In it for the long haul! Savannah Chrisley has been engaged to fiancé Nic Kerdiles since December 2018. They are not married yet but are taking things slow.

As far as wedding planning, the former beauty queen revealed she and her man have taken a step back from getting hitched in light of COVID-19. “We made [the decision] together. We both realized that things moved way too fast and we needed to go back to dating,” Savannah said on “Chrisley Confessions” on June 24. “I just knew we had to work on things on a different level. We had to dig deeper and it’s hard. It’s 2020 and you know what, it’s OK not to follow the guidelines and the whole timeframe that everyone follows.”

Savannah Chrisley Smiles With Fiance Nic Kerdiles in Winter Coats
Courtesy of Nic Kerdiles Instagram

But no matter when the nuptials finally happen, the reality babe teased her hands-on dad will be very involved in the process. “I have always said that my dad could plan my wedding and we just show up and it would be exactly how I want it,” the starlet admitted exclusively to Life & Style in August 2019. “For me, it’s actually a great thing because it’s less that I have to do.”

So, who is the Chrisley Knows Best star’s hunky man? The 26-year-old is a former professional hockey player who now works as a global real estate consultant in the couple’s hometown of Nashville.

Savannah Chrisley Short Haircut Smiles With Fiance Nic Kerdiles
Courtesy of Savannah Chrisley Instagram

They first went public with their romance in January 2018 and Savannah, 22, confessed she was the one to pursue him. “I was scrolling through Instagram one day and then went over to the activity page and a girl I follow liked one of [Nic’s] pics and I was like, ‘Oh, dang … who’s that!’” the starlet explained to fans on Instagram. “I then proceeded to take my shot and send him a message … Thankfully he responded and then it was history LOL! The end.”

After a month of talking and FaceTiming, the blonde beauty then went to visit Nic for the first time in San Diego, where he was living at the time. She dished that he took her to “one of the nicest restaurants” in the beach town and asked her to be his girlfriend. The former athlete got down on one knee on Christmas Eve 2018 in front of Savannah’s whole family, and the rest is history.

That’s not to say they haven’t had their rough patches. Rumors started circulating in October 2019 that they split after Savannah shared a few photos without her engagement ring. “It’s funny how people read into the smallest things like that. But I mean, yeah I get that, there’s no engagement ring in some of her pictures. I mean, we’re together. Savannah and I are fine,” Nic dished on Todd Chrisley’s podcast “Chrisley Confessions” at the time. “We are working on ourselves every single day and our relationship. And listen, it’s not a perfect road, like we go through ups and downs. There’s a lot of stuff that I need to work on, there’s a lot of things that she needs to work on, and communication being one of them. So, we are very happy. We are in a good place.”

Despite the fact that they’re pumping the breaks on their wedding, the couple seemed to enjoy their alone time these last few months. Savannah confessed on Instagram on April 8 that quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic made them even closer. “Because I love this pic and this guy deserves a post of his own! Thank you for being there by my side these past [three] weeks … couldn’t have gotten through the breakdowns or tears without you,” she gushed to accompany a loved-up photo with her guy.

We can’t wait to see Savannah and Nic get hitched — whenever is right for them!