Kristin Chenoweth Is Engaged to Fiance Josh Bryant—and She Might Have Her Niece + Nephew to Thank

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In fall of 2020, Kristin Chenoweth told Rachael what made her relationship with musician Josh Bryant last—and it was quite simple.

"I will say that what used to be important to me is not important to me," Kristin said at the time. "Though he is very handsome. What is important to me is the heart, right? And that he loves dogs. And he's a great musician."

Fast forward a year to October 2021, and Kristin and Josh got engaged—and Kristin's fiance made a cameo during her interview with Rach to tell the sweet story of how he and Kristin met and started dating in 2018.

"We met through music," Josh says. "I played at her niece's sorority at Oklahoma University, and her niece was going to get married that next year and said, 'I want that band to play at my wedding reception.' At the time, we were both dating other people, but we kept in touch and remained friends. And then in 2018, the nephew, he got married and said, 'I want the same band.' So we reconnected at the same house in Colorado."

"We became friends," Kristin says. It's as simple as that. And the rest is history!

Kristin went on with Rachael about mentoring Ariana Grande ahead of the highly anticipated "Wicked" movie—in which Ariana Grande will be taking on the role of Glinda, which was first made famous by Kristin on Broadway. Plus, she performs "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?” off her new Christmas album, "Happiness Is...Christmas!"

As for advice the Kristin gave Ariana, "I just said, 'Be yourself. Do not try too hard. I've known you since you were 10. You have God's gift of music. You are Glinda. Just be her.'"

We all need a Kristin!

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