After a whirlwind romance — and a whirlwind trip around the world — ‘Amazing Racers’ Chad Waltrip and Stephanie Smith have tied the knot and have a baby on the way to boot.
Fans of the show will recall the couple became engaged while competing on this 17th season of ‘The Amazing Race.’ (They’re also the ones who overslept for two hours in Russia and missed the flight.)
Waltrip proposed to Smith on camera during a pit stop in Oman as their fellow racers looked on. They came in first place during that leg of the race but unfortunately were eliminated from the show the next day in Bangladesh.
And now we know it was a ‘Race’ to the altar too!
The couple got married just months after their time on the show ended and are expecting their first child in June.
The 26-year-old operations manager from Ft. Lauderdale and the 23-year-old hair stylist had been dating only five months before they decided to team up for the race around the world on the CBS adventure reality series.
“We knew immediately after meeting that we wanted to be together forever. But I didn’t think he’d have the guts to propose on ‘The Race,'” Stephanie said in an interview with People.com. “I love our story. I don’t know anyone who can say, ‘We got engaged on a reality TV show in the Middle East.'”