Bringing Up BatesLawson Bates is set to marry Tiffany Espensen soon. Thursday PEOPLEIt was reported that Espensen was asked by Bates to marry him during a recent trip. They began dating in January.
During their trip to Italy, Espensen was surprised by Bates. He informed Espensen they were visiting Italy to shoot the music videos for their song collaboration. “Crazy Love.”But he had other plans. Bates shared his thoughts about Espensen with the publication, who he started dating in February. “Getting to know Tiffany – her heart, her passions, and her dreams – has been the greatest joy of my life, and we have been making so many wonderful memories together over the past year.”
The Bringing Up BatesStar went on to explain the events that led to the proposal. He said that they met after days of sightseeing and were able to share a romantic moment at Tenuta Larnianone in Siena. That is where he proposed. Bates said, “It has been a roller coaster of a few days so far, from our first stop at the Colosseum in Rome, to a Vespa ride through the Siena countryside, to a lovely evening dinner in San Gimignano, to a horse and carriage ride through Florence – all leading up to the main reason I’m here: asking Tiffany if she would spend the rest of her life by my side.”
Espensen was also open to PEOPLEThe proposal. Although she admitted that she was surprised by Bates’s proposal, she knew something was coming due to her boyfriend’s penchant to secrecy during the days leading to the engagement. “I knew something was suspicious when Lawson became awfully secretive with texts and planning with others. However, he still blew me away with this surprise!”She said. “To travel to Italy for any occasion is a dream, but especially for an engagement.”
They are looking forward to their dream wedding and what lies ahead. However, their main focus is on building a solid foundation to their marriage. During their conversation with PEOPLEThey both shared how happy they were to take the next step in their love story. Bates stated that they are just “being themselves.” “overjoyed and excited to start preparing for our wedding and our future together.”