The couple met on season 2 of BiP

By Natalie Stone
Updated October 05, 2016 06:19 PM
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Another Bachelor in Paradise engagement might be on the horizon!

JJ Lane, who competed for the final rose from Kaitlyn Bristowe on season 11 of The Bachelorette, and Juelia Kinney – a contestant on Chris Soules‘ season 19 of The Bachelor – are exclusively dating, Lane confirms to PEOPLE.

“What started as a tremendous friendship has grown organically and both of us are very happy and excited,” Lane said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Though the duo met on season 2 of ABC’s BiP, they didn’t find romance with one another until after the cameras stopped rolling and they returned home from Mexico.

The couple has hinted at their relationship on social media in recent months by frequently sharing photos of one another on Instagram.

“Happy birthday, @jueliakinney! Nobody I would rather walk down the aisle with,” Lane captioned an Instagram photo of the duo walking down the aisle at Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s wedding.

“Villains need love too,” Kinney captioned a pic of her and Lane.

Kinney – a San Diego-based jewelry designer – and Lane – a Denver-based former investment banker – both share something significant in common: they’re each single parents to young daughters.

“Just doing Colorado things with my girl #PikesPeak,” Lane recently captioned a photo of him with his 4-year-old daughter, Gemma.

“This little lady. What a lovely day,” Kenney penned of a photo of her and 3-year-old Ireland.

Congrats to the happy couple!