Are Michelle Young and [SPOILER] Still Together After 'The Bachelorette' Season 18?

After an emotional journey, Michelle Young concluded Season 18 of 'The Bachelorette' as an engaged woman. Is she still dating her final pick?

Shannon Raphael - Author

Dec. 22 2021, Updated 10:48 a.m. ET

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Spoiler alert: This article contains significant spoilers for Season 18 of The Bachelorette.

Michelle Young's journey as the lead of The Bachelorette has officially come to an end, and Bachelor Nation finally has confirmation about who she gave her Final Rose to.

During the three-hour finale episode on Dec. 21, Michelle chose to continue her journey with Nayte Olukoya, and he promptly got down on one knee and proposed.

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While the engagement was a beautiful moment for the two (and the Neil Lane ring was, of course, gorgeous), many viewers were still hung up on Michelle's emotional goodbye to her second-place finisher, Brandon Jones.

The gripping finale left a lot of fans with one major question: are Michelle and Nayte still together after The Bachelorette, or is there a chance that the lead will reconcile with Brandon?

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Nayte Olukoya proposed to Michelle Young during the finale of 'The Bachelorette' Season 18.

Following the Fantasy Suite dates and the shocking elimination of Joe Coleman, Michelle and her remaining two suitors went on their final dates. They also got the chance to meet the teacher's family.

Though Michelle was slightly conflicted about who to choose, she ultimately offered her final rose to Nayte. She referred to the account executive as her "soulmate."

During his proposal, Nayte offered the Minnesota native a pear-shaped diamond ring.

"Michelle, I love you. I don't ever want to let go. I am absolutely crazy for you," Nayte said before popping the question.

The elementary school teacher happily accepted Nayte's proposal, but where do things stand between the two now?

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Are Michelle and Nayte still together?

Though longtime fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have seen dozens of broken engagements over the years, Nayte and Michelle are still going strong more than two months after they taped the finale episode.

The duo appeared together on the 'After the Final Rose' special, and Nayte shared that he was continuing to be vulnerable with his fiancée, and that they were in an amazing place in their relationship. The engaged couple noted that Nayte's mom was already close friends with Michelle's mother as well, which was a huge bonus.

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While one of the major hurdles in their romance had been figuring out where they would live, Michelle and Naye did discuss what their next steps would be as a couple on the show.

Nayte confirmed that he would be moving from Austin, Texas to Minnesota "in a couple [of] months" to be with his love.

"We're not waiting. There's no reason to wait Michelle," Nayte explained to host Kaitlyn Bristowe on the 'After the Final Rose' special, before adding that they were already house hunting.

Before Michelle's journey officially came to a close, Kaitlyn offered the pair a check from The Bachelorette for $200,000 to put towards a down payment on their future house.

You can catch up on The Bachelorette Season 18 on Hulu. Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor will debut on ABC in January 2022.

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