Even as we shared the Season 9 trailer for Alaskan Bush People, we mentioned that fans still had questions about Gabe Brown’s current love life.
Now, our biggest question has been answered.
He and girlfriend Raquell Rose have gotten married!
29-year-old Gabriel Starbuck Brown married 22-year-old Raquell Rose on January 14 of this year.
And yes, that means that Thursday, February 14, won’t just be Valentine’s Day for this couple.
It’s also their one-month wedding anniversary.
“We wanted a private ceremony first,” Gabe explains to People.
He even shares a detail about the nuptials: “my brother Noah actually married us!”
The ceremony took place at the Brown family home.
It’s no surprise that he let Noah do the honors.
Noah himself got married not too long ago. Last year, he and Rhain Alisha welcomed their first child.
Now, it’s Gabe’s turn to tie the knot — and, as Gabe explains, he’ll be doing so more than once.
“Raquell has always wanted a spring wedding,” he shares.
“So,” he continues. “We’re planning a bigger celebration for later this year.”
That is so exciting! It sounds like he was really impatient to tie the knot.
Gabe is not the only one who is thrilled at this marriage.
Notably, his youngest sister, 16-year-old Rain, is best friends with Raquell.
In fact, the whole Brown family is overjoyed that Gabe, who has been unlucky in love in the past, has gotten hitched.
“We are so thrilled to welcome Raquell to our growing family,” the Brown family said.
“She is perfect for Gabe,” they describe. “And has a special place in our hearts.”
Gabe and Raquell are newlyweds.
And Gabe just cannot stop gushing about his beautiful bride.
“We’re so happy to have found each other,” Gabe shares.
Meeting the love of your life isn’t always easy.
This is especially true when your family’s entire brand is living in the middle of nowhere.
“And,” Gabe concludes, he and Raquell “can’t wait for what life has in store for us.”
The Brown family has really been on a roller coaster of good and bad news in recent years.
Their reality series is a soaring success, with ratings that knock the Kardashians themselves down a few pegs.
That amount of fan attention has made the family wealthy.
But living in the wilderness has its drawbacks, even for a family who doesn’t live in the woods throughout the year.
Ami Brown’s lung cancer had spread to other parts of her body, giving her frighteningly lo odds of survival.
That was two years ago. Since then, she has beaten cancer — but even now, she must undergo screenings several times a year.
That cancer battle, though ultimately successful, took its toll on the Brown family.
Rain Brown has spoken of her ongoing battle with depression.
Matt turned to drinking to self-medicate, and ultimately had to be pressured to enter rehab.
He is devoted to remaining sober and has the full support of his family.
On the more positive side of things, both Gabe and Noah have married very recently, and now Noah has given Billy and Ami a grandchild.
The Brown family is growing.
Congratulations to Gabe and Raquell!