Even off the show, Tierra LiCausi is still full of surprises. The former Bachelor contestant, who was sent home in tears on this week's episode of the hit ABC dating show, is hardly wallowing in her rejection by studly Sean Lowe -- in fact, her older brother Tyler confirms to Us Weekly, she's already set to be married to another man!
"Tierra got engaged in January. We're ecstatic for her. She is so happy!" LiCausi's big bro told Us. "They had been together for three years on-and-off. They had broken up in the summer [before the show]." Wetpaint Entertainment first broke the news.
The controversial 24-year-old gal is reluctant to reveal the identity of her mystery man just yet, however. Tyler similarly refused to give out the name of his soon-to-be brother-in-law because "she asked me not to." The only detail he can reveal is that he "and his family have a very lucrative business in Las Vegas."
"She's not sure yet if she's going to go on Women Tell All and if she does, ABC wants him to appear with her," he explained. "They'll reveal his identity there. … she's still deciding."
On the show, LiCausi stirred up plenty of trouble with the other women in the house with curt comments and emotional breakdowns. According to Tyler, however, the Las Vegas native was simply misunderstood.
"She's pretty upset about how ABC edited her but she stays off the Internet. …they just showed the girls talking about her and none of their conversations prior to that," he said. "She doesn't read the blogs. Tierra says she kept to herself most of the time and was just there to see what was up with her and Sean, not to make friends."
Now that it's been revealed that she was booted off the show just prior to hometown dates, however, LiCausi is happily planning her wedding with her fiance, though the "date keeps changing."
Earlier this month, the newly engaged leasing consultant shared a photo of her left hand with an impressive diamond bauble on it, stirring up rumors that she had feigned an engagement to Lowe, 29.
"It made her upset that people thought she would fake an engagement to Sean," Tyler said. "Meanwhile, she was so happy with someone else and couldn't tell anyone. It was very hard for us to keep it hush hush."