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Mike Fleiss married Laura Kaeppeler at his Malibu home on Sunday evening. The Bachelor creator, 49, and former Miss America, 26, have made it official!

Obviously, the ceremony was officiated by the reality show’s host and the groom’s longtime friend Chris Harrison, while Neil Lane designed the rings.

Laura’s engagement ring is over five carats and features a central round diamond in a handmade platinum tulip design accented by smaller round diamonds.

Nice work Mike. And Neil.

Says Lane, the go-to jeweler of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, “It’s great to see two people I really like so much in love. I wish them a lifetime of happiness.”

Earlier in the weekend, Fleiss and Kaeppeler both Tweeted about the big day and the ceremony to come. “I’m the luckiest man on earth!!!” Fleiss wrote.


“Today is the happiest day of my life!” Tweeted Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned Miss America in 2012 and now goes by the name Laura Fleiss.

“What a beautiful night. Congrats Laura & Mike! Love you guys honored to be there,” Harrison, 42, Tweeted on Monday, along with a photo of the ceremony.

This is the first marriage for Kaeppeler, and the second for Fleiss, whose 24-year marriage to high school sweetheart Alexandra Vorbec ended in 2012.

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise is now in its 28th season, and his new series, The Bachelor in Paradise, premieres August 4 on ABC.

After Andi Dorfman finds her mate (or at least a lot of publicity) on The Bachelorette, a spinoff will feature former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants.

Ones who want a second chance at finding love/sex and/or 15 minutes of fame. Ideally both. That’s sort of the beauty of the show, isn’t it? Win-win.

Anyway, congratulations to the newlyweds! Check out other Bachelor(ette) couples above and other celebs with big age differences in the gallery below: