Is There Hope for Rae and Jake in Netflix’s The Ultimatum?
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!