Former ‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison is engaged. The 50-year-old Harrison proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren Zima, in Napa Valley, Calif., sharing photos from his proposal Monday on Instagram. One of the pictures shows Harrison down on one knee as he slips the engagement ring onto Zima’s finger with the caption: “I love you @laurenzima. The next chapter starts now!”

Zima confirmed the news in her own post: “We tell each other this all the time, and we said it again in an unforgettably beautiful moment this weekend: I didn’t know love could be like this. You are the most incredible partner. Thank you for loving me, championing me and asking me to marry you. Here’s to the next amazing chapter, and all the rest.”

Harrison and Zima have been a couple since August 2018. Harrison permanently exited the Bachelor franchise in June after 20 years as host; he initially stepped away temporarily in February after “speaking in a way that perpetuates racism” in an interview with former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay.

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