Whitney Bischoff is engaged! The infertility nurse, who famously dated and got engaged to Chris Soules on ABC’s “The Bachelor” Season 19, is sporting a new diamond ring from her future husband, Ricky Angel.
Whitney announced the happy news Friday, posting a black-and-white photo of her posing with her fiancé as she flashed her diamond sparkler. “Whitney Angel has a nice ring to it, yall! @rickyrange16,”” she captioned the picture. Ricky also commented on the news sharing a similar photo of them on his Facebook page. “Kind of some big shoes to fill being a Mrs. Angel but found myself one who can fill ‘em nicely,” he wrote.
Whitney went public with the relationship in January when she posted a photo of them smiling at the camera. “Oh hey yall,” she wrote. “It’s been awhile… Happy 2016.” Shortly after her romantic post, the TV personality opened up about her new beau, telling Chris Harrison on “Bachelor Live” that she was “very, very lucky.” She added: “I’ve met a great man and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m really looking forward to a great 2016!”
So who is Ricky Angel? Whitney’s fiancé keeps his Instagram account private but based on his Facebook page he’s a regional sales manager at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and studied business management at Illinois Wesleyan University. Ricky also lives in Chicago, where Whitney currently resides.
Whitney was previously engaged to Chris after he proposed in his hometown of Arlington, Iowa, during the show last year. The couple was engaged for seven months before calling it quits in May 2015, just two months after “The Bachelor” finale aired. In a joint statement at the time Whitney and Chris said it was a mutual decision to end their engagement and they would continue to remain friends. “They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends,” the statement read. “They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”