The 50-year-old Texas native revealed the major milestone via Instagram on Monday, October 25, writing, “I really like you @laurenzima The subsequent chapter begins now!”
Harrison shared a collection of pictures from his romantic proposal in Napa Valley, California, wiping all different posts from his account.
Zima, 33, celebrated the information with an Instagram add of her personal. “We inform one another this on a regular basis, and we stated it once more in an unforgettably lovely second this weekend: I didn’t know love could possibly be like this,” she gushed on Monday. “You’re the most unimaginable accomplice. Thanks for loving me, championing me and asking me to marry you. Right here’s to the subsequent superb chapter, and all the remainder 💍.”
The Excellent Letter writer was beforehand married to Gwen Harrison, with whom he shares son Joshua, 19, and daughter Taylor, 17. The previous couple referred to as it quits in Could 2012 after 18 years of marriage.
Chris started relationship the Emmy winner in August 2018, making their red carpet debut together the next January at a pre-Display Actors Guild awards occasion.
Earlier this 12 months, the newly engaged couple sparked rumors that they could have secretly tied the knot when the former Bachelor host shared a black-and-white photograph that includes Zima in a robe that appeared match for a marriage.
“‘I’d cease the world and soften with you’ @laurenzima there’s nobody I’d moderately have fun love with and I’ll be your plus one anytime,” Chris teased in April.
After fueling marriage rumors, the previous ABC persona clarified within the feedback, “Wow you attend one marriage ceremony collectively … do one hen dance and your hitched! I do love this bridesmaid although❤️.”
The longtime TV presenter’s engagement comes several months after he faced backlash from many Bachelor Nation members and followers for his obvious help for season 25 winner Rachael Kirkconnell, who got here underneath fireplace whereas Matt James‘ journey was airing for her previous racially insensitive social media exercise. Each Chris and the Georgia native, 25, have since apologized.
After initially taking a temporary leave of absence from his hosting duties in February, Chris didn’t return for season 17 of The Bachelorette, with Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams taking on as cohosts. The dynamic duo are presently guiding season 18 Bachelorette Michelle Young on her seek for The One.
Although he beforehand acknowledged he wished to make a comeback, Us Weekly confirmed in June that Chris reached an eight-figure deal with the network and formally exited the franchise. Former lead Jesse Palmer was tapped to host the twenty sixth season of The Bachelor.
The previous sportscaster is “not able to retire simply but,” a supply completely revealed in August, including, “Though [Chris is] not the host anymore, he still loves Bachelor Nation and isn’t one to carry any grudges, particularly [with] the followers, after what went down.”
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