The Bachelor's Chris Harrison Reveals He's 'Suspending' First Valentine's Day with Lauren Zima


Will you settle for this rose — at a later date?

Bachelor host Chris Harrison and new girlfriend Lauren Zima might must rain-check their first Valentine’s Day as a pair, however he’s promising to make up for it in an enormous approach.

“Sadly, my plans on our first Valentine’s Day are working,” he instructed PEOPLE, whereas shocking a bunch of girls throughout their Galentine’s Day Bachelor viewing brunch with heart-shaped bins of Lindt LINDOR sweets. “I’m making a cameo on an ABC present and we’re truly capturing all Thursday evening.”

“I’ve begged her and requested for forgiveness that we’re suspending,” added Harrison, 47. “We’re doing a belated Valentine’s on Saturday. I will probably be making up for it and doubling down and ensuring it’s killer on Saturday evening. I understand how this goes. Once they despatched the schedule out and mentioned we had been capturing Thursday evening, I determine it will need to have been a man manufacturing coordinator that figured that out!”

Harrison and the leisure reporter made their crimson carpet debut at Leisure Weekly‘s pre-Display Actors Guild Awards social gathering on the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, nevertheless it seems their love has been heating up since summer time.

“Formally, we’ve set the date on six months,” he mentioned. “Individuals simply didn’t know, nevertheless it was truly this summer time.”

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Though Harrison has been serving to hopeless romantics discover companions for effectively over a decade, he prefers the other in relation to his personal love life.

“I do know what I do is public, so far as internet hosting and the reveals I do, however I’m a reasonably non-public man I’ll keep that approach for probably the most half,” he mentioned when requested about why he was hesitant to go public together with his new relationship. “We got here to the conclusion that we didn’t wish to disguise — we wished to have the ability to date and revel in life. When it bought to the purpose the place we had been having to attempt to disguise, we had been like that is sufficient. We simply wished to reside our lives.”

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Comfortable birthday to the person, the parable, the #BachelorNation legend, @chrisbharrison AND — a model new interview w Chris is up now at! he teases what to anticipate from the “Zoolander” drama 😂 at #MenTellAll Monday, who is perhaps #TheBachelor and extra ❤🎂🍷 (might i notice Chris was lookin’ FLY on the taping 👏) #TheBachelorette

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Nevertheless, Harrison simply couldn’t assist however share the joyful information together with his Bachelor Nation household.

“Kaitlyn has identified about Lauren and I for some time,” he mentioned about the Bachelorette alumna, who’s now courting one other one of many present’s most interesting, Jason Tartick, following her cut up from fiancé Shawn Sales space. “I confided in her some time in the past. It’s humorous, among the Bachelor individuals knew they usually had been good and didn’t say something or out me.”

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Harrison and Zima’s paths naturally crossed due to their careers. After showing as a reoccurring visitor on Leisure Tonight‘s Bachelor segments, Harrison mentioned he got here to seek out “she’s as a lot as a grinder as I’m” and “loves, admires and respects” that about her.

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The 2 most essential males in my life, TBH. All the newest #TheBachelor exclusives up at @chrisbharrison talks #coltonunderwood’s reveal that’s in contrast to something the present has seen earlier than.🌹❤🍷

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“I’ve an off-switch and after I step away, I prefer to step away and she or he’s actually good about that, too, the place she doesn’t carry work dwelling,” he mentioned, including their relationship simply retains getting “higher and higher and higher” with time. “You’ve got to close it down and life your life in some unspecified time in the future. Imagine it or not, we don’t discuss Bachelor 24/7!”

“It’s been straightforward and I feel that’s the way it all begins,” he continued. “We began courting and, like every relationship, she made me joyful. She was variety, good, we bought alongside, she blended in nice with my mates, and simply all these steps within the relationship the place you begin checking these bins off and it will get higher and higher and higher.”

Harrison was beforehand married to school sweetheart Gwen Harrison for 18 years.. The pair — who share two youngsters, Joshua and Taylor — introduced their divorce in 2012.

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