonna say," she said when he asked if she'd met anyone special. "I don't want to jinx anything. It's good."

Sounds like it was a good idea to play it cool! Details of her engagement are spare; we don't know anything about her engagement ring or even her lucky fiancé's name, but sources told Us Weekly that the couple met long before she appeared on The Bachelor.

"Her fiancé has known Ben since he was a baby and Renee is so excited to start over with her new family in Seattle," the source said.

"She is so happy and has wanted this with her fiancé for a very long time!" another source added. "We're all so happy to see them back together!"

Though the engagement seems lightning-quick, Galavis actually broke up with her back in October, when the hometown episode was filmed. "He is always the one everyone wanted to see her with!" the source continued. "She couldn't be happier."

Neither could we! Oteri was open about her struggles dating as a single mom, and it was heart-warming to see her let her guard down with Galavis during the show. Luckily for her, it set her up for the next great love of her life. Congratulations!

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