After endless crying over Josh Murray and Nick Viall, former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman has found love with Blaine Hart. She’s engaged, and the ring is GORGEOUS.

“Not only do we love each other tremendously, but we like being with each other,” the former Season 10 “Bachelorette” told PEOPLE. “We both just want to make the other happy and in turn our relationship is a lot of fun. That’s the word I’d use to describe our relationship: fun.”

“I knew Blaine was different and I remember just hoping that the shoe wouldn’t drop and this was the real deal and it turned out it was!” she said, excited for their future together.

Blaine Hart, a 35-year-old South Carolina native, and Andi Dorfman met after getting set up by a mutual friend in the summer of 2021. They’ve been living and dating long distance, since Andi, 34, lives in Los Angeles, and Hart works as a senior vice president with CBRE office real estate services.

According to his company page, Blaine “consistently ranks as a top producer in market and in the top ten producers in South Carolina.”

He attended Furman University in Greenville, NC, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2008.

Former 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman and boyfriend Blaine Hart, newly engaged
Former ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman and boyfriend Blaine Hart, newly engaged. Photo Credit: Instagram

Meeting in Los Angeles, Blaine Hart and Andi Dorfman had summer cocktails on the beach, “which is something we do all the time here in L.A.” Andi told People, before he got down on one knee and surprised her with a proposal.

“I don’t even remember what he said, I just remember hugging him and crying. I didn’t even remember seeing the ring at first,” she recalled. “And then after, the best part was, he told me instead of dinner we were going to stay the night at Hotel Bel-Air. So we drove home to pack a bag and when I opened the door to our home, both of our families and my closest friends were there to surprise me. That’s when I really started bawling.”

“My nephew and niece were there and came running up to us. It was adorable,” Andi said. “Turns out, Blaine had been planning with our families and my friends for a month to get it all organized and I had absolutely no clue!”

Andi Dorfman shows off her gorgeous engagement ring on Instagram
Andi Dorfman shows off her gorgeous engagement ring on Instagram. Photo Credit; Andi Dorfman / Instagram

The couple picked out the gorgeous diamond ring together prior to the proposal, visiting the same jeweler that made her mother’s ring nearly 40 years ago.

“I love that it is more traditional with the halo and split shank but mostly, I love that I look at it — and as cheesy as it sounds — it symbolizes so much love and happiness,” she told People. “I love, too, that Blaine visited my parents in Atlanta to ask both of them for their blessing and even called my sister to ask for hers as well. That just epitomizes the kind of man Blaine is.”

Though planning the wedding feels overwhelming for the newly engaged couple, Andi Dorfman said she’s thinking of a ceremony in Italy, where they went on vacation last summer.

Before Blaine Hart, Andi Dorfman competed on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor, where she made an emotional exit that labeled Juan Pablo as the “worst Bachelor of all time” for many Bachelor Nation fans. Becoming the Bachelorette one year later, she became engaged to Josh Murray, though they split not long after.

“I wanted to protect Blaine a bit from the world of the public eye, and I didn’t want that to play a role in our relationship,” she explained to People. “But it’s fun for me to share it now, and it makes me feel really good to see that people are truly happy that I finally found love.”