We’re not crying, you are! Bachelor Nation favorites Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon recently confessed to the world in an emotional 40-minute video that they are officially dating, and fans couldn’t be happier. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you know the Kim Kardashian wannabe has been vying for Jared’s affection since they first starred on Bachelor in Paradise together three years ago, but it wasn't until recently that he realized she’s the one! So what does their buddy Nick Viall think of the big news? Well, according to the former Bachelor, Ashley and Jared’s chemistry is “annoyingly cute.”

“They’ve been dating for a little bit now, they haven’t really come out with it, so obviously I’ve known for a while,” Nick exclusively told Life & Style at Smirnoff’s kick-off party to celebrate their Red, White, & Berry vodka. “I didn’t see it coming necessarily when it happened, but I couldn’t be happier for them. They’re both dear friends of mine.”

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Having had Jared move in several months ago, I’ve been blessed to see this relationship unfold. When Ashley found herself in another relationship, it was actually pretty damn adorable to see Jared visibly frustrated. Then getting to watch Jared realize Ashley had been the best thing to ever happen to him and couldn’t risk losing her forever was the probably most romantic relative tv I had ever seen. I remember telling Ashley she will never be with Jared, thankfully I was way off. I never would have thought that only a few years later they would have the type of magic with each other that one day I hope I’m lucky enough to find for myself. I look forward to continuing to be your unofficial third wheel and photographer (as long as the internet starts giving me photo cred… looking at you @beccatilley ) 📸: me

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Right after the ~big reveal~, Nick posted a sweet message about the couple on Instagram. “When Ashley found herself in another relationship, it was actually pretty damn adorable to see Jared visibly frustrated,” the 37-year-old wrote. “Then getting to watch Jared realize Ashley had been the best thing to ever happen to him and couldn’t risk losing her forever was probably the most romantic relative [sic] TV I had ever seen.”

But does Nick truly believe the two will stay together for good? “Yeah, I absolutely do,” he admitted to Life & Style. “I mean, I’m certain. I’d be shocked if it doesn’t work out.”

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