From working relationship to lifelong partners! Alton Brown opened up about falling for his interior designer, now-fiancée Elizabeth Ingram.
The Iron Chef America host admired Ingram’s work, but she had no clue who he was. Once they had made their formal introductions, Brown asked her to help him renovate his recently purchased apartment in Marietta, Georgia. Throughout the seven-month process, which began in summer 2017, the pair’s dynamic became more personal than professional.
“Quite frankly, I think we’ll be a good married couple because we already know what that collaboration looks like,” Brown, 56, told Architectural Digest in a profile published on Friday, September 14. “Even if it hadn’t ended the way it is ending, it would have been a delightful process. I love this loft.”
The couple grew closer in an unconventional yet admittedly modern way. “We benefited from Pinterest, text, and getting to know each other that way,” Ingram explained as Brown added: “She dropped a lot of lines from obscure movies that I love, like one from Blade Runner one day.”
“At some point, meetings turned into dates,” he noted. “I’m not going to lie—and I can’t put my finger on when it was—I started looking forward to seeing her more than the space.”
Brown’s renovation was clearly a win-win. “I’ve never lived in a place where in the beginning of the day, I don’t want to leave, and at the end of the day, I can’t wait to get home,” he said. “And it’s not just because of who is going to be there.”
The Good Eats star popped the question in April, one year after the renovation was completed. The duo will tie the knot later this month.
Brown divorced DeAnna Brown in 2015. They share 19-year-old daughter Zoey.
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