The famed reality tv series The Bachelor is back again. Christina Mandrell is one of thirty women who are vying to take Zach Shallcross' heart. Christina was introduced as one of the cast members After the Final Rose special.
Viewers learned that she was married in the past, as her ABC bio reads; she is a single mother raising an adorable daughter. After her divorce from her ex-husband, she is now hoping to pair up with Zach. So, here is everything you need to know about Christina's ex-husband and her past marriage.
Christina Madrell From the Bachelor Was Married to Blake Dennis
The Bachelor cast Christina Madrell was once married to a man named Blake Dennis, whose full name is reported to be William B." Blake" Dennis. Blake seems to be a surfing enthusiast who often posts videos and snaps on Instagram related to surf. We can find him as @blake_dennis1, where more than 800 people have followed him.
Christina and Blake were high school sweethearts, as Yahoo reported that the former pair began dating in 2012. Like many celebrities, Madrell and Dennis kept away from the media, and when Madrell made a post on Instagram in 2013, marking their first anniversary, their love life gained people's attention. Madrell wrote,
"Happy one-year anniversary to the one and only @blakedennis106. I'm so blessed to have you in my life, and I hope this is just the first of many years that I am able to spend with more than two years of dating.you! Love you!!"
After dating for more than two years, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. So, Madrell and Dennis tied the knot on May 2, 2015. The marriage ceremony was organized at The Inn at Fontanel in Whites Creek, TN, in the presence of their family and relatives. In attendance were Christina's mom Ellen Irlene Mandrell and country singer aunt Barbara Mandrell who previously owned the hotel property.
Initially, their married life was going well, but after some time, it began getting sour. According to the docs reviewed by The U.S. Sun., Madrell filed for divorce on December 17, 2020. Madrell cited "irreconcilable differences" and "inappropriate marital conduct" on Dennis' part. Blake did not respond to complaints or notices for divorce. So, Madrell requested the court to equitably divide the assets and debts the couple accrued during their wedding.
Later, Christina was granted the house she shared with Dennis in the divorce. Not only that, but Dennis was ordered to pay $414 per month in child support, while Madrell was given primary residential custody of their daughter. Their divorce was finalized in March 2021, and since then, both of them have been on their own way. Despite the divorce, Christina and her ex-husband have a good relationship.
Blake lives a happy life with his girlfriend Sydney Freeman. He often shares images with his girlfriend, and on August 17, 2022, he posted a video of him and Sydney hanging out with Blakely, his daughter from marriage with Christina. On September 21, 2022, Blake shared a video of his girlfriend and daughter mentioning Christina, saying,
"POV: late night watching #bachelorette finale & you see your boyfriend's ex wife as a new contestant. Jokes on y'all @christinamandrell and I are bestties. We love & support you. Hope you find love bb."
Christina Madrell Has a Daughter With Her Ex-Husband
As mentioned earlier, Christina Madrell was married in the past, and she has a daughter named Blakely. She tied the knot with Blake Dennis in 2015, and the following year, the former couple became parents for the first time. In December 2016, Christina and Blake welcomed a daughter.
Christine and Blake are no longer together, but their separation has not affected their relationship. Also, they are good friends and co-parent their daughter. You may find Madrell on Instagram as @christinamandrell to get future updates.