‘The Bold Type’s Katie Stevens On Her Famous Fiance & Her Disney World Bachelorette Party

Actress and singer Katie Stevens has been performing on stage and screen a lot longer than you may recall. Though she currently stars on the hit Freeform series The Bold Type, she didn’t start her career off as an actress. Stevens recently went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and spoke to the talk show host about their past connection, her engagement, and how she’s been celebrating.

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Stevens got her start on this popular reality TV competition series

Almost 10 years ago, Stevens, just 16 years old, was a cast member on Season 9 of American Idol. She came in eighth place (the winner that season was Lee DeWyze). Interestingly enough, on an episode of his show that year, Kimmel showed still images of several of the contestants and predicted that Stevens would be the winner.

Then, just last year, they ran into each other at a party and Stevens accused him of jinxing her. “I believe my words were ‘I think you’re the reason I lost,’” she said, recalling the event as the two shared a laugh.

She is engaged to the guitarist from this well-known band

Stevens has been in a relationship with Paul DiGiovanni, lead guitarist of the band Boys Like Girls. Though they didn’t officially meet until she was 21 and he was 26, she has been a fan of his for much longer.

“I actually was in attendance at one of his shows when I was 14 years old,” she told Kimmel. Stevens and DiGiovanni have been engaged since Dec. 31, 2017, and they are planning to tie the knot sometime in 2019.

Stevens shared a funny story from her bridal shower

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It looks like things are kicking into high gear ahead of the big day, as Stevens shared that she had her bridal shower on Sunday, April 14. Many of her closest friends and family were there, including her former co-stars from the MTV series Faking It, Rita Volk and Michael Willett.

Stevens said that the shower was “interesting,” adding, “I had a friend of mine who showed up and was like ‘Yeah! I’ve never been to a bachelorette [party].” She corrected him, but it was too late: He gave her a gift that she described as “of sexual nature” — and she ended up opening it in front of her parents.  

She also talked about her exciting bachelorette party

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Because, as Stevens said, she’s hopefully anticipating having to film Season 4 of The Bold Type this year, she had her bachelorette party in March. Kimmel pointed out how that could be “wholesome,” but Stevens said that they took advantage of the adult aspects of the theme park.

“Eleven of us went drinking ‘around the world,’” said Stevens, referring to the various countries that are represented in Epcot. “I think there are 15 countries? So that’s 15 drinks,” she laughed.

What is Stevens working on now?

Stevens appeared on Kimmel to promote the third season of The Bold Type, which recently began airing on Freeform. She was also in her second film, which came out this year: A supernatural horror titled Polaroid. Hopefully, the next exciting news we’ll hear will be The Bold Type’s renewal — followed by her wedding, of course.

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