'Best Thing I've Ever Done': 'Big Brother' Alum Eric Stein Marries Marissa Nardi In Beautiful NYC Ceremony

Big Brother alum Eric Stein got hitched! The fan favorite tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Marissa Nardi on Saturday, June 12.

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The couple got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at City Vineyard, which is located on Pier 26 in beautiful Hudson River Park. Their wedding was originally planned for April 4, 2020, but the lovebirds had to postpone twice due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

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“We are beyond thrilled!” Stein gushed. “This was the easiest and best decision that I’ve ever made. Marissa is living proof that good things come to those who wait.”

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The newlyweds reportedly walked down the aisle to renowned violinist Daisy Jopling playing Beyoncé and Jay-Z songs. Stein’s close pal and One Tree Hill alum Michael Grubbs recorded a custom version of his song “Always and Forever” for the bride and groom’s first dance.

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The ceremony was a Big Brother reunion as fellow alums John McGuire, Adam Poch and Dani and Dominic Briones all attended the event.

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“I did the best thing I've ever done yesterday! SO HAPPY!” Stein tweeted on Sunday, June 13.

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Fans of the reality TV star showered the couple with well wishes. “Wow! Congrats Eric! So happy for you and your bride,” one user wrote, while another commented: “All the best wishes to you, Marissa, and Baby Dino,” referring to the pair's four-legged friend.

Stein competed in season eight of Big Brother, which aired in 2007. During the show, he sparked up a romance with co-star Jessica Hughbanks. The duo called it quits in 2010 after nearly three years together.

Stein and Nardi met on Bumble in early 2017 and quickly fell madly in love. The duo will reportedly be honeymooning in Bora Bora. “It’s our first trip since before the pandemic, and we are so excited to simply relax!,” the groom spilled to Us Weekly.


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