As any member of Bachelor Nation knows, some of the show's best romances happen offscreen — or at least, on the wee screen of social media — and fans who've been following Becca Tilley on Instagram have been speculating for some time that she may have found love with a former cast member — without any help from Chris Harrison.
Tilley set off a tizzy of rumors November 26, when she thanked Robert Graham (a contestant from Season 9 of The Bachelorette and Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise) on Instagram for a very sweet holiday gesture and posted a picture of them in each other's arms.
Well, the eagle-eyed fans got the scoop on this one, because now it's absolutely official: Tilley, famously a virgin and the runner-up in Chris Soules' Season of The Bachelor, told Us Magazine that she and Robert Graham are a couple, though they got together in probably the least dramatic way possible:
"I am dating Robert, it's fun. We've been friends for a long time and it was just a natural progression, and he's just amazing and been patient with me," Tilley told the magazine. "I need someone that's patient and willing to deal with me, and he's been that way. We have the same group of friends so it's very natural when we hang out and it's very, just, casual. I just like him."
This doesn't sound at all like the kind of high stakes, angst-ridden, whirlwind shenanigans that usually unfold on The Bachelor! And maybe that's a good thing.