Is ‘Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Dating Another TV Star?
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison is no stranger to love. In fact, one might even say that love is his profession. He’s helped a number of couples as they have gone from the highs of romance to the lows of breakups and ended engagements. But what about Harrison himself? What is his love life like?
New Love on the Rise
Bachelor fans who have been hoping to see their favorite host in a relationship of his own can rest easy tonight. Harrison has found a girl of his own. And it’s Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima.
The two made their public debut this weekend at ET’s pre-SAG Awards party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California.
The entertainment hosts have reportedly been dating for months but this is the fist time that they have walked a red carpet together.
Fans got the first hint that there might be something going on between Zima and Harrison when she posted a picture for his birthday in July, commenting on his good looks.
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Happy birthday to the man, the myth, the #BachelorNation legend, @chrisbharrison AND — a brand new interview w Chris is up now at etonline.com! he teases what to expect from the “Zoolander” drama at #MenTellAll Monday, who might be #TheBachelor and more ❤️ (may i note Chris was lookin’ FLY at the taping ) #TheBachelorette
“AND may I note Chris was lookin’ FLY at the taping,” she ended the caption.
After posting the photo, the two seemed to go back under the radar with their blossoming relationship until last month when she posted a picture of herself and new bachelor, Colton Underwood.
“The two most important men in my life, TBH,” she wrote. “All the latest #TheBachelorexclusives up at etonline.com: @chrisbharrison talks #coltonunderwood’s reveal that is unlike anything the show has seen before.”
Their appearance this weekend was all the confirmation that anyone needed to know that the two were definitely an item.
Zima later shared a picture on Instagram of her and Harrison on the red carpet, confirming the relationship even further.
“He’s great at parties,” she wrote, adding a heart emoji.
Harrison’s Past Relationships
Though Harrison hasn’t been in a public relationship in years, this isn’t his first foray into love.
Harrison was previously married to his college sweetheart Gwen Harrison, before divorcing her in 2012.
“Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children,” the former married couple told PEOPLE in a joint statement.
The couple had two children together and continue to co-parent.
“I’m very proud of the fact that we’ve done it well,” Harrison said of their divorce after the announcement, according to Life & Style Magazine. “We’re the best of friends.”
The two were married for 18 years before they called it quits.
Shortly after the announcement of the divorce, in an interview with GQ, Harrison hinted that having his ex-wife as the next bachelorette would have made good television.
“Now, there’s an idea,” he said when asked about the prospect. “There’s a part of me, the producer side, that knows it would be epic television, good or bad. It could be like the Hindenburg—the greatest disaster ever—but even then that would be great TV.”
The idea never came to fruition.