What’s the best way to start out the new year? Finding love and a happy ending, of course.
Last year, CNN host Don Lemon had a wild time celebrating the end of 2016 during the network’s coverage of New Year’s Eve.
He drank plenty, got a piercing, and spilled his heart out to co-host Brooke Baldwin.
‘I need a little bit more balance in work-life,’ Lemon admitted going into 2017. ‘I may be open to a relationship this year, I wasn’t before.’
‘Actually being available to be in a relationship,’ he clarified in the above video. ‘I’m a bad person to date. I’m not selfish, but I’m self-centered. And I’m not going to be as self-centered.’
Turns out, though he said he doesn’t do resolutions, he kept to this promise.
It’s love for Lemon
This year, he returned to the same bar in New Orleans, Louisiana with Baldwin, covering New Year’s Eve once more.
‘It was like a confessional,’ Baldwin said as the two reminisced on the last time they celebrated.
Then Lemon reveals the news everyone was waiting to hear.
Turns out, the story gets better. Lemon met his beau exactly a year earlier in that same bar. The man was in the bar CNN was reporting from and it seems he and the journalist hit it off.
He even broke into song about it this year.
At midnight, both hosts invited their partners on camera to exchange kisses.
‘I love you baby,’ Lemon tells his partner in the moment that was captured on TV. ‘Happy New Year.’
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) January 1, 2018
Bring on 2018.