The Bachelor‘s Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska are officially engaged.

The happy couple, who met on the Channel 10 dating series, confirmed the good news in a joint Instagram post on Saturday.

‘Mrs Gilbert has a nice ring to it,’ Irena, 32, captioned the post.

It’s official! The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska are officially engaged. The happy couple confirmed the good news in a joint Instagram post on Saturday

The couple got engaged in front of Mackenzie Falls at Grampians National Park, and shared a kiss in front of the falls after Locky popped the question.

The pair were both rugged up in activewear and puffer jackets, indicating that they’d been out hiking in the area.

Irena also showed off her stunning diamond engagement ring, which was from Larsen Jewellery.

A number of reality stars posted well-wishes in the comments, including Love Island’s Dom Thomas, The Bachelor’s Anna Heinrich, Former Bachelorette Georgia Love and her husband Lee Elliott, and Survivor star David Genat.

Bling: Irena also showed off her stunning diamond engagement ring, which was from Larsen Jewellery

Bling: Irena also showed off her stunning diamond engagement ring, which was from Larsen Jewellery

Anna wrote: ‘OMG CONGRATULATIONS. So happy for you both xx.’

Lee posted: ‘Such incredible news!! Massive congratulations to you both!!’

Georgia added: ‘AAAHHHHH!!!! Congratulations guys!!!’

Former Bachelor star Alisha Aitken-Radburn also commented: ‘OMG YESSSS!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.’ 

Congratulations! A number of reality stars posted well-wishes in the comments, including Love Island's Dom Thomas, The Bachelor's Anna Heinrich, Former Bachelorette Georgia Love and her husband Lee Elliott, and Survivor star David Genat

Congratulations! A number of reality stars posted well-wishes in the comments, including Love Island’s Dom Thomas, The Bachelor’s Anna Heinrich, Former Bachelorette Georgia Love and her husband Lee Elliott, and Survivor star David Genat 

It comes after the couple purchased their first home together in Perth

The couple took to Instagram last month to share the exciting news – telling fans they will soon commence renovations. 

‘We bought a house!! Let the celebrations sorry renovations begin,’ wrote Locky and Irena. 

Renovator's delight: Locky and Irena recently purchased their first home together in Perth last month

Renovator’s delight: Locky and Irena recently purchased their first home together in Perth last month

‘It’s taken us a while to find our perfect (renovators dream) home in our favourite location but we got there and we are so excited to make this our home.’

The couple went on to say they are happy to finally set down some roots after their lengthy travels since falling in love on the show.

‘We are super eager to see what the future has in store for us and it’s good to finally set some roots after all our travels,’ they wrote.

‘Now let the renovations begin but first a quick celebratory drink or two.’ 

Let's celebrate: 'It's taken us a while to find our perfect home in our favourite location but we got there and we are so excited to make this our home,' Irena wrote

Let’s celebrate: ‘It’s taken us a while to find our perfect home in our favourite location but we got there and we are so excited to make this our home,’ Irena wrote

The news comes just one month after the pair dampened talk of a split after they bizarrely unfollowed each other on Instagram.

Split rumours first emerged in January, after Irena announced that she had left Locky behind in Perth and returned to her home city of Melbourne.

Friends close to the couple previously told Daily Mail Australia that they wouldn’t be surprised if they had split when she relocated back to Melbourne and decided to keep it low-key.

Speculation: The engagement comes just months after the pair were embroiled in split rumours

Speculation: The engagement comes just months after the pair were embroiled in split rumours

They also claimed that Irena had been ‘a lot more stressed out than normal in the past few weeks’.  

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia in April, Locky refuted claims of a breakup.

‘We haven’t unfollowed each other at all,’ he said, seemingly unaware that Irena had temporarily blocked him on Instagram.

Irena had relocated from Perth to Melbourne in January, after telling fans she’d been ‘struggling being away’ from her family in Victoria.

The couple met on season eight of The Bachelor back in 2020, with Locky choosing Irena over aspiring Instagram model Bella Varelis. 

Smitten: Locky declared his love for Irena on The Bachelor in 2020, choosing her over runner-up Bella Varelis in the finale

Smitten: Locky declared his love for Irena on The Bachelor in 2020, choosing her over runner-up Bella Varelis in the finale

In an episode of SAS Australia in March, which was filmed last year, Locky fought back tears as he couldn’t imagine life without Irena.

Locky and his fellow recruits were tasked with writing a ‘death letter’ – a letter to their loved ones in the event of their death – as part of a brutal psychological challenge. 

While the challenge was done on SAS Australia for dramatic purposes, similar letters are penned by real-life Special Forces soldiers in the battlefield in case they don’t make it home alive. 

'Without you, I have nothing': In an episode of SAS Australia in March, which was filmed last year, Locky fought back tears as he couldn't imagine life without Irena

‘Without you, I have nothing’: In an episode of SAS Australia in March, which was filmed last year, Locky fought back tears as he couldn’t imagine life without Irena

Locky was on the verge of tears as he read out his letter to the other recruits. 

‘Dear the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my whole entire life, Irena,’ he began. 

‘I love you more than I can say. What matters most is not my desires and my ambitions, it’s our future together. Without you in it, I have nothing.’

Brutal: Locky and his fellow recruits had to write a letter to their loved ones in the event of their death. He chose to write a letter to Irena

Brutal: Locky and his fellow recruits had to write a letter to their loved ones in the event of their death. He chose to write a letter to Irena

The Australian Survivor star went on to reveal the importance of family in his life.

‘Please tell mum and Bon, my sister, I love and miss them so much, and when I get back I’ll make more of an effort to stay in contact. There needs to be more family in my life and that starts with me.’

Locky concluded: ‘Irena, you are my everything. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you so much. Locky.’ 

Emotional: 'I love you more than I can say. What matters most is not my desires and my ambitions, it's our future together. Without you in it, I have nothing,' Locky penned to Irena

Emotional: ‘I love you more than I can say. What matters most is not my desires and my ambitions, it’s our future together. Without you in it, I have nothing,’ Locky penned to Irena 



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