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Chris Harrison is in the business of love. He’s been the host of The Bachelor since 2002 and helped bring together dozens of couples. Some have made it. Others have not. Regardless, it’s difficult to picture any of the Bachelor‘s matchmaking shenanigans without Harrison front and center, facilitating the commotion, promising that this season is going to be the most dramatic yet.
But what’s happening with him behind the scenes? Is Harrison married? Has he given out his final rose to a special someone? Here’s everything we know about this love guru’s IRL love life.
Is Chris Harrison married?
No—but he was married for 18 years to Gwen Harrison, his college sweetheart. The couple split in 2012 and have two children together, Joshua and Taylor. Harrison made headlines over the summer when he left Bachelorette filming to move his eldest child, Joshua, into college.
Below is a pic of Harrison and his two kids wearing matching Christmas pajamas in 2017.
As for Harrison’s relationship with his ex-wife, he told Kelly Ripa in 2012, “I’m doing great and so is Gwen. I’m very proud of the fact that we’ve done it well. We’re the best of friends.”
He said something similar to E! News: “It’s been the most difficult part of my life. 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.”
Is Chris Harrison in a relationship?
Yes. Harrison has been dating Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima for two years.
He told People in April 2020 that quarantine has been beneficial to their relationship. “I think it’s helped bring us closer together,” he said. “I think it’s helped us love each other more, respect and, I think, appreciate the little things in each other a lot more because there is no getting away or just running away from this. We’re stuck. We’re in.”