Jesse Palmer Found Lasting Love Outside of 'The Bachelor' — Who Is His Wife?

Leila Kozma - Author

Jan. 15 2024, Updated 6:40 a.m. ET

Toronto-born ex-athlete Jesse Palmer wrote The Bachelor history when he became the youngest and the first non-American lead on the show in Season 5 at only 25.

His season chronicled the former NFL quarterback's love story with Jessica Bowlin, whom he famously gifted an airplane ticket instead of an engagement ring in the Season 5 finale.

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Like so many other Bachelor franchise couples, Jesse and Jessica broke up. Their relationship ended in June 2004, a few months after Season 5 of The Bachelor ended. So, what has happened to Jesse since then? Aside from being The Bachelor host, of course. Does he have a wife or any kids now?

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Jesse Palmer and his wife got married in a small ceremony in 2021.

Jesse started dating Emely Fardo, a Brazil-born model, in 2017. They got engaged on a romantic getaway to Paris in 2019. In an interview with Us Weekly, Jesse revealed that he and Emely got married in 2021. It was a small ceremony held in NYC, but that wasn't the original plan.

At first, they were going to get married in Provence, France in 2020. But after the pandemic hit, they decided to postpone it until the following year. Ultimately, they just couldn't wait any longer. "So, we had a small, private and intimate ceremony with close friends who lived in New York City," Jesse said.

They went on to have a second, symbolic wedding with their families in 2022 in France, according to People.

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Jesse Palmer and wife Emely had a baby together in 2024.

Jesse and Emely are the proud parents of an adorable Aussie doodle, Mademoiselle Loulou Palmer. As an Instagram post Jesse shared on Jan. 16, 2019, attests, they used to have a french bulldog named Tuuli.

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Jesse and Emely often take to social media to share updates about their latest adventures to coveted tourist destinations like Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy. And in January 2024, their family grew by one when they welcomed their first baby together, which Jesse shared in an Instagram post.

"Our worlds have been forever changed… She’s finally here… Ella Reine Palmer," Jesse wrote, under a photo of himself with Emely and their baby girl. "Our hearts are overflowing with love and gratitude."

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As far as having kids is concerned, Jesse said he and Emely would like to "hopefully" welcome two babies in the future. “That would be the dream number,” he told Life & Style in February 2023. “I think that way Emely and I can play man-to-man defense.”

Here's what you should know about Jesse Palmer's career outside of 'The Bachelor.'

Jesse played for the New York Giants between 2001 and 2004. He joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2005, and he stayed with the team for one year. Jesse started working for Fox Sports Net and CSTV sometime after.

He joined ESPN as a college football analyst in 2007. Jesse diversified his career, appearing as a guest co-host on shows like Live With Kelly and Ryan. Between 2011 and 2012, he also served as the host of Recipe to Riches.

Between 2014 and 2016, Jesse appeared as an ESPN college football analyst on Good Morning America Weekend Edition. Over the years, he gained considerable experience with cooking shows, hosting Worst Cooks in America, Spring Baking Championship, and many others.

But of course now his fans know him as The Bachelor franchise host above all else.

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