Bachelor in Paradise stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are married and fans of the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise will get to see the big event in a special set to air Sunday night on ABC. Jade and Tanner fell in love last summer while filming Season 2 of the summer show, and fans cannot wait to see them get hitched on-air. What’s the latest from this couple and what is known so far about their wedding?
Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper got married in front of ABC cameras on January 24 in California. As People notes, the wedding was held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point and they had about 150 friends and family members in attendance. The event was done outdoors and Jade wore a gown made by Galia Lahav. In addition, viewers will see both Seal and Matt Nathanson perform during the wedding event, with Seal singing his song “Kiss from a Rose.”
Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiated the ceremomy, much like he did for Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum’s wedding in 2012 and the event with Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd during the Season 2 Bachelor in Paradise premiere last summer. Jade and Tanner both admit that they were filled with emotion during the ceremony, and it seems that they are relishing the newlywed life these days.
As was previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tanner and Jade have been making big plans for the future. While they kept their wedding plan specifics under wraps until very close to the big day, they have been fairly open about other tidbits.
Roper has been living with Tolbert at his home in Kansas since the finale aired, and they recently revealed that they have bought a lot where they will build their dream home together. It doesn’t sound as if they will necessarily jump into having babies quite yet, but they definitely are head-over-heels in love and excited about their life together.
What else can viewers expect from the Valentine’s Day special set to air Sunday night? While Jade and Tanner’s wedding will be part of the special, it is apparently just one component of a larger show set to celebrate 20 seasons of The Bachelor. Spoiler previews share that many favorites from throughout the franchise will be together for a big family and there will be plenty of updates for fans.
As Zap2It details, attendees will include former contestants such as Ben Zorn, JJ Lane, Jared Haibon, Ashley Iaconetti, and her sister Lauren, Juelia Kinney, Nick Viall, Michelle Money, and Nick Viall. The preview for the special also shows folks like DeAnna Pappas Stagliano, Ali Fedotowsky, Bob Guiney, Chris Soules, Ashley Salter, Ben Higgins, and Clare Crawley. Many of those folks were on Bachelor in Paradise with Jade and Tanner, whereas others were included based on the show’s plans. It is said that Jade’s bestie from the show, Carly Waddell, was in the wedding party.
There will be some baby updates, as Sean and Catherine, DeAnna, Ali and Ashley Salter are all expecting little ones right now and there should be some other relationship updates as well. Michelle will surely be asked about the state of things with Cody Sattler, but viewers should not necessarily hold their breath for too much clarity on this front.
Michelle and Cody were together for a while after Bachelor in Paradise Season 2, but they split after a few months. They seemed to reunite for a bit, but it seems that they split again some time ago. However, the two recently got fans talking again with some social media posts. It is expected that they will be appearing on the new season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, will begin airing sometime after Catherine and Sean Lowe’s current season wraps.
It looks like the Bachelor Valentine’s Day special will be a fun one for long-time fans, as there will be a lot of updates and tidbits shared with viewers. While many would love to see a full episode dedicated to Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s wedding, fans are thrilled that they get to see some of the nuptials on television and everybody will surely be excited to get updates from other Bachelor and Bachelorette fan favorites as well. Don’t miss the big event airing Sunday night on ABC.
[Image via Tanner Tolbert’s Instagram]