Roberto Martinez and Ali Fedotowsky
08/04/2010 AT 12:00 AM EDT
winner Roberto Martinez
is going the distance for new fiancée Ali Fedotowsky
The Florida native moved to San Diego three weeks ago where he will soon be joined by California-loving Fedotowsky. "I wanted to be closer to her," Martinez told PEOPLE at Power Balance's All For A Cure Charity Poker Tournament, which benefits Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, at Drai's at the W Hollywood. "We figured the West Coast and maybe L.A. would be a little bit much and San Diego is a bit removed but still close. It's a good place."
While picking a new home, Fedotowsky and Martinez practiced an essential part of being a couple: compromise. She had a say in the apartment complex but let him pick the place. "The condo that I'm staying in in San Jose is owed by the same company so I knew what kind of apartments they had would be nice," she explains, "and I trusted him to pick out something."
There is one thing that may become an issue for the new nesters, who decided on a one-bedroom apartment, and that's closet space. "I realize how much clothes I have now," Fedotowsky says. “Normally, I seriously could fit all my clothes in one suitcase but now, after the show and going to so many events, I have so much clothes."
Despite having their courtship
play out on The Bachelorette
, the couple are keeping their official move-in date a secret. "I don’t want to give away exactly when," she says. "We've been followed by paparazzi quite a bit. It will be sometime very soon."