Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo hate to disappoint the critics.
But they have news for anyone who thought their Bachelorette-inspired love was nothing but a reality show creation:
Suck it up! We're still together! And happier than ever!
The couple, who met on the aforementioned ABC series and who then agreed to marry on last Monday's emotional finale, celebrated their engagement in Dallas over the weekend.
They did so by making a few promotional appearances and also by partying with their friends and loved ones.
“My world,” the 37-year old chiropractor wrote as a caption to the above image, directing his message to his fiancee and adding:
"@therachlindsay #brachel #engagementparty #dallas #bachelorette #bachelornation."
Lindsay, who lives in Dallas, selected Abasolo over runner-up Peter Kraus to wrap up the season 13 finale of The Bachelorette, which aired just seven days ago.
The couple is considering a wedding in late 2018, and is also considering a family.
But they aren't sure when they should procreate.
“We definitely want to get married first and enjoy each other," Lindsay said last week during a conference call with reporters. "But, you know, sooner than later. It’s hard to say."
Adds Abasolo on the topic of kids:
“She wants four with the fourth being an accident down the line and I want three.
"And she'll probably win in the end and we'll have four."
Rachel made it clear at the outset of her Bachelorette journey that she had focused on work for too long, rising high in her Texas law firm at the expense of finding love.
But now she's apparently found it with Abasolo, over whom she's been openly gushing on social media.
Addressing her soulmate last week, Lindsay wrote the following:
You have shown me a love that I've never had before.
You've challenged me in ways I could have never imagined.
This road was not easy but you have been my rock and still are my rock through it all.
We found love in such a public way but the depths of our love is something that only we will know and will have between each other forever.
I would do it all over again if it led me back to you. You are my better half and thank you for being just who you are and never changing for anyone.
Very sweet words.
Very beautiful words.
Very romantic words.
But very believable words?
Some are not so certain.
Based on the history of couples that got together on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the odds are against these two ever making it down the aisle.
What do YOU think?
Will Lindsay and Abasolo get married?