Alexander Ludwig Just Eloped With His Fiancé, Lauren Dear

Alexander Ludwig, known for his role as Bjorn Ironside in the hit series Vikings, just shared some major life news with his followers. The actor is now officially married to Lauren Dear after eloping, and fans are overjoyed for the happy couple. 

Alexander Ludwig just eloped with Lauren Dear

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Alexander Ludwig is now officially married to his fiancé, Lauren Dear. Their dog, Yam, acted as a “witness,” according to Ludwig, and he thanked him in his recent post. The couple was married at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Park City, Utah. Ludwig shared a romantic picture of the happy couple dressed for the occasion – Dear wearing a white wedding dress and Ludwig dressed in a tailored suit. Behind them is a pristine background of the mountains. Dear holds a white wedding bouquet and the two are looking into each other’s eyes.

“My wife, my best friend, the future mother of my children, my everything,” Ludwig said in the Instagram post he tagged his new wife in on January 3. Over 600,000 people have like the sweet post so far.

“We decided to elope,” Ludwig continued. “It has been such a crazy year but it certainly put things into perspective. Life is too short And I didn’t want to spend another day without calling this beautiful woman my wife. Of course when things settle down we will have a proper celebration with our friends and family but for now- the love of my life, our dog yam, a yurt on a mountain top in the middle of nowhere sounded like the perfect beginning.”

Lauren Dear shared the special news with her followers as well 

Dear shared a version of the same photo with her followers, and she also included a meaningful post to go along with it. She thanks their dog for being their “witness,” as well.

“This last year was filled with a lot of uncertainty and doubt but this was the easiest decision of my life,” Dear captioned the post on Instagram of that same moment. “I think we all learned in some way or another to look inside ourselves and find what truly makes us happy. Thank you to 2020 for bringing this guy into my life. I will love you forever @alexanderludwig. You continue to show me what life is truly about every day and how to be strong, resilient and courageous. I am a better person by your side. 👰🏻‍♀️🤵🏼‍♂️.”

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Both Ludwig and Dear included more intimate shots of their wedding day in separate posts. Ludwig shared photos on Instagram of their wedding photos, reception table, and cute images of the couple with their dog. There’s even one of the two of them holding hands in front of the officiant.

Ludwig was dating fellow actor and Vikings co-star Kristy Dawn Dinsmore since 2017. According to E News, Ludwig and Dear made things public in September 2020. In November they announced their engagement to the world that also put Dear’s engagement ring on full display in a number of selfies. The large rock was shared in a social media post.

“Goldilocks and Bambi live happily ever after 😯🧑🏼❤️🦌💍 !!!,” Ludwig captioned the post on Instagram. Dear shared the same update with her followers as well.

Alexander Ludwig is now officially a married man. Fans are understandably happy for the newly married couple.