Michelle’s Family Reacts to Nayte Proposal on ‘AFR’ After Rocky Finale

The secret is out! Michelle Young And Nayte Olukoya are going strong after getting engaged in the season 18 finale Bachelorette party – and their parents couldn’t be happier!

“I think what’s so difficult is that you go through this experience and you have these magical moments, and you just walk away in love, but then you spend a lot more time together. You can text, FaceTime, talk to their respective families, come and get close in meaningful ways, “Michelle, 28, said during the live special on Tuesday, Dec. 21.” And she has to watch all these other stories unfold too, so Nayte he has to look, you know, he had to look at me saying ‘I love you’, and he had to be understanding about it. I think the most important thing is that we communicate through everything. And it doesn’t always have to be this perfect communication, but we both know we will stick with it. We will not let ourselves go. We will resist, and this is the biggest part. Because it’s not easy. There will be unpleasant emotions, and we certainly have had them ”.

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Guest Kaitlyn Bristowe she later pointed out that Michelle’s mom and dad seemed to be favorites Brandon Jones during the finale. From the audience, however, they made it clear that they approve of Nayte.

“We are in love with Nayte. Absolutely in love with Nayte, “LaVonne Young said.” You know, Michelle, I don’t know if she told you, but she shared one of the messages you sent her, and I won’t say it, but it was beautiful. It was so moving. . It was so … it made me cry. “

Nayte’s mother later revealed that the two women “talked after each episode”.

After her split from runner-up Brandon, Michelle, 28, accepted a proposal from Nayte, 27, during Tuesday’s episode, despite her earlier fears that she wasn’t ready for such a big step. The sales manager assured her before their night in the fantasy suite that he was ready to get engaged at the end of the season, and the next morning, the couple said they were “in love” with each other.

While they are based in several states – he in Texas, she in Minnesota – the teacher teased in November that she was willing to move in the future.

“I am a person who generally embraces opportunities as they arise. And Minnesota is where a lot of my roots come from, but I’ve lived in other areas too, “he said exclusively. Us Weekly at the time. “I can’t tell whether or not I’ll be in Minnesota, you know, next year or next year. I intend to finish the school year, but I don’t know what opportunities will present themselves to me. If there is someone involved in my life, if there isn’t, it would always be a team decision. So, I can’t say, yes, I will stay 100% in Minnesota for the rest of my life. I can say that I am open to all opportunities. I’ll accept them, make decisions as I go, and make sure I’m just happy with the work I’m doing. “

Michelle also defended Nayte after some of her fellow competitors questioned their relationship. “When Nayte just got out of the limo, he was just very confident, but he didn’t have that overconfidence. He was still nervous, “he explained.” I was nervous too. Through the season, [I’ve] I’ve always enjoyed removing different layers and, at this time of the season, I’m really, really finding out how many layers it has ”.

The couple had a strong bond from the first night, when Nayte got her first impression. After the episode aired in October, he said he didn’t realize how important the gesture was.

“Of course, you can assume he’s the very person Michelle made a great first impression on, right?” he said during an appearance on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. “But, like, the world of Bachelor Nation? I didn’t have the faintest idea. “

Nayte added that he was surprised that he was the first person of the season to kiss Michelle. “I’m not a quiet guy,” he joked. “He kissed me. … I didn’t expect that, but boy, am I never happy. “

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