Chris Harrison isn’t married, regardless of sharing a photograph which seemed very very like a marriage announcement on Tuesday.
The Bachelor host obtained everybody speaking when he posted a snap of himself suited up and kissing girlfriend Lauren Zima, who’s seen carrying an exquisite robe.
Taken in Dallas, Texas, the picture is in black and white and makes Zima’s robe look white and really bridal.
Cease the world: Chris Harrison sparked marriage rumors with this snap of him and Lauren Zima on Tuesday. Seems he was Zima’s date to a good friend’s marriage ceremony
‘”I might cease the world and soften with you” @laurenzima there is no one I might moderately have fun love with and I will be your plus one anytime,’ the 49-year-old wrote within the caption.
Regardless of referring to himself because the ‘plus one’, a lot of Harrison’s followers jumped to the conclusion he’d tied the knot and left excited congratulatory feedback.
‘Congrats!?!❤️’ Bachelor 21 alum Nick Viall wrote.
‘When you obtained married, I’m right here for it and big congratulations!!!! ❤️❤️If not, I am right here for it too!! You two are an exquisite pair!’ wrote Trista Sutter from the primary Bachelorette season.
‘YESSSS! ❤️’ commented Jojo Fletcher, the season 12 Bachelorette.
Congrats! The snap triggered a flurry of congratulatory messages from Bachelor Nation stars and followers
Simply bridesmaid obligation: The duo put the rumors to mattress within the feedback part
Moreover, dozens of Harrison’s followers congratulated him and his new ‘spouse’.
After some time, Zima, 33, put a cease to the rumors as she posted within the feedback: ‘I really like you a lot and recognize all of the ‘congrats’! This *bridesmaids* gown is de facto dwelling above its potential’.
Quickly after, Harrison chimed in, replying to his girlfriend’s remark: ‘wow you attend one marriage ceremony collectively…do one rooster dance and your hitched!
‘Congrats Christine and Kevin on an exquisite marriage ceremony and the beginning of an exquisite life collectively. I do love this bridesmaid although’
The couple started courting in 2018 with Zima revealing the next 12 months that it was her who made the primary transfer.
‘I DM’d him’ she instructed Viall on his Viall Information podcast. ‘I’ll say, I DM’d after a little bit of a vibe.’
‘It was at all times extremely skilled,’ Zima defined, noting that she’d been interviewing the host for about three years earlier than it turned romantic. ‘Not in a detrimental means… however I by no means checked out him and ever thought of [if] I discovered him engaging.’
Comfortable couple: The couple started courting in 2018 with Zima revealing the next 12 months that it was her who made the primary transfer
Harrison was beforehand married to Gwen Harrison. They divorced in 2012 after 18 years of marriage and share daughter Taylor and son Joshua.
The TV character is at present taking a break from internet hosting and has been changed on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette by Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
The previous contestants will host after Harrison stepped away following his admission that he wrongly spoke ‘in a way that perpetuates racism’ whereas defending Rachael Kirkconnell throughout an interview with Rachel Lindsay.
Warner Horizon and ABC Leisure mentioned: ‘Chris Harrison is not going to be internet hosting the following season of The Bachelorette.
‘We assist Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will assist the brand new Bachelorette by way of subsequent season.
The TV character is seen right here with Zima, 33, and his youngsters Taylor and Joshua who he shares with ex-wife Gwen Harrison
‘As we proceed the dialogue round attaining higher fairness and inclusion inside The Bachelor franchise, we’re devoted to bettering the BIPOC illustration of our crew, together with among the many government producer ranks.
‘These are necessary steps in effecting elementary change in order that our franchise is a celebration of affection that’s reflective of our worlds.’
After their interview Lindsay criticized Harrison, saying he did not initially see an issue along with his feedback throughout their chat and solely modified his thoughts after there was a backlash.
She mentioned: ‘Once I completed that interview with Chris Harrison, he had no issues with it. He was fantastic. He texted me after. He appreciated the dialog…
The TV character is at present taking a break from internet hosting after the fallout from his interview with Rachel Lindsay the place he made feedback that ‘perpetuated racism’
Transfer over: Harrison has been changed on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette by Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe
‘He was like, “Yeah, I am going to in all probability get slightly flack,” however thought it was nice that we might disagree however do it in a civil means.
‘It wasn’t till the backlash got here the following day, it wasn’t till folks begin speaking, folks begin demanding and calling for various issues, that he then [issued an apology].
‘I am attempting to cause—properly, which one is it? As a result of to me, Tuesday was your fact and Wednesday is after the very fact. Wednesday was a response to the backlash. Throughout that entire dialog, he had the audacity to query me. Throughout that dialog, he talked over me and at me.
‘Throughout that dialog, his privilege was on show. He by no means gave me room to speak, and he by no means gave me room to share my perspective. He wasn’t attempting to listen to it, he was simply attempting to be heard.’
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