‘The Bachelor’: Is Chris Harrison married?

Chris Harrison, the man with the roses, is actually a bachelor himself. He was married for 18 years to Gwen Jones–the former couple has two children together.

Chris Harrison | Andrew Toth/Getty Images for GOOD+ Foundation
Chris Harrison | Andrew Toth/Getty Images for GOOD+ Foundation

Chris Harrison’s divorce

“It’s been the most difficult part of my life,” Harrison told E! News of his divorce back in 2012. “I keep a smile on my face because I have to, but Gwen and I, we’ve been together for 22 years, married for almost 19. So we grew up together and we have so much history, it would be foolish to not be friends.”

According to E! News, Harrison and Jones were high school sweethearts, and have known each other for much of their lives. To honor their history and their children, the two have kept in touch.

“I’ve talked to her five times this morning,” he said in the 2012 interview. “We spent Mother’s Day together, and we had lunch and went to movies with the kids—she will always be my best friend, I hope, and I want her to be happy and she wants me to be happy.”

Chris Harrison doesn’t love being a bachelor

Despite working with countless bachelors and bachelorettes over the course of about 17 years, Harrison was, initially, not excited to be a bachelor himself after his divorce.

“I guess I am a bachelor now, which scares the holy hell out of me—I’m not going to lie—because I haven’t been one since the early ’90s, and I thought those days were over—and I was happy to have them over! I was never one of those married guys that was like, ‘Man, I wish I was at the club at 4 a.m. with those guys! I am so happy to be home, I love my life at home,” he said.

Who is Chris Harrison dating?

After his divorce, Harrison took some time to remain single and date around. As of January 2019, though, he’s been seen with new girlfriend Lauren Zima, a host and senior producer for Entertainment Tonight who loves and covers Bachelor content.

“Chris and his new girlfriend Lauren Zima made their red carpet debut at a pre-Screen Actors Guild Awards party at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood last night, and it felt way more grown up than literally any episode of the show,” reported Cosmopolitan.

Though the couple’s only been publically dating for a few months, Harrison has mentioned in past interviews that he’s open to someday getting remarried.

“I hope I have another great marriage ahead someday, and I hope [Gwen] does, too,” he told E! News.

At least Zima knows, for sure, that Harrison’s “here for the right reasons.”

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