Sydney Warner (née Hightower) immediately caught Fred Warner’s eye after her early elimination from The Bachelor.
“He actually sent me an emoji [because] he didn’t think I was gonna respond and that’s why he got really casual, but it was sweet,” Sydney — who briefly competed on Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor in 2020 — exclusively told Us Weekly in January 2022 of meeting the professional football player.
Fred, who plays linebacker on the San Francisco 49ers, popped the question in May 2021. The twosome wed one year later in June 2022 — with several of her Bachelor Nation pals in attendance.
“I’ll never be able to express into words the magic of June 25th. The love and support that filled those walls was inescapable,” Sydney wrote via Instagram one month later. “I am still in awe that I get to be this incredible man’s wife and love him for the rest of our days. We will cherish these photos & memories endlessly.”
The couple announced Sydney’s pregnancy in October 2023. “Baby Warner arriving March 2024 🤍,” she gushed via Instagram at the time alongside a video captured during an ultrasound appointment.
Scroll below to see Fred and Sydney’s complete relationship timeline: