Make movements? Nick Viall is ready for the next step in his and Natalie Joy‘s relationship, a source tells exclusively Us Weekly.
“They could be the next Bachelor Nation couple to get engaged,” the insider says, noting that a proposal from Viall, 41, could happen “very soon.”
The podcast host of “Viall Files” and the surgical technologist are “very much in love,” shares the source, adding that Viall’s friends “can’t wait for [an engagement] happen because they know how long he’s been waiting to find The One.
The former Bachelor was previously engaged to Vanessa Grimaldic during the show’s season 21 finale, which aired in 2017. The two announced their breakup in August of that year.
“We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we didn’t get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will be there for each other no matter what,” the exes said in a joint statement at the time. Not an easy decision, but now that we’re splitting up, we do it with a lot of love and admiration for each other.”
After their split, the Canadian-born 34-year-old moved on to Joshua Wolfe. The pair got engaged in August 2020 after dating for over a year.
“Well, thank goodness I followed you a week ago to hear this news,” Viall noted at Grimaldi’s engagement announcement. “Congratulations to you two! Lucky one.”
U.S confirmed in August that the teacher married Wolfe, 36, in an intimate ceremony in Montreal, Canada.
Viall, for his part, was first linked to Joy in 2019, but the duo officially began dating until July 2020. They confirmed their romance in January when they shared a video of the Los Angeles native kissing Viall while he was a virtual reality game.
A month later, the lovebirds made their debut at the Golden Globes. In June, the couple added a puppy named Jeff to their team, with the Wisconsin native now calling herself a “family man.”
The following month, Viall toasted his girlfriend as he celebrated their “1 year” anniversary in July while vacationing in New York.
The TV personality has “never been so lucky.” And the source says: “They are both excited to become parents someday, and equally excited about the opportunity to be together.”
“They would get married before they have a baby – he wants to do it the right way,” the insider said U.S. “It just shows how serious he is.”
With report by Diana Cooper