By Cortney Moore

Reality TV star Rachel Lindsay made history as the first African-American ‘Bachelorette,’ however she’s still packing on surprises for us. In an interview with Mario Lopez on Extra, Lindsay opens up about her celebrity couple status- which happens to be an engagement! “I’m so excited, it’s just exuding from me… I can’t hide it,” Lindsay told Lopez. She also went on to say her fiancé went the traditional route and asked her parents’ permission before getting down on one knee. Though a celebrity wedding is in her future, Lindsay has not started planning yet, saying, “I’m focused on the engagement right now.” Hopefully she’ll get into the wedding planning spirit after the episode airs and her spouse can be revealed.

There’s officially a new celebrity couple getting ready to head down the aisle! What are some ways to know you’re ready to tie the knot?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you’ve been in a relationship for some time now, you might wonder if marriage is right for you and your partner. Cupid is here to help you figure out if you’re both ready to tie the knot:

1. Marriage excites you: A huge sign that you’re ready to walk down the aisle is if the idea of marriage excites you rather than terrifies. Having positive feelings about marriage show that you’re ready for the commitment and all it entails. Bonus points if your significant other feels the same way.

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2. You already feel like family: In long term relationships, you’ve taken the time out to meet each other’s families. If you find yourself invited to your partner’s family functions and vice versa, chances are you both might be ready for marriage. This is especially true if you’re expected to attend family events without discussion.

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3. Found unconditional love: If your significant other has seen you at your best and worst, then you’ve found some unconditional love and should hold onto it. Being able to support each other even throughout the tough times show your love can persevere. And that’s what marriage is all about.

How did you know you were ready to get married? Share your stories in the comments below!