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Former 'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison engaged to Bachelor Nation reporter Lauren Zima

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

It will surely be a marriage made in “Bachelor” heaven.

Chris Harrison and Lauren Zima are getting married.

The recently ousted host of “The Bachelor” has announced that he is officially engaged to the Bachelor Nation correspondent after three years of dating.

Harrison shared the news on Instagram Monday.

“I love you @laurenzima,” the 50-year-old father of two captioned a slideshow of photos from the proposal, which reportedly took place at Brand Napa Valley in California.

He added: “The next chapter starts now!”

The picture-perfect slideshow are the only images currently available on Harrison’s Instagram timeline, which boasts 1.3 million followers.

Zima, who’s 33, also shared the news to her own Instagram account.

 

“We tell each other this all the time, and we said it again in an unforgettably beautiful moment this weekend: I didn’t know love could be like this,” she wrote. “You are the most incredible partner. Thank you for loving me, championing me and asking me to marry you. Here’s to the next amazing chapter, and all the rest.”

Zima is also an entertainment reporter for “Entertainment Tonight.”

Harrison’s engagement announcement comes almost five months after he was relieved from his longtime gig presiding over “The Bachelor” universe amid a racially charged controversy surrounding then-Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell about her “offensive and racist” past.

On June 8, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment confirmed the Crest toothpaste spokesman’s departure in a joint statement: “Chris Harrison is stepping aside as host of The Bachelor franchise. We are thankful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey.”

According to Variety, he received close to $10 million to leave.

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