What Chris Harrison And Lauren Zima Have To Say About The Rumor They Got Married

Is “The Bachelor”‘s Chris Harrison married again?

Of course, as fans know, Harrison was previously married for 19 years to his college sweetheart, Gwen, with whom he shares two children (via The Sun). The couple separated in 2012, but remain close, with the rosemaster saying, “We grew up together and we have so much history, it would be foolish to not be friends.”

The embattled host has been dating “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Lauren Zima, who is also 15 years his junior, since 2018, according to People. Their relationship has survived Harrison’s “Bachelor” scandal, with the TV personality stepping down — at least temporarily — as host of the ABC franchise, after defending contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive social media posts.

So, when Harrison recently shared an image of himself in a suit, and Zima wearing a white, bridal-like gown, speculation immediately began that the two had gotten secretly hitched (via Hollywood Life).

Lauren Zima responds to the rumor she married Chris Harrison

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Harrison shared a sweet image of the couple at what could have been their wedding. The caption was also potentially leading: “‘I’d stop the world and melt with you’ @laurenzima there’s no one I’d rather celebrate love with and I’ll be your plus one anytime.”

Bachelor Nation members immediately jumped into the comments section with their congratulations, with the first ever “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter saying, “If you got married, I’m here for it and huge congratulations!!!!” Tanner Tolbert asked, “So… Are you married or not?” Fellow “Bachelor” stars from Ashley Iaconetti to Ali Fedotowsky also chimed in with congratulations.

But Zima dashed fans’ and friends’ hopes that the two had tied the knot when she said in the comments, “I love you so much and appreciate all the ‘congrats’! This *bridesmaids* dress is really living above its potential.” 

And so, it seems the two are not married. Here’s hoping everyone who thought they were is doing okay!

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