"He was so nervous!" a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE

By Melody Chiu and Karen Mizoguchi
April 14, 2019 04:39 PM
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Dr. Jessica Griffin and Jon Francetic are engaged!

Days after PEOPLE exclusively revealed that she won’t be returning to Married at First Sight to focus on their romance, Francetic proposed to Griffin on Saturday at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

“He proposed after their hike and her sister was there,” a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE. “He was so nervous! Jessica had no idea what was happening. It was a total surprise.”

Francetic announced their engagement on Instagram Sunday.

“I just love how happy she looks. Oh, and we got engaged at the Grand Canyon yesterday! And now @dr.jessicagriffin is mine forever,” the season 6 castmate wrote along with the hashtags, #shesmine and #nervouswreck.

Along with the announcement, the groom-to-be shared a photo of the couple from the Grand Canyon with Griffin showing off her new diamond engagement ring.

“They are both beyond thrilled,” a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE. “They knew this would be the end result all along.”

Griffin also shared the happy news on her Instagram page.

“I have always said, you can find love in extraordinary ways – you just have to follow your heart and be you, nobody other than you, and the right person will find you (if he’s persistent enough and eventually hunts you down and won’t take no for an answer.),” she wrote along with photos of their Grand Canyon getaway.

“For the first time in my history of knowing him, Jon was at a loss for words and a total adorable mess on his knee. So, of course, I said yes – just helping a guy out,” she said, before adding that she broke her nose on Sunday.

“Today, we celebrated yesterday’s Grand Canyon engagement by a sick mountain bike trail ride in Sedona where I decided to faceplant via an endo (where you flip head over feet over your handle bars) and landed on face likely breaking nose, bike landing on top of me and jacked up both legs,” Griffin shared.

On Friday, a friend of the couple previously told PEOPLE Griffin and Francetic began dating more than five months after his season wrapped.

“Jessica and Jon are very happy together. She wants to focus on her family and their relationship,” the friend said.

Jon Francetic/Instagram

Francetic, a financial associate, was paired with commercial insurance adjuster Molly Duff, but the exes called it quits on decision day. They finalized their divorce after filming for the show wrapped.

On Wednesday, Francetic defended his relationship with Griffin on Twitter, writing: “The funny part is that every time we tell someone the actual timeline in person, ‘scandalous’ is never the word they use. Too bad we aren’t allowed to tell the truth on social media.”