Former ‘Bachelorette’ Jillian Harris engaged to Justin Pasutto

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Mrs. Carter: Here’s some great news coming out of Christmas morning!

We’ve spent a great deal of time as of late discussing romance through the lens of “The Bachelor” for this coming season with Nick Viall, but let’s take a minute now to celebrate something completely different: Former “Bachelorette” star Jillian Harris’ engagement!

In a new photo on Instagram (see below), the reality star shared with her fans that she and her longtime boyfriend Justin Pasutto are officially engaged. The two have been dating for several years, and they even welcomed a child together named Leo a little earlier in the year. This moment may just be the icing on the cake for a rather wonderful year for the couple!

Ever since being on the ABC show, Harris has been exceptionally busy working on a wide array of other projects. She was for a time a part of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and she’s also joined the “Love It or List It” franchise a little more recently. She’s one of the more successful alumni to come out of the show in terms of leveraging what she did and turning it into a larger career, and there’s no reason to think that it will not have some staying power thanks to her skill set.

Even if Jillian didn’t find love on the show itself, we’re certainly happy that she has managed to find it somewhere else in life! Here’s to hoping that she and Pasutto have many happy years together.

If you do want to get some other news right now when it comes to “The Bachelor,” be sure to head over to the link here right now! That show is premiering on ABC come Monday, January 2, so we’ll see what sort of surprises and romance await Nick then. (Photo: ABC.)

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