Right here’s hoping Zach Shallcross likes nation music — and youngsters! Christina Mandrell is without doubt one of the ladies competing on season 27 of The Bachelor, however she’s no stranger to fame.
The 26-year-old content material creator from Nashville is the niece of nation music singer Barbara Mandrell, Jesse Palmer revealed when he launched Zach’s contestants in January 2023. The host additionally famous that Christina has a daughter named Blakely, who turned 6 years outdated in December 2022.
“Since getting divorced, Christina has been trying to find her good man however should be selective since she and her daughter are on this collectively,” her ABC bio states.
Christina shares Blakely together with her ex-husband Blake Dennis. The twosome wed in Might 2015. In August 2020, Christina famous that the pair have been celebrating their “8 years of relationship anniversary,” which means they have been first linked in 2012 after they have been youngsters.
The fact TV character and Blake appeared to separate earlier than marking their sixth wedding ceremony anniversary. The duo have continued to coparent Blakely, and Christina has even befriended her ex-husband’s girlfriend, Sydney Freeman.
“When your ex-husband and his girlfriend begin bickering,” Christina wrote in a TikTok with the couple in June 2022. Christina added in her caption her submit was “only a joke.”
One month prior, Christina joked about their resemblance in a video together with her former partner, his new love and Blakely.
“Comfortable Birthday to my ex husbands girlfriend! 🎂 (I’m the one on the left),” Christina quipped in Might 2022.
Her personal journey to search out love, nonetheless, will play out on ABC — and may not be all rosy. After the teaser dropped, Christina confirmed she was the one sobbing on the staircase within the footage.
“Identify a greater duo than me and a mosaic stair case … I’ll wait,” she wrote through Instagram.
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