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Kenny Braasch was a contestant on the 16th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 5.

He returned for, and won, the 7th season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Personal life[]

He met Mari Pepin on the 7th season of Bachelor in Paradise, where they got engaged at the end of the show.

"Kenny, I came to Paradise with an open heart and high hopes and I think back to the very first day walking through the gates of Paradise and down those steps towards the beach and when I first saw you and those first few days in Paradise were magical and unbelievable, so much so that I thought it could be too good to be true and I pushed you away and it took not having you by my side for a little while to realize that it wasn't too good to be true and that I cared for you so much that it was something worth fighting for and I'm really excited and hopeful to continue building our relationship outside of Paradise and I feel like the luckiest woman with you and I couldn't be more excited for what's to come for us" - Mari to Kenny

"Mari, you know as soon as you came down the and through the gates of Paradise, I honestly was blown away about how beautiful you were. You know I don't, I don't know if it was love at first sight, but it was definitely something, something I've never felt before. You know at the end of the day, we did go through a lot of real life relationship stuff and we were tested like no other couple in Paradise I think, but like at the, I don't know, even, even with all that being said, I still, shaking, yeah, sorry. Mari, I am so fucking in love with you and I literally, like, I can't see my life without you. You're such an amazing woman that you've changed my whole outlook on life, in everything, everything about you. I can't imagine my life without you, so... oh man, these old bones here... Mari Pepin, will you marry me?" - Kenny proposing to Mari

They married on November 11, 2023.


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This handsome man about town is ready to say “Bye Bye Bye” to the single life. Kenny is a talent buyer in Chicago, where he creates and manages boy band cover bands. He’s the first one to admit that in the past, he’s put his career before his relationships, but now as he inches closer to the big 4-0, Kenny is tired of having “No Strings Attached” and is ready for someone to join him on this journey he calls life. For Kenny, looks and personality are equal in priority and he’s hoping for a girl with both. He wants a woman who is not controlling, fake or wrongly opinionated. And if he doesn’t agree with her opinions, she should be ready for a spirited conversation because Kenny says he doesn’t let things slide easily. One way to secure Kenny’s heart is through music. He loves to talk shop and could spend hours reliving his favorite concerts or albums. Kenny is often misjudged by what people see on the outside, but inside, he’s sensitive and caring. He’s waited this long to find the right woman and isn’t about to just settle for anyone, “This I Promise You!”