Much like the success of The Bachelor, its spin-off The Bachelorette too gained a big following and national attention. Since its inception, many individuals have found fame and/or life partners thanks to the reality series. And among the many lucky ones who found both through The Bachelor franchise is Tanner Tolbert.
Well, today we will take a look at Tanner’s life before fame, including his childhood, family life, educational background and more. Moreover, we will also detail how he met his life partner, Jade Roper and their story.
Where Is Tanner Tolbert From?
The former Bachelorette contestant was born Tanner Nathan Tolbert on May 2, 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri. Tanner Tolbert’s parents are Stephen Andrew Tolbert and Karin Barragato but further information regarding the pair is a mystery. Moreover, Tanner grew up alongside his sister, Kara Tolbert and shares a great bond with her.
After completing his high school studies, Tanner enrolled at the University of Kansas. He graduated with a sports management degree from the university in 2010. Moreover, at one point he served as an assistant coach for the college’s football team.
When Did Tanner Tolbert Start His Professional Journey?
As stated above, Tanner has a degree in sports management from University of Kansas. And he also worked with the Kansas Jayhawks’ football team while completing his studies. It is unclear what Tolbert did professionally following his graduation. But when he appeared in The Bachelorette’s 11th season in 2015, his occupation was listed as auto finance manager while his hometown was listed as Stilwell, Kansas.
Tanner gained worldwide attention following his appearance in The Bachelorette. He competed alongside 25 other men for the affection of spin-class instructor Kaitlyn Bristowe. Well, Tolbert became a fan favorite soon after the season aired but sadly he failed to impress Kaitlyn. He was eliminated from the show in week 6.
Having gained a huge following in The Bachelorette resulted in Tanner being invited into the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. In the first week itself, Tolbert found a connection with Jade Roper. The pair continued to develop feelings for each other and were the only ones to get engaged at the end of the series.
Well, besides his better half, the Bachelor franchise also helped Tanner find prominence in the world. This has since resulted in him becoming an internet personality. Tolbert currently earns a considerable sum from sponsorships and brand collaborations. Moreover, according to US Magazine, he makes a considerable sum selling cars.
Well, we wish Tanner Tolbert even more fame and fortune in the coming days.
When Did Tanner Tolbert Tie The Knot?
As stated above, Tanner Tolbert was evicted from The Bachelorette and went on to compete in Bachelor in Paradise in 2015. And he found the love of his life, Jade Roper on the show and got engaged at the end of the season. Tanner and Jade tied the knot on January 24, 2016 and their magical ceremony was televised that Valentine’s Day.
The Tolbert couple is among a short list of people who have been successful in their relationship following their appearance in any Bachelor franchise.
Moreover, the duo even expanded their family, welcoming three kids together. Tanner Tolbert’s wife, Jade gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Emerson Avery in August 2017. Their second baby, a boy named Brooks Tolbert was born in July 2019. As for Tanner and Jade’s youngest kids, Reed Tolbert was born in November 2020.
The Tolbert family has become an internet sensation and has gained millions of followers. Tanner and Jade both do not hesitate to share their happiness and difficulty as parents. Well, we wish the family more happiness in the coming days.