Bachelor Canada host on how he found love

TV star Noah Cappe told his then girl­friend, Keri, he loved her dur­ing a scream­ing match

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Noah Cappe, host of Bachelor

Canada, is no stranger to the world of tele­vi­sion. He’s an actor who has had roles in Good Witch and Bit­ten, and he also hosted Food Net­work’s

Car­ni­val Eats. Here he talks about his own love story with his wife Keri. Looks like this sea­son’s bachelor, for­mer base­ball player Chris Ler­oux, could use some point­ers from Cappe.

How they met

We met in Is­rael on a trip called Birthright Is­rael. I was 23 and Keri was 19, and we found out we lived 40 min­utes away from each other back in Toronto. We stayed in touch once we got back and made the ef­fort to see each other as much as pos­si­ble, and we’ve been to­gether ever since.

The first date

Our first official date was at the movies. We went to see Tomb

Raider. We had been hang­ing out un­til then at her dorm room at the Univer­sity of Toronto (be­cause I have seven sib­lings and was liv­ing at home, so I didn’t want her hang­ing at my home), so this was our first pub­lic date. She had so much money on her univer­sity food ac­count, so I used to spend all her money get­ting Snap­ple drinks. Still to this day movies are a huge part of our re­la­tion­ship. When I’m in town for a week or so, we make it a point to fit in at least a movie or two.

Me­morable mo­ments

It was a very slow burn. We started hang­ing out, then hang­ing out more. We didn’t move too quickly and took things step by step, dis­cussing ev­ery­thing to­gether along the way. We had sev­eral me­morable mo­ments, one in par­tic­u­lar was how we each said “I love you” for the first time. Keri came over af­ter a night out with her girl­friends and was telling me a story about how she was telling her friends how she loves me, but she never ac­tu­ally said it to me. So I didn’t say any­thing. Later that evening I drove her home, and she got mad at me be­cause I didn’t say I loved her back, but I didn’t think that she tech­ni­cally said it. So dur­ing our scream­ing fight she said, “I love you,” and I said, “I love you too!”

The pro­posal

Keri was vol­un­teer­ing with Fron­tier Col­lege (a lit­er­acy or­ga­ni­za­tion for un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple) at the time. She was di­rect­ing their an­nual play, and I was nar­rat­ing the play and had one of my broth­ers film­ing it. At the end of the play, when ev­ery­one was tak­ing their fi­nal bows, I came on­stage to in­tro­duce Keri and thank her for putting on the show. I started talk­ing about how we’ve been to­gether for 13 years and how I couldn’t think of a bet­ter place that rep­re­sents us and our re­la­tion­ship, so then I got down on one knee and pro­posed then and there in front of ev­ery­one. It caught Keri by surprise and I used stones from her grand­mother’s jew­ellery to make her ring.

The weddings

We’ve been mar­ried three times. The first time was a com­mit­ment cer­e­mony in Toronto at an art gallery. It was very in­ti­mate, only 50 peo­ple on a Thurs­day night with our fam­ily and clos­est friends. Then the next morn­ing we brought 20 peo­ple to a cot­tage up north and cel­e­brated there with brunch and a mini party. Sec­ond time was in Scot­land. My grand­fa­ther who had passed away was from there and had left me a bit of money say­ing, “Don’t spend this on bills.” So we went there, just the two of us, and re­newed our vows on the top of a gor­geous moun­tain. The third time was at city hall just the two of us. We hadn’t signed pa­pers un­til then, so we were mak­ing it le­gal.

The kids

We don’t have any kids right now, but we’ve be­gun the adop­tion pro­cess. Un­til the adop­tion is fi­nal­ized, our chil­dren are our two cats — Dr. Peter Venkman and Mr. Gary Wu.

Bal­anc­ing ca­reers and mar­riage

It’s all Keri. The wear and tear of spend­ing half the year on the road with­out your part­ner, home, fam­ily, etc., is very hard for me, but Keri never makes me feel guilty. She only pro­vides sup­port and love, so to have her say, “Do what you need to, and when you get home, I’ll be wait­ing for you” is in­cred­i­ble.

The home

We live in Seaton village, right be­side the An­nex near Bloor and Christie. We’ve been here for al­most four years — the long­est we’ve ever lived any­where. We are in the ini­tial pro­cess of ren­o­vat­ing so that we’re ready to raise a kid here. Bachelor Canada pre­mieres Wed., Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. on W Net­work.

Noah Cappe and his wife Keri on a trip to Ice­land

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