“Our wildest dreams came true today — we’re married!” they told People in a statement. “Being surrounded by our closest family and friends and sharing this special day with them was all we ever wanted. We are so lucky to have found each other in the most unconventional of ways but we did. We found our forever in each other and can’t wait to begin this new chapter of our lives.”
The couple, who announced they’re expecting their first child last month, tied the knot at The Chateau Le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California, before 100 guests, including fellow “Big Brother 19” stars Elena Davies and Mark Jansen, and “The Amazing Race 30” star and IndyCar driver Conor Daly. Paisley, Nickson’s 6-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, served as flower girl, while “Big Brother” casting director Robyn Kass officiated the ceremony. “We wanted it to be somebody that was a part of the special process that even brought us here,” Nickson said of asking Kass to do the honors.
Like a true Texan, Nickson wore cowboy boots, and the reception was catered by his favorite restaurant, Texas Roadhouse. Their first dance was to “Shut Up and Dance” by Aaron Watson (not this one). “He sang it to me when we were in the ‘Big Brother’ house, and we danced to it, and, it just always sat in the back of my mind as one of our special moments,” Graf said.
Nickson and Graf, who’s already changed her Instagram display name to “Jessica Nickson,” got engaged in February, a week before the “Amazing Race 30” finale aired. The pair is the fourth “Big Brother” couple to get hitched, following Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, who met on Season 12; Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder, who met on Season 11; and Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones, who met on Season 13.
Congrats to the newlyweds! We’re sure they’re extremely happy.