Weddings

She said yes! Bachelor NZ's Art Green and Matilda Rice get engaged

From reality TV romance to island proposal.

Art Green Matilda Rice
The happy couple in Rarotonga after the romantic proposal.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for - reality lovebirds Art Green and Matilda Rice are engaged!

After finding true love on the debut season of The Bachelor New Zealand, the lovebirds have finally made things official, with 29-year-old paleo foods business owner Art popping the question on a romantic getaway in Rarotonga.

Sharing their special news exclusively with Woman’s Day, bride-to-be Matilda, 26, says she couldn’t be happier to marry the man of her dreams.

“I’m over the bloody moon – I didn’t know I could even feel this happy. I just want to scream it from the rooftops,” says the blonde beauty.

An item for over two years, the couple first met on Three’s reality-romance series in 2015. Bubbly fan favourite Matilda walked away with Art’s final rose, and despite persistent rumours their relationship away from the cameras was all a sham, went from strength to strength.

“From the very start I liked Matilda … Matilda is and was always the girl for me,” reveals Art.

The fitness junkie may have been loved up for more than two years now, but he says he’ll always be grateful to The Bachelor for bringing him and Matilda together.

With a combined Instagram following of more than 212,000 fans, the genetically-blessed power couple – who are launching a top-secret joint business venture next month – regularly post updates about their glamorous life together, including sweet selfies, couple’s workouts and overseas holidays. And now they’re adding wedding planning to their busy schedules.

To get all the details of the romantic Cook Island proposal and exclusive photos, see this week’s Woman’s Day.

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