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EXCLUSIVE: Lee Elliott responds to all of THOSE engagement questions in the most gorgeous way possible

''I want to do this right.''

By Anita Lyons
When Georgia Love and Lee Elliott met on the set of The Bachelorette of 2016, a romance for the ages ensued.
And after three years together, avid fans of the pair have watched on as their loved-up Instagram posts get even more gooey - prompting the question, when will they get engaged already?
In a chat with Now to Love, Lee laughed when the question came up.
"I knew this was coming," he said, adding that he was "genuinely flattered" that so many people were taking such a "vested interest" in their relationship.
Lee and Georgia are well aware that their fans are ready for a proposal, especially when they share loved up photos to Instagram.
In fact, the Bachie fans are so ready, that the questions come thick and fast in the comments section - with Lee even "liking" them!
But when it comes to actually proposing, Lee wants to do it in "their" time.
"We are happy," he said. "And so much of our relationship happened so quickly and I want to do this right, and I want to do it properly; and I will.
"But I'll do it in 'our' time."
Cue excited squeals and excuse us while we turn on our Insta post notifications...
Georgia Love and Lee Elliot are the picture perfect couple! (Source: Instagram / Georgia Love)
Currently, the smitten couple are ambassadors for Run Melbourne and are raising money for the Pancare Foundation - a cause very close to Georgia's heart.
Just as the couple found love on The Bachelorette, Georgia's mum, Belle, lost her fight with pancreatic cancer and this, is the main reason why the couple are running.
"With pancreatic cancer, it's all about research just so they can find that early detection, because unfortunately, by the time it is detected, it's too late," he said of the disease
Lee also recalled what happened when he first met Georgia's mum - which technically he wasn't supposed to do as the show hadn't ended and the public didn't yet know that he and Georgia were dating.
"The first time I met her, I basically broke contract [from the show] to go see her," he admitted. "Because this is 'actual' life and the show was airing at the time. I called Channel 10 and said listen, 'this is happening with or without you'. I wanted to be there for the person that needed me most."
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Speaking of that horrific time, while it strengthened their relationship, Lee revealed that they were always going to last.
"I think our relationship was cemented way before that [time]," he revealed.
"But I think because we went through so much so quickly – I mean, we're coming up to three years on August 26 – and what we've gone through in the last three years has certainly strengthened our relationship and if you can get through that, you can get through anything. You've genuinely want to be there for that person."
And while from the outside it looks like they're the picture perfect couple, it hasn't always been a walk in the park - especially early on.
"I'm not one that does regret," Lee said when talking about how he coped with losing Georgia's mum.
"The thing is, I've never dealt with someone who has dealt with such personal grief;" he revealed. "And I've not personally dealt with grief. Touch wood.
"So it was very hard for me to understand what was going on – I really didn't know the depths of grief. I won't say I would have done it differently, because I didn't know any better, because to know better means I would have had to been through something.
"But during that period of time, I just couldn't understand – it would have been nice to have an understanding about what was going on."
The couple that runs together... (Source: Instagram/Lee Elliot)
For Lee, life is too short to play the "what if" game and lives life to the fullest with his "G".
And while the years have gone by, Georgia still has her "bad days".
"This was her best friend and there are so many things in her life that her mum will not get to share with her and it's just so sad," he said.
"Going through something like that helps strengthen any relationship, it brings you closer together.
"On the flip side, we are just two big goofballs and we're comfortable enough in ourselves to say 'we are who we are' and we're quite comfortable around each other and can be ourselves. We allow ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves."

About Run Melbourne

Bachelorette winner, Lee Elliot, is an ambassador for this year's Run Melbourne – one of Australia's most iconic winter sporting events, taking place across two days: Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July.Lee is passionate about supporting the Pancare Foundation and finding an early detection method for Pancreatic cancer.
Donate HERE for Lee and Georgia's run!