Chris Harrison’s GF Lauren Zima Dishes on Who Made the First Move — and How!

While Chris Harrison continues to be pumped out date cards because the host of those Bachelor and Bachelorette for nearly two years, it had been his girlfriendLauren Zima, that made the first move on the dating expert.

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“hello, I DM’d him,” the Entertainment Tonight host, 37, told Nick Viall during an interview on his”Viall Files” podcast published on Tuesday, July 2. “I shall say, I DM’d following a bit of a vibe.”

Zima went on to remember that she had been interviewing Harrison, 47, for about three years before they first got flirtatious. “It was always amazingly professional,” she said. “Not in a negative manner… but I never looked at him ever considered [if] I found him attractive.”

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The”Roses and Rosé” podcast character went on to describe that it was in a craft service desk which the spark first flew. “He just gave me a very different vibe,” Zima dished. “It was rather obvious. He said something about picking up his kids or something. He somehow brought up being single, I believe. And I said something like,’I am single now,’ and he was like,’ Oh.’ However, it was said by me in a way that was more eloquent. I don’t know. Somehow it had been communicated… I opened up the door and he walked through.”

Zima clarified that after a”bit of messaging” through Instagram after their coffee cart”vibe” Harrison eventually asked her out for a drink and the rest is background.

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Harrison and Zima created their red carpet introduction at January at Entertainment Weekly‘s pre-SAG Awards party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. ET reported at the time the group had been dating for weeks and are”pleased” together.

Prior to his relationship with Zima, the Texas native was married to Gwen Harrison to get 18 decades before they divorced in 2012. The former spouses share Taylor and sons Joshua.