Chris Harrison and Lauren Zema have taken their love to the next level by getting married. The former Bachelor host, who is 52 years old, and the 35-year-old reporter exchanged vows not once, but twice. Their first wedding took place in Napa, California on October 14th, and they sealed their commitment again in Austin, Texas on November 4th, as reported by People magazine.
Their love story began back in 2016 when Lauren was interviewing Chris, marking the first chapter of their romantic journey. By 2018, their connection had grown into a deep and passionate romance. Chris took the step of a lifetime when he proposed to Lauren in October 2021, setting the stage for their beautiful union.
The newlyweds spoke with People and expressed their profound connection and what makes their relationship truly special. Lauren shared her feelings, saying, “I didn’t fully understand the meaning of a genuine partnership until Chris entered my life. He is not just my partner but also my unwavering supporter in every aspect. When he tells me, ‘I want to make your dreams come true,’ and ‘I’ll do everything to make you happy,’ it’s an overwhelming level of selflessness that defines what a true partnership should be. We both feel this way about each other.”
Chris chimed in with his own heartfelt words, praising Lauren for her exceptional qualities, “Lauren is not only brilliant but her kindness and warmth have the power to captivate and draw people in. She has a magnetic quality that makes everyone feel like they’re the center of her universe, a rare and exceptional trait. She loves me in ways I could never have imagined before. Lauren has brought a level of love into my life that I didn’t think was possible.”
Before finding happiness with Lauren, Chris Harrison had been married to his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison, for 18 years. The couple decided to part ways in 2012, but their union resulted in two children, a 20-year-old son named Joshua and an 18-year-old daughter named Taylor.