The reality star plans to marry after being sent home by Juan Pablo Galavis on the show

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis Aili Nahas
March 03, 2014 03:45 PM
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She may not have found love with Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelor, but Renee Oteri has found her happy ending.

Oteri, 32, a single mother from Florida, is engaged to be married, PEOPLE confirms. No details – yet! – on her husband-to-be.

Although Oteri didn’t end up with that final rose, she says Galavis is “a great guy with a great personality”, and she appreciated the experience of dating another single parent.

“I’ve never dated a single parent before so it’s huge. We can connect on a whole different level,” Oteri said during a press call in February when asked about her time with Galavis, who has a 5-year-old daughter, Camila.

“When you have kids, that’s what you talk about, and conversation between him and I flowed naturally.”

But apparently, single parenthood wasn’t enough to create a lasting connection between Oteri and Galavis.

“Letting Renee go was very difficult,” Galavis wrote in his blog for PEOPLE after bidding goodbye to the single mom. “She never tried to show me something she was not She helped everyone and showed the maturity of being a mother and was realistic about the situation. ”

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