Colton Underwood, the former Bachelor, is now a married man! Having appeared on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise before finally being the Bachelor himself, he publicly came out as gay in early 2021. This past weekend, he celebrated for three days straight and finally found the love of his life.
The 31-year-old and his new hubby, Jordan C. Brown, 38, kicked things off on Friday night with a family dinner, according to exclusive details published by People, before diving into a full day of wedding events on Saturday at the Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa Valley.
“The day of our ceremony, we have a disco-themed pool party,” Underwood told the publication ahead of the nuptials. They also surprised their 200 guests with a performance from Stanford University’s artistic swimming team as they exited the ceremony.
“We wanted to break some of the traditional norms of what a ceremony and a wedding look like,” Underwood added. “And for the entire weekend, we recognize that a lot of people attending, both of our families and some of our friends, this will be their first queer wedding. We really want to make it special.”
Underwood shared a selection of photos from the big day on Instagram, showing off the rolling green hills in the background and the rustic cover under which they were wed. They each wore custom Tom Ford suits, Underwood in dark green while Brown opted for blue, each reflecting their surroundings.
“The Brown-Underwoods ❤️,” he captioned the photos, adding their wedding date: “May 13th 2023.”
The couple first met at a party in Los Angeles in April 2021 and were engaged in Feb. of the next year. The development of the relationship “was very natural and organic,” Underwood told People.
“We both just had a gut feeling,” Brown added.
“I’ve never been more sure about something,” Underwood went on to discuss his love for Brown. “He has the biggest heart and he’s such a good friend to all of the people in his life. He goes out of his way to take care of his friends and his family. That speaks volumes. It was one of the first things that I noticed about him.”
The two met around the same time Underwood came out publicly to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. At the time, he was very transparent about the difficulty he experienced coming to terms with his sexuality.
“I ran from myself for a long time, hating myself for a long time, and…I’m gay,” he said. “And I came to terms with that earlier this year and I have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of to let people know.” At the time he emphasized how nervous he still felt about the whole thing, so we love to see how happy he is just a couple of short years later.