Colton Underwood, 30, is the soon-to-be the husband of a very special man in his life. The Bachelor alum announced his engagement to political strategist Jordan C. Brown, 38, which took place in Big Sur over the weekend. “I’m extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life. Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible,” Colton told PEOPLE after the memorable moment.
Shortly after the exciting news made headlines, the couple looked super cozy together in new outside pics they shared to Instagram on Feb. 28, and they included sweet and romantic captions alongside them. “life is going to be fun with you ♥️,” Colton wrote in his while Jordan wrote, “The only time in my life I’m ok with wasting a bottle of champagne. I love you babe. ❤️ 🤵♂️ 🍾” in his message.
Colton’s relationship with Jordan is the first public relationship since he came out as gay back in April.
So who is Jordan C. Brown? From his political career to his lengthy lineup of A-list friends, HollywoodLife has rounded up five key things you should know about Jordan below.
1. Jordan works in politics.
Jordan has worked in politics for nearly 20 years. He’s a political strategist and has been super involved in campaigns for the Democratic Party, starting with career advising former Secretary of State John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, according to his LinkedIn. He was also an advisor for former President Barack Obama for both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and then was an adviser to former presidential candidate and First Lady Hillary Clinton for the 2016 campaign. Jordan publicly supported Pete Buttigieg early on during the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary race, and has been involved in campaign events for California Governor Gavin Newsom. In January 2020, he founded the “boutique political strategy agency” One Blue Hill.
2. Jordan has many famous friends.
Jordan has a few friends that are in the public eye, to say the least. As seen on his Instagram page, Jordan is pals with Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush, Rita Wilson, and Scooter Braun and his ex-wife Yael Cohen Braun. Jordan also appears to be friends with Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy, who has been working with Colton on a Netflix series where the athlete helps the former Bachelor navigate his life.
Jordan seems to be especially close with Olivia, as evident by the sweet birthday tribute he dedicate to the Booksmart director back in March when she turned 37. “Happy birthday to the indomitable, magical, multi-hyphenate badass @oliviawilde,” Jordan wrote. “If everyone had a friend like you the 🌍 might just be 👌🏽.” Olivia wrote back to Jordan, “I LOVE YOU FOREVER, JB.”
3. Jordan previously dated painter Paul Rusconi.
Jordan’s last known relationship before Colton was with painter Paul Rusconi. Jordan’s photos with Paul date back as far as 2017, and his most recent post regarding the painter was in February 2020. While the two were dating, Jordan often posted photos with Paul’s daughters, Zella and Blaze.
4. Jordan is a singer.
Jordan actually has dipped his toes in the music industry before. For starters, he’s posted videos of himself singing on his social media accounts on occasion. But most notably, Jordan was actually featured on a 2020 cover of the popular Coldplay song “Fix You.” The cover was performed by Ben Harper & Soweto Gospel Choir, with Jordan offering his vocals to the track. It was released on December 18, 2020.
5. Jordan is an animal lover.
Jordan has a love and appreciation for animals. When he was dating Paul, they had a few chickens that Jordan would hilariously document on his Instagram feed. On February 5, Jordan introduced his new dog, named Blue, to his followers. The adorable canine has its very own Instagram page — and Colton follows it!