Big Brother's Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson Get Engaged Ahead of The Amazing Race Finale

Reality TV stars enjoy an extra romantic Valentine's Day with a special proposal

By Mike Vulpo Feb 16, 2018 2:21 AMTags

Team Big Brother are big winners this Valentine's Day!

On Thursday afternoon, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf had big news to share with fans and followers. As it turns out, these two are engaged!

"I said yes! On Tuesday, February 13th my best friend asked me to marry him. He's made my dreams come true every day since we met!" Jessica shared on Instagram with video of the proposal.  "I love you + there's no one else in the world for me. You're my person and I thank God for you coming into my life!"

So how did Cody pull off an unforgettable proposal?

The Marine aimed to surprise his leading lady during a hike up Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. When she reached the top of the hill, Jessica met Cody who got down on one knee to propose.

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"I found my true love, I got the ring, only one thing left to do.............. Thank the Lord, thank you to everyone who prayed for us, thank you BB for casting us so we could meet, thank you Joey Hamra @hamradiamonds in NYC for helping me design the perfect ring, thank you Lori for helping keeping it a secret since I'm with Jess every waking moment, thank you to my sisters and mom and dad for making Jess family... we are blessed," Cody wrote on Instagram.

For those curious about the ring, E! News obtained new details about the piece of bling Cody worked on with Joey.

"Cody was really involved in the process of which shape, which color, the size, the quality and was very hands on in the whole ring design process," Joey shared with E! News. "The ring is 2.42 carats pear shape diamond and a fancy yellow in color. He wanted it to be unique and with this ring, she is a trend setter."

"It was an amazingly easy process dealing with Cody and super smooth and couldn't be happier for him and Jess," the New York City jewelry designer added. 

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Jessica and Cody first met while filming Big Brother season 19. After earning a huge fan base, the couple was asked to compete on this season of The Amazing Race.

In fact, the pair has earned a spot in the Final 4 and has a chance at winning $1 million when The Amazing Race airs its finale Wednesday night on CBS.

"He's exactly the man I thought he was. Honestly, to know Cody is to love him," Jessica shared with E! News ahead of the show's premiere. "Those who judged him so harshly in the house have no idea who he actually is…He can do everything and anything. It really just comes down to whether or not I can keep up."

Congratulations to the couple on their new relationship status!