Bachelor Nation is flipping out over Ashley I and Jared Haibon dating

Dry those tears, Ashley Iaconetti! After three years of friendship, the Bachelor alum is finally dating her BFF — Jared Haibon. Even more, they are head over heels for each other.

The couple announced on Tuesday, May 22, that they have been secretly together since March. Iaconetti, 30, quickly fell for Haibon during Bachelor in Paradise in 2015, but it wasn’t until a January trip with pals Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert that he knew he wanted to settle down with her.

“Our close friends have watched our relationship evolve and understand how we’ve gotten to this point. But people who haven’t been a part of our day-to-day lives ask us ‘Wait, how did this happen?’ With this show, it gave me an opportunity to elaborate more than just saying ‘I’m an idiot,'” Haibon, 29, explained in a new episode of Iaconetti’s show The Story of Us.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Ashley Iaconetti (L) and Jared Haibon arrive for NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 22: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon attend NYLON's Annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue Los Angeles on May 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for NYLON)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Ashley Iaconetti (L) and Jared Haibon arrive for NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Ashley Iaconetti (L) and Jared Haibon attend the IMDb LIVE Viewing Party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Ashley Iaconetti (L) and Jared Haibon attend the IMDb LIVE Viewing Party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 08: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personalities from 'Bachelor in Paradise' Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti visit the SiriusXM Studios on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) TV personalities Emily Ferguson, Haley Ferguson, Ashley Iaconetti, and Jared Haibon attend 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Actors Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti attend the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
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“Going into St. Lucia, I did a lot of self-reflection — trying to figure out what I want, what I should do, if I should do anything,” he continued. “It’s so unfair for me to say anything. Ashley goes on a show, finds another guy and now I’m gonna say something? What kind of assh— does that?”

Quick recap: Although the pair have hooked up in the past, they ultimately decided to stay friends after BIP. Iaconetti went on to date Kevin Wendt on Bachelor Winter Games, but Haibon could only think of Iaconetti when he appeared on Bachelor in Paradise Australia.

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible,” Haibon captioned a pic of the couple on Instagram Tuesday. In her own pic, Iaconetti added: “I love my boyfriend.”

Needless to say, their Bachelor Nation family is ecstatic that the two are now on the same page. They quickly took to social media on Tuesday after the news broke.

“I feel the love!! Best post ever. Love you guys!!” Roper commented on his pic. “Brb crying. Real life rom com love story. You guys are the best. Love you sooo much.”

Dean Unglert added: “Couldn’t be happier for these two! So don’t mind me while I sit on the floor beneath the canoodling.” Vanessa Grimaldi also sent her well-wishes.

Tolbert and Corinne Olympios, meanwhile, wrote what perhaps everyone is thinking. “About damn time!!!” he quipped. She wrote: “OMG FINALLY JEEZ.”

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'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette': Length of every winner's relationship
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"The Bachelor" (Season 1): Alex Michel didn't propose to Amanda Marsh when he chose her over Trista Rehn back in 2002, and they broke up after several months of dating.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 2): Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz broke off their engagement after just a couple of weeks, continuing the franchise's early struggle to result on a long-lasting relationship. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

"The Bachelorette" (Season 1): Trista Rehn (now Trista Sutter) and Ryan Sutter are the ultimate Bachelor Nation success story. After getting married on national TV in 2003, the couple welcomed two children together and are still married 14 years later!

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"The Bachelor" (Season 3): Andrew Firestone proposed to Jen Schefft at the end of his season, but the couple broke up a few months later. They reportedly remained friends.

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"The Bachelor (Season 4): Bob Guiney didn't propose to Estella Gardinier at the end of his season, but he did give her a promise ring that she happily accepted. Clearly, the promise didn't last long, as they broke up a few weeks after the season aired.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 5): Jesse Palmer and Jessica Bowlin broke up after several weeks of dating. They never got engaged. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
"The Bachelorette" (Season 2): Meredith Phillips picked Ian McKee, who proposed to Phillips in the season finale. They broke off their engagement a year later in February 2005. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
"The Bachelor" (Season 6): Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado were together for five years, but eventually broke up in 2009.
"The Bachelorette" (Season 3): Jen Schefft initially didn't choose either of her final two men, but during a live final rose ceremony, Schefft ended up choosing Jerry Ferris. When Ferris proposed, though, Schefft denied his proposal. Get all that?
"The Bachelor" (Season 7): Charlie O'Connell (brother of actor Jerry O'Connell) and Sarah Brice dated on and off for five years before calling it quits for good in 2010. They were never engaged. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
"The Bachelor" (Season 8): Travis Lane Stork, who you may recognize now as a current host of "The Doctors," and Sarah Stone broke up shortly after their season of the show aired in 2006.
"The Bachelor" (Season 9): Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson dated for about four months before breaking up in January 2007. Borghese never proposed. 
"The Bachelor" (Season 10): Andrew Baldwin proposed to Tessa Horst in the season finale of his season, but the couple ended their engagement a month later. They continued dating for a few months before breaking up for good in the fall of 2007.

"The Bachelor" (Season 11): Brad Womack made history by choosing neither DeAnna Pappas nor Jenni Croft, leaving him with nobody at the end of the season.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 12): Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas got engaged on the season finale, but broke up just a few months later in the summer of 2008.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 4): DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak set their wedding date for a year after the finale of their season, but broke up before they could get there after six months of dating. Pappas would later return for Season 13 of "The Bachelor," and Csincsak ended up marrying a contestant from that same season.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 13): Jason Mesnick chose Molly Malaney over original winner Melissa Rycroft after he ended his engagement to Rycroft. Mesnick and Malaney famously wed on a TV special called "The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding" in March 2010. They welcomed their first child together in 2013 and are still together. 

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 5): Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski were engaged for a little over a year before breaking up in July 2010.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 14): Jake Pavelka proposed to Vienna Girardi at the end of his season, but the couple called off their engagement just a few months later.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 6): Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez were engaged for 15 months before ending their relationship in November 2011.

"The Bachelor" (Season 15): Brad Womack was given another shot at love after ending Season 11 without a woman. He proposed to Emily Maynard during the show's finale after the couple had broken up during their season. They were engaged for just a few months before breaking up in May 2011.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 7): Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum got engaged on the finale of their season and married over a year later in a televised wedding. They share two children together and are still together.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 16): Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson broke up while their season was airing, but resumed their engagement for another six months or so before ending things for good in October of 2012.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 8): Emily Maynard and Jef Holm were engaged for about six months before going their separate ways.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 17): Sean Lowe proposed to Catherine Giudici in the finale of his season, and they got married in January of 2014. They have one child together, Samuel, who was born in July 2016. They're still married.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 9): Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got married two years after their season wrapped in January 2015. They share one child together and are still married.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 18): Controversial Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis didn't propose to Nikki Ferrell, but they dated for over half a year before breaking up in October 2014. 

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 10): Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray ended their engagement about half a year after their got engaged. Murray would later be engaged to Amanda Standon from Season 20 of "The Bachelor," who he met on "Bachelor In Paradise" Season 3, but they broke up just six months later.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 19): Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff ended their engagement less than three months after the finale of Soules' season.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 11): Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth got engaged in the season finale of their season in the summer of 2015, and they're still engaged and living together in Nashville.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 20): Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell enjoyed a little over a year of being engaged, before announcing their split in May 2017. They had starred on "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After" together in the fall of 2016.

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"The Bachelorette" (Season 12): JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers got engaged on the season finale of their season in the summer of 2016. They're still together and living in Dallas.

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"The Bachelor" (Season 21): Nick Viall proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi on the finale of his season, and they're still engaged.

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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