Former Bachelor host Chris Harrison tied the knot with fiancée Lauren Zima after three years of courting.
Harrison, 52, and Zima, 35, mentioned “I do” at a marriage ceremony in Napa Valley, California, on October 14, and celebrated with an enormous reception in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, November 4, Folks experiences.
The Bachelor Nation alum confirmed he and the Leisure Tonight persona had been engaged by way of Instagram in October 2021. “I like you @laurenzima,” Harrison wrote alongside a photograph of himself popping the query. “The subsequent chapter begins now!”
A second picture featured the pair clinking champagne glasses whereas the Illinois native confirmed off her new diamond. “We inform one another this on a regular basis, and we mentioned it once more n an unforgettably lovely second this weekend: I didn’t know love may very well be like this,” Zima wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “You’re the most unimaginable associate. Thanks for loving me, championing me and asking me to marry you. Right here’s to the subsequent wonderful chapter, and all the remaining.”
Harrison later solely informed Us that he was “extremely completely satisfied” to have popped the query, sharing particulars about their “amazingly romantic weekend” getaway, revealing he proposed to the leisure reporter “at a really particular spot which means loads to the each of us in Napa Valley at Model Winery.”
The pair first started courting in 2018, making their relationship pink carpet official at pre-Display screen Actors Guild Occasion in January 2019. Zima revealed throughout a July 2019 episode of “The Viall Recordsdata” with Nick Viall that she had made the primary transfer on the Texas native.
“Oh, I DM’d him,” she confessed. “He simply gave me a unique vibe. … It was pretty overt. He talked about one thing about choosing his youngsters up or one thing. He someway introduced up being single, I feel. After which I mentioned one thing like, ‘I’m single now,’ and he was like, ‘Oh.’ However I mentioned it in a extra eloquent approach. God, I don’t know. One way or the other it was communicated … I opened the door and he walked via.”
Following her sliding into Harrison’s DMs, the couple went out for a drink and Zima started to see the truth TV persona via a brand new lens. “Not in a damaging approach … however I by no means checked out him and ever thought of [if] I discovered him enticing,” she defined to Viall.
Rumors of a attainable engagement between the lovebirds started to swirl in April when Harrison posted a photograph of his now-fiancée carrying a white gown by way of Instagram.
“‘I’d cease the world and soften with you’ @laurenzima there’s nobody I’d relatively have fun love with and I’ll be your plus one anytime,” he captioned the snap.
Harrison shortly shut down the hypothesis after followers grew confused over the social media declaration, writing, “Wow you attend one marriage ceremony collectively … do one rooster dance and your hitched! I do love this bridesmaid although❤️.”
Harrison — who was fired from the Bachelor franchise after defending season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive feedback — was beforehand married to his faculty sweetheart, Gwen Harrison. After 18 years of marriage, the now exes, who share son Joshua, 19, and daughter Taylor, 16, referred to as it quits in 2012.