What’s Next for Nate and Lauren from The Ultimatum?

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Is that the sound of wedding bells we hear in the distance?

They certainly are! Lauren Pounds and Nate Ruggles of The Ultimatum may have had an unusual journey on the Netflix hit series, but they are ready to say “I do.” Lauren also revealed on April 14 that the couple had set a wedding date.

“We took a road trip through Colorado in October to look for a wedding venue. We love the outdoors and have always dreamed of having a mountain wedding, “Lauren stated this in an Instagram post. “We found the perfect venue and will tie the knot on October 1st, 2022.”

But, before they chose a location, Nate got down on one knee once more.

“After the show, Nathan went to a diamond broker and had my ring made,” she explained. He took me to Zilker Park (here in Austin) about 6 weeks later and got down on one knee all over again. He knew, just like I did, that our TV engagement was not cute and needed to be redone.

Nate and Lauren, who had been dating for two and a half years at the time, were tasked with choosing a new partner to spend a three-week trial marriage with on The Ultimatum. But, before doing so, Nate proposed, despite their differing views on children. This left the group, as well as viewers watching at home, conflicted about their participation.

“The version of us shown in The Ultimatum won’t sit well with everyone, and we’re slowly learning to accept that,” Lauren continued in the post. “We left early because we decided the experience was toxic for us, and we were punished for going against the grain.”

In terms of her true feelings about having children, Lauren stated in the post that she “never said that I didn’t want children,” rather that she was “on the fence about them.” Since then, the couple has decided to have only one child.

While we wait for the wedding of the lovebirds, keep reading to find out what the rest of the cast is up to!


Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger: Married

Last time we saw Madlyn Ballatori and Colby Kissinger, the pair said, “I do.” Now, in a recent E! News interview, Madlyn revealed that she is pregnant. 

“We are having a baby in a month,” she said. “I’m 35 weeks pregnant. We’re taking on life together. We couldn’t be happier.”


Alexis Maloney and Hunter Parr: Engaged

Alexis Maloney and Hunter Parr are as happy as can be! 

“We’re full steam ahead with wedding planning,” Hunter told E! News. “We’re getting married this summer. We’ve been dying to share everything with everybody, so we’re very excited to finally be able to let the cat out of the bag and celebrate properly.”


Shanique Imari and Randall Griffin: Together

Even though Shanique Imari revealed that the pair broke up for six months after Randall Griffin‘s proposal, these two love birds are still going strong. 

“We are still together,” Shanique told E! News. “I’m just working in a different location so [we’re] not in the same city together, but we’re definitely still working on our relationship and working toward that.”

She also added that there’s “no date in the books yet” for the wedding.


Nate Ruggles and Lauren Pounds: Engaged

Even though some cast members viewed Nate Ruggles‘ proposal to Lauren Pounds as fake (yikes), during the reunion, the pair revealed that they are still engaged.


April Marie: In a Relationship

April Marie‘s time on the show may not have ended the way she wanted, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t get a happily ever after! 

The 23-year-old revealed to E! News that she is in a new relationship. 

“I am still in Austin, Texas. I decided to give [it] a try, and in the middle of that, Mr. Right came along and swept me off my feet,” April said. “While I was supposed to have my hot-girl winter, he interrupted it and we’ve been dating for six months.”

She has since revealed his identity as real estate agent Cody Cooper


Jake Cunningham: Single

Although Jake Cunningham broke up with April to be with Rae Williams, during the reunion, the 26-year-old revealed that he is single.

Also, Jake and Rae never used the plane tickets he bought her, and tbh, we’re kind of sad about it.


Rae Williams: It’s Complicated

Rae briefly “tried to fix things” with Zay Wilson, but it did not work out. 

But don’t fret! Rae is moving on. Rae revealed during the reunion that she had a “casual” relationship with a woman. 

“I’m kinda figuring out myself and my sexuality,” Rae explained.


Zay Wilson: Single

A 4-1-1 to all the ladies: Zay is on the market! 

During the reunion, the 25-year-old from Austin, Texas, noted that he is now single and has not tried to date anyone since the show. 

“I’ve been trying to figure out what I actually want,” Zay explained. “Just taking my time and taking it slow.”

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