Former Bachelor host Chris Harrison has officially tied the knot with his fiancée, Lauren Zima, after three years of dating. The couple exchanged vows at a wedding ceremony in Napa Valley, California, on October 14, followed by a grand reception in Austin, Texas, on November 4, as reported by People.
Chris Harrison, aged 52, and Lauren Zima, aged 35, became engaged in October 2021, with Harrison announcing the happy news on Instagram. He expressed his love for Zima and proclaimed that the next chapter of their lives had begun.
The engagement was celebrated with a photo of the couple clinking champagne glasses, and Zima shared her gratitude for having Harrison as a partner. She described their love as an incredible experience and expressed her excitement about their future together.
Harrison revealed further details about the proposal, describing it as an “amazingly romantic weekend” getaway to Napa Valley at Brand Vineyard, a place of personal significance for both of them.
Their relationship started in 2018, and they made their red carpet debut as a couple at a pre-Screen Actors Guild Party in January 2019. Zima revealed that she made the first move by direct messaging Harrison, a move that set their relationship in motion.
Harrison addressed the rumors of their engagement in April when he posted a photo of Zima wearing a white dress on Instagram, leading to speculation. He playfully responded to the rumors, stating that attending one wedding together and doing the “chicken dance” didn’t mean they were hitched and declaring his love for the bridesmaid.
Prior to his relationship with Zima, Chris Harrison was married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison. Their marriage lasted for 18 years, during which they had two children, son Joshua and daughter Taylor. The couple eventually separated in 2012. Harrison left the Bachelor franchise after defending a contestant, Rachael Kirkconnell, who faced criticism for racially insensitive comments during her appearance on season 25.
Chris Harrison & Lauren Zima are married! pic.twitter.com/LwKWNWWEg9
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