Two Bachelorette stars got engaged this month after getting rejected on national television

John Graham and Derek Peth
John Graham and Derek Peth both got engaged this month. Pic credit: ABC

Two Bachelorette contestants have found love without the help of reality television and scheming producers.

John Graham from Becca Kufrin’s season and Derek Peth from JoJo Fletcher’s season have both popped the question to their girlfriends.

Interestingly, both of them were also on Bachelor In Paradise to search for love.

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The two shared their proposals on social media around the same time but didn’t mention anything about each other’s respective engagements.

Bachelorette stars John Graham and Derek Peth got engaged recently to their girlfriends

John Graham, also known as Venmo John on The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise, shared a lengthy post on Instagram.

He proposed to his girlfriend Brittni, also known as @bee_nowell on Instagram. He tagged himself as being along the Sonoma Coast at the time of the proposal.

“I proposed along the Sonoma Coast. I was so nervous when I got down on one knee. I’m pretty sure I blacked out in the moment, but then she pulled me up and wouldn’t let go of me. Don’t ever let me go,” he wrote in the caption.

John Graham
Pic credit: @johngraham262/Instagram

He added that Brittni had made him a better person and he thanked her for feeling and articulating his feelings and always putting their relationship first.

Derek Peth didn’t share his engagement the same way. In fact, he briefly shared the engagement on his Instagram Story, which expired after 24 hours.

The picture below is what he shared.

Derek Peth
Pic credit: @pethderek/Instagram

He didn’t share a lengthy post about his fiance. On her respective Instagram account, she showed off a picture of the ring.

Both Bachelorette stars tried to find love on Bachelor In Paradise

John was invited to join alums in Mexico for a season of Bachelor In Paradise after he didn’t find love with Becca Kufrin. After appearing on Bachelor In Paradise, John was still looking for love. He didn’t find what he was looking for, but he was open for love.

When Derek was on Bachelor In Paradise, John Paul Jones claimed that Derek was a womanizer. He claimed that Derek would meet women on Instagram and then hook up with them.

Derek denied these allegations and it’s possible that John was flipping out over Derek because he was getting close with Tayshia Adams. Tayshia and John ended up dating shortly after the show ended, but broke up a few months later.

She’s currently the new Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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