Announcing the news on Instagram, Cooper said the couple made a spontaneous decision to travel to New Orleans and marry this weekend.
“We finally did it! ??,” she wrote alongside several pictures of the pair in a wedding dress and tuxedo.
“Couldn’t wait any longer to marry the man of my dreams 😉 We decided last minute to come to New Orleans for the Final Four, and just elope!”
“Within a few days, I was somehow able to set it all up, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.” She continued, “I was actually very relaxed and able to take in every moment. Feeling so blessed, and just can’t stop smiling.”
Cooper also revealed that the couple were planning a bigger ceremony and party for all of their friends and family to attend in the fall.
She finished the post with a touching note to her new husband, “Love you 4Everrr @kghudson4, and can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together as a family?.”
Cooper went public with her relationship with Hudson, a real estate broker, in January 2020. The couple welcomed their daughter, Presley Belle Hudson, later that year and announced their engagement after celebrating Cooper’s birthday in June 2021.
The 32-year-old debuted in season twenty-two of The Bachelor in 2018. Though she was eliminated, Cooper returned for season five of Bachelor in Paradise, where she became engaged to Jordan Kimball. The pair called off the engagement months later.