Former Bachelor host Chris Harrison entered into marriage with the fiancée Lauren Zima after three years of dating.
Harrison, 52, and Zima, 35, said “I do” at a wedding ceremony in Napa Valley, California on October 14th and celebrated with a grand reception in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 4th. People Reports.
The Bachelor Nation alum confirmed that he and the Entertainment tonight The personality got engaged via Instagram in October 2021. “I love you @laurenzima,” Harrison wrote next to a photo of himself raises the question. “The next chapter begins now!”
A second photo was presented The couple clinked glasses of champagne while the Illinois native showed off her new diamond. “We tell each other this all the time, and we said it again in an unforgettably beautiful moment this weekend: I didn’t know love could be like this,” Zima said wrote via Instagram by the time. “You are the most incredible partner. Thank you for loving me, advocating for me and asking me to marry you. Here’s to the next great chapter and everything else.”
Harrison later told exclusively Us that he was “incredibly happy” to have popped the question, shared details about their “incredibly romantic weekend getaway,” and revealed that he proposed to the entertainment reporter “at a very special place in Napa Valley that means a lot to both of us.” “. Brand Vineyard.”
The couple began dating in 2018 and made their relationship red carpet official at the Pre-Screen Actors Guild Party in January 2019. Zima revealed this during an episode of The Viall Files in July 2019 Nick Viall that she had made the first move against the Texas native.
“Oh, I DM’d him,” she admitted. “He just gave me a different vibe. …It was pretty obvious. He mentioned something about picking up his kids or something. I think he was kind of trained to be single. And then I said something like, “I’m single now,” and he was like, “Oh.” But I said it more eloquently. God, I don’t know. Somehow it was communicated… I opened the door and he walked through.”
After sliding into Harrison’s DMs, the couple went out for drinks and Zima began to see the reality TV personality through a new lens. “Not in a bad way… but I never looked at him or thought about it [if] I found him attractive,” she explained to Viall.
Rumors about the lovebirds’ possible engagement began in April when Harrison posted a photo of his now-fiancée in a white dress on Instagram.
“‘I would stop the world and merge with you’ @laurenzima there is no one I would rather celebrate love with and I will be your plus one anytime,” he captioned the snap.
Harrison quickly shut down the speculation after fans were confused by the social media statement, writing: “Wow you guys are going to a wedding together… do a chicken dance and you’re in love! Love this bridesmaid though❤️.”
Harrison – who was released from the Bachelor franchise after the defending season 25 champion Rachael Kirkconnells racially insensitive comments – was previously married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison. After 18 years of marriage, the now ex-partners, who have son Joshua (19) and daughter Taylor (16), separated in 2012.