Almost Bachelorette Caila Quinn, is not waiting for the Bachelor franchise to find her love. She now has a new boyfriend, 25-year-old Nick Burrello from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Caila made it to the final 3 on Ben Higgins‘ season of The Bachelor in 2016 and appeared on Bachelor in Paradise later that summer.
In fact the 25-year-old Bollywood teacher and blogger was slated to be The Bachelorette in 2016, but was replaced at the last minute for fan favorite Jojo Fletcher. And that decision has proven to be quite fateful, because she is now dating someone outside of Bachelor nation.
On Instagram, she captioned a photo of the two kissing underneath an old-school movie theater banner in Cleveland that reads: “Nick Meets the Parents. PS They Love You.”
Burrello is a former Harvard graduate and private equity real estate investor from Chicago, whom she was set up with through a mutual friend a few weeks ago.
Quinn spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her new romance.
“[Our connection] definitely was instant,” she said, he’s “driven, goofy, adventurous and passionate” and “literally the sweetest human in the world.”
“He entered the New York City bar after I just finished up with a Fashion Week event, and that was it,” she said. “I was hooked. It’s actually really cute. He says it all the time, but when you know, you know.”
“He’s a big family man. The way a guy talks about his parents says a lot about how he prioritizes his relationship,”…. “For him, it’s family first.”
And Burrello has met Caila’s successful and rather intimidating parents – and the Hometown went “so well”. Her parents “absolutely love him.” Phew!
“They even mentioned they’ve never seen someone make me this happy.”
In regards to engagement plans Caila says,
“It’s a little soon for the next step talk,” she said. “But I am definitely smitten and enjoying all the little firsts we’re having together.”
Now that Caila is not immersed in the ‘accelerated’ process of finding lasting love with someone in 9 weeks, she is taking her time.
“The girlfriend that set us up is a blogger, and if I didn’t go on the show and change career paths, I would have never met her,” she said. “She might have never introduced me to this amazing man. Everything happens for a reason.”
I guess so! Congrats Caila!