"The Bachelorette" stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have been plagued by break-up rumours ever since Season 11 of the ABC dating reality show ended a few months ago.
Rumours doing the rounds said the couple was together only for fame and money, and would announce their split shortly after Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" aired sometime in January.
But Booth has now put rumours of an impending split to rest by admitting in a recent interview they do have plans to wed. Speaking to E!Online, the Ryan Gosling-lookalike said they are "going to set a date after the New Year", and added that the delay in setting a date was due to their busy travel schedules.
"We've actually probably spent no more than 4 hours apart from each other since the finale," he told the media outelt. "We've been with each other every single day since then."
Talking about their special bond, Booth said: "It's real, it's genuine, and every day we learn more about each other. She's an amazing person and she's 100% wife material."
Earlier reports hinted at opposition from Booth's family being the reason for a delay in the couple setting a wedding date. Booth's father and the rest of his family had reportedly even notified Booth of their plan to boycott the wedding if he went ahead with it.
"Shawn's family has nothing nice to say about Kaitlyn; they can't believe Shawn would propose to her after she slept with Nick Viall on national television," a Celeb Dirty Laundry source pointed out. "And, they think Kaitlyn brings out the worst in Shawn â€” they hate seeing him a jealous and insecure mess. Shawn's dad has told him they won't be attending the wedding.
"Steven was not a happy camper about Kaitlyn and Nick, and he let his son know it," a source told the National Enquirer, according to Celebdirtylaundry. "Steve is worried about this, because he's in deep. He wants Shawn to be happy, but he's worried Kaitlyn is too fickle and flighty. Shawn said his dad's definitely a bit of a skeptic, but he values his advice more than anyone's in the entire world."