Australian version of The Bachelor alum Nikki Gogan has recently announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Bill Coe. Nikki was a contestant on The Bachelor Australia season 4, which was led by Richie Strahan who had placed third on The Bachelorette Australia season 1. Nikki placed second on Richie’s season, when he instead became engaged to Alex Nation, although the two broke up several months after the season aired. Nikki was later offered a spot on the Australian spin-off of Bachelor in Paradise, which she declined as she wanted to stay out of the spotlight.
Nikki and Bill began announced their relationship in June 2018, and dated for four years before Bill decided to get down on one knee. The couple has actively posted on social media together over the last few years, sharing everything from Christmas couple photos to romantic beach getaways. Unlike Nikki, Bill is not an alum of The Bachelor franchise, which explains Nikki’s wish to date privately outside of the public eye.
In early July, Nikki posted a series of photos on her Instagram account announcing her engagement to Bill. The first post features Nikki and Bill taking a selfie together on the beach, with Nikki flashing an engagement ring for the camera. Nikki captioned the photo “BEST. HOLIDAY. EVER,” followed by her telling Bill that she loves him. She also posted a separate photo of just the ring on her hand, in which she called Bill her “dream guy.”
Nikki and Bill were congratulated by many in the comments, including a number of Bachelor alums as well. Alex Nation was among the first to comment, saying “Congratulations beautiful” to Nikki. It is clear that while Nikki may have lost to Alex on their respective season, the two do not have a negative relationship as a result of it. Holly Kingston, a well-known contestant of The Bachelor Australia season 9, also congratulated Nikki and Bill in the comments.
Nikki is not the only alum of The Bachelor Australia franchise to make recent headlines. Adam Todd, who appeared on The Bachelorette Australia season 6, has recently been announced as a cast member of Bachelor in Paradise season 8. Furthermore, Florence Moerenhout from The Bachelor Australia season 5 is also set to make an appearance on the beaches of Paradise this summer. It is not common for contestants from the different international franchises to mix, so Bachelor Nation fans are interested to see whether Adam or Florence make any connections on the upcoming season.