During production of the reality show’s first season, Ballatori was 24 and Kissinger was 25. The twosome, who had been dating for a year and a half, were at a crossroads: He was ready to propose, but she wasn’t in a rush to tie the knot. As part of The Ultimatum, they each participated in a trial marriage with one of their costars. (Ballatori lived with Randall Griffin while Kissinger was paired with April Marie.)
In the end, they were both ready to commit, and Kissinger not only proposed during the finale, the pair exchanged vows during the episode as well. They welcomed their first child, daughter Josephine, in May 2022. In January 2023, the duo announced that they are expecting baby No. 2.
Scroll through for a timeline of Ballatori and Kissinger’s relationship: