Ex-Bachelor Star Marries Long-term Fiancé on Leap Day

Most people associate leap years with bad luck and other superstitions since it’s inconspicuously absent from most years during our lives. However, for the ex-Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise stars JJ Lane and Kayla Hughes, they will now associate future leap years with the joy of celebrating their wedding anniversary. They recently tied the knot in downtown Denver, Colorado, on none-other than February 29th.

Ex-Bachelor Star Marries Long-term Fiancé on Leap Day

Based on traditional Greek culture, marrying on February 29th is unlucky, and it is said to often lead to divorce. But, in this case, who cares about traditions when both parties are head over heels in love?

History Behind the Bachelor Star and His New Wife

JJ proposed to his now-wife back in January of 2019 while on vacation in Hawaii. They started dating in 2017 after they met on Instagram in 2015. They immediately connected, and both parties felt as if they had known each other for years.

Before their wedding, JJ announced his engagement to Kayla through an Instagram post. In it, he stated that he couldn’t wait to marry his best friend and the woman that has made him better since the first day they met.

Kayla, who is an ex-NFL cheerleader, also posted the engagement news on Instagram, mentioning that she said “yes” to the man of her dreams and can’t wait for the wedding.

Ex-Bachelor Star Marries Long-term Fiancé on Leap Day

JJ has mentioned in the past that he always had a suspicion that he would marry Kayla.

An Intimate Wedding Ceremony

The wedding was in Denver, and the newlyweds were joined by their family, friends, and their close loved ones. These include fellow Bachelor contestants and now friends, Tanner and Jade Tolbert, as well as Jared Haibon and Ashley Laconetti Haibon.

During his time on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor in Paradise, JJ may not have been able to find love. Still, he definitely found it later on with Kayla.