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Chris Harrison: Everything You Need to Know About The 'Bachelor' Host

Chris Harrison at the Men Tell All episode of The Bachelorette in 2019
July 26, 2019 - 12:00 / Sarah Schulz

Chris Harrison is best known international as the host of The Bachelor franchise. He has been the host since 2002 and is the face of the franchise. For many, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette just wouldn't be the same without him. Here's everything you need to know about this famous reality TV host...

We get to learn so much about each and every one of the contestants that come onto The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Winter Games and the list goes on. But, we never really get to learn much about the face of the franchise, host Chris Harrison. You're in luck because we have put together all things you need to know right here. Enjoy!

Bachelor Host Chris Harrison: His Roots

Christopher Bryan Harrison was born on July 26th, 1971 in Dallas Texas. He had a relatively normal childhood and then attended Oklahoma State University on a soccer scholarship. Chris worked as a sports reporter in Oklahoma from 1993 to 1999. In 2002, he found his longtime gig as Bachelor host.

Chris Harrison has hosted all Bachelor spin-offs

Since 2002, Chris has had the honour of hosting The Bachelor as well as all of its spin-offs to hit the small screen. From The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, Bachelor Live and The Bachelor Winter Games, Chris Harrison has been the face on our screens for the better part of 17 years.

Chris Harrison: His personal life

Besides being Bachelor host, Chris Harrison married his college sweetheart, Gwen Harrison in 1994. They have two children together, Joshua and Taylor. After 18 years of marriage, they announced that they were getting a divorce and separated in 2012. It has now recently been reported that Chris Harrison's new girlfriend is Lauren Zima, who is a reporter and journalist for Entertainment Tonight.

No end in sight for Chris Harrison

There is no end in sight for Bachelor Nation or Chris Harrison. The 48-year-old is brilliant at what he does and has become an absolute staple in the Bachelor world. He is currently wrapping up Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette. The finale airs on Monday and Tuesday this coming week. The next season of Bachelor in Paradise begins on August 5th, 2019 on ABC.