The Ultimatum: Here’s How Those Proposals Really Went Down

Well, that was unexpected. During The Ultimatum we saw two proposals, here's what happened behind-the-scenes.

By Jillian Fabiano Apr 08, 2022 12:00 PMTags

Warning: contains major spoilers for The Ultimatum. 

Love is in the air and on our small screens! 

Netflix's new series, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move Onhosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey—follows six couples on the verge of marriage. Since one partner is ready to get married and the other isn't, an ultimatum is issued.

The couples then choose a new potential partner from the group in order to get a glimpse of two different possible futures. And as fans of the show know, during the decision ceremony, we witnessed not one, but two unprecedented proposals, leaving everyone with dropped jaws and happy tears. 

First, we saw Hunter Parr propose to Alexis Maloney. Moments later, Nate Ruggles confessed his undying love to Lauren Kilos, which had some mixed reviews to say the least.

So what actually went down that day? In an E! exclusive interview, we chatted with Hunter and Alexis to get all the deets. 

According to Hunter, the producers were aware he was going to propose, he just had to come up with the right moment.

Since Alexis likes "to be the center of attention," he "wanted to do something very special for her."

"It's like what perfect opportunity than when everybody's picking each other," he said, "I kind of catch her off guard and propose to her then and there."

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While the group was celebrating the happy couple, Nate got down on one knee for, what the group deemed as, a lackluster proposal. But Alexis says it didn't put a damper on her own special day. 

"It definitely did not overshadow the engagement because it was an amazing experience," she shared. "Hunter was so cute and wanted to sit right next to me right after he proposed."

Adding, "[It was] the happiest moment of my life."


And Hunter agrees.

"I don't know if production knew, I definitely was shocked," he explained. "It took me so long to just process what was happening, but at the end of the day, me and Alexis still had our moment."

What's up next for the happy couple? 

Find out when the last two episodes of The Ultimatum drop on April 13.

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