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Country Star Lauren Alaina Dating John Crist After Calling off Engagement

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It’s official, John Crist is all booed up. The Christian comedian has finally broken his 10 year stretch of singlehood with new girlfriend, country music star, Lauren Alaina.


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It’s official, John Crist is all booed up. The Christian comedian has finally broken his 10 year stretch of singlehood with new girlfriend, country music star, Lauren Alaina.

The couple made their romance public when Alaina appeared on the Bobby Bones radio show to promote her single, Ladies in the ’90s. After some teasing from Bones about being in a new relationship, Alaina introduced her new beau, “This is my boyfriend, John Crist.”

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Alaina (24) said their connection first sparked on Instagram when she responded to one of Crist’s videos. “We call that sliding in the DMs,” quipped Crist (35). Though the singer caught Crist’s eye, he admits he didn’t know who she was. When he saw her blue “verified” checkmark status, he did what any good millennial would do and turned to trusty Google. “I looked her up because I didn’t want to be like, ‘Who are you?’ So I went to her Wikipedia page.” There he discovered Alaina’s southern roots, as well as her run on American Idol and continued country music acclaim.

Playing off some of their shared experiences, the comedian responded to her with, “I too grew up performing in a church in Georgia.” Though well-intentioned, Crist admits the joke fell flat. “Looking back, it was the wrong move.” Laughing, Alaina adds, “It was his first response to me. I was like, does this guy know everything about me?”

Awkward messages aside, a smilier background in church and the south doesn’t appear to have hurt the pair’s connection and they soon moved their relationship to meeting in person. Alaina posted a picture of them earlier this year at one of Crist’s shows. The couple appeared upbeat and lighthearted with the Country Star decked out in merch bearing Crist’s trademark catchphrase, “check your heart.”

For Alaina, the pairing comes just 4 months after she broke off her engagement to her high school sweetheart, who she was with for 6 years. As for Crist, his relationship history couldn’t be more different. With over 300 million views on his videos, the comedian has chosen to focus on his work rather than romantic relationships.

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According to Alaina, Crist’s family is very happy with this new development. “John hasn’t introduced them to a girl in 10 years… They’re very shocked I think that he’s bringing a girl around; he doesn’t do that.” Crist chalks his lack of a romantic life to the demands of his career. “People say that sometimes you’re married… comedy will always be like your mistress,” he’s said.