The Bachelor’s Lisa Carlton announces she’s ENGAGED to footy star boyfriend Billy Barden – three years after being brutally rejected by Matty ‘J’ Johnson
The Bachelor‘s Lisa Carlton has announced her engagement to boyfriend-of-three-years, footy star Billy Barden.
The Melbourne model, 27, who came fifth on Matty ‘J’ Johnson’s season in 2017, announced the happy news via Instagram on Saturday by uploading a photo of herself posing with Billy – and her sparkling new ring.
‘13.11.20 #mylove,’ the statuesque blonde wrote in the caption, commemorating the day she said ‘yes.’
It’s official! The Bachelor’s Lisa Carlton, 27, announced she’s ENGAGED to footy star boyfriend Billy Barden on Saturday by showing off her new cushion-cut diamond ring on Instagram
In the image, a beaming Lisa posed with her arm around Billy’s shoulder while making sure her cushion-cut diamond sparkler was in full view.
A slew of Lisa’s former Bachelor co-stars commented congratulatory messages, including Matty J’s winner Laura Byrne.
‘Congratulations beautiful! This is wonderful news,’ wrote Laura, who is pregnant with Matty’s second child.
Happily ever after: Lisa and Billy began dating in late 2017, not long after Lisa’s stint on The Bachelor
Newly married Tara Pavlovic added: ‘Stop it!!! Congrats babe!!!’ while Cobie Frost enthused: ‘Love love love!!! Congratulations my love!! To a life time of happiness!’
In a twist of fate, Matty J’s runner-up Elise Stacy also announced her engagement to boyfriend Justin Kosmina on Saturday, proudly showing off her stunning oval cut diamond ring on Instagram.
Cobie joked about the coincidence in a separate comment, playfully writing: ‘@lisacarlton1 @elisestacy.is You do realise this means you have to get pregnant at the same time too now!!’
Instant family: Billy is a former Collingwood VFL footy star, and has seven-year-old son named Ollie from a previous relationship (left)
What a coincidence! Elise Stacy from Matty Johnson’s season of The Bachelor also announced on Saturday that she’s engaged to boyfriend Justin Kosmina, and showed off her stunning oval cut diamond ring (pictured)
Billy is a former Collingwood VFL footy star, and has seven-year-old son named Ollie from a previous relationship.
In 2014, Billy plead guilty to trafficking cocaine. He escaped conviction, and was fined $5000.
However, it appears he has well and truly turned his life around, opening a popular Mexican restaurant in 2017.
Reality star: Lisa gained fame after she was one of the front runners on The Bachelor in 2017 (Pictured on the show with Matty ‘J’ Johnson)