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Christina Mandrell made a name for herself during season 27 of The Bachelor. While her romance with Zach Shallcross didn’t work out, the 27-year-old has found love within Bachelor Nation. Christina started dating The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Brayden Bowers in 2023.
During The Golden Wedding special on January 4, Brayden, 25, got down on one knee and proposed to Christina before Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist tied the knot. Brayden’s proposal came just after he and Christina decided to move in together. As we celebrate the latest Bachelor Nation love story, get up to speed on all things Christina below.
Christina Has a Daughter
Christina is the proud mom of a daughter named Blakely, who was born in 2016. Of course, this adds another layer when it comes to looking for love. “Since getting divorced, Christina has been searching for her perfect man but must be selective since she and her daughter are in this together,” her ABC bio read.
Christina Mandrell and Brayden Bowers in 2024. (ABC)
Christina Has Been Married Before
Christina was previously married to Blakely’s father, Blake Dennis. The two got married in 2015 after more than 3 years together. However, they ended their relationship in November 2020, with Christina filing for divorce the following month, according to court docs obtained by UsWeekly. The divorce was finalized in March 2021.
Christina and Blake appear to co-parent amicably. In fact, during the summer of 2022, Christina documented a boat day that they enjoyed with Blakely, as well as Blake’s new girlfriend, Sydney Freeman, on Instagram. She filmed herself having a blast on the boat while Blake and Sydney argued in the background. “When your ex-husband and your girlfriend start bickering,” she wrote along with the video. However, she noted in the caption that it was “just a joke.”
Christina’s Aunt Is Barbara Mandrell
No, it’s not a coincidence that Christina has the same last name as country singer Barbara Mandrell. Barbara is Christina’s aunt! She rose to popularity in the ’70s and ’80s as a famous country singer and has even earned a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Christina’s mom, Irlene, is Barbara’s sister.
Christina Was in a Taylor Swift Music Video
Christina has some acting credits under her belt, including a role in Taylor Swift’s 2009 music video for Fifteen! Christina appears in the video as a high school student. She also had a small extra role in Hannah: Montana The Movie, along with credits in After Darkness and A Belle For Christmas. according to her IMDB page.
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What Does Christina Mandrell Do?
While acting appears to be one of Christina’s passions, her daily job is to work as a content creator. She has nearly 58,000 followers on Instagram, @ChristinaMandrell. In her Instagram bio, she writes, “What do I do? My best. I’m doing my best.” Christina lives in Nashville.