On June 5, 2020, Palmer, 42, and Fardo, 35, stated “I do” in an intimate ceremony almost a 12 months after getting engaged.
With their nuptials happening at a detailed pal’s home in Connecticut, the couple tells PEOPLE completely that they beforehand postponed after which canceled their marriage ceremony in Provence, France, as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were only able to invite a small group of close friends that live in the greater N.Y.C. area, and that were in quarantine at the time,” the couple says. “We had a lovely afternoon and look forward to celebrating our love with our parents and immediate families all together soon!”
Adds the newlyweds: “Big or small, wedding party or not, we feel so grateful and lucky to have found each other!”
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The couple, who acquired engaged throughout a romantic journey to Paris in July 2019, first started relationship in 2017.
“I’ve been so enamored, so in love with this woman and it only has grown. I’m head over heels for her,” Palmer advised The Daily Mail on the time.
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Though Palmer and Fardo by no means publicly introduced their nuptials, Fardo was carrying rings on her left ring finger in a number of of her Instagram posts. The mannequin additionally makes use of Palmer’s final title on her social media accounts and hashtagged a current anniversary submit with “husband.”
“Happy anniversary to us!! I love you more than I love cheeseburgers!” she wrote in June.
“For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own,” the previous NFL quarterback stated in an announcement on Tuesday. “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.”
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“The secret is out!! So proud of you,” Fardo wrote on her Instagram Story following the announcement.
Palmer’s internet hosting gig marks his return to the ABC franchise after changing into the fifth Bachelor on the collection in 2004. He ended his season in a relationship with Jessica Bowlin, however the couple referred to as it quits one month later. The actuality star is taking up for the primary season of The Bachelor since longtime host Chris Harrison stepped down in February.
Though the season 26 lead has but to be introduced, The Bachelor beforehand posted over 30 pictures to Facebook of ladies who might seem on the present when it premieres in 2022.