Why Star Kept His Engagement a Secret!
GENERAL HOSPITAL fans were shocked by the sudden news that Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) was engaged to racing pit reporter Brienne Pedigo -- especially since it wasn't even known that they were dating!
The In Depth Story: When word spread that the star was officially off the market, many female hearts were broken. Reported, Christopher popped the question to 25-year-old model/producer in October, a month after they met on a blind date.
[editors note here - Brie is 26 and will be 27 soon, and he announced his engagement - not popped the question -- in October].
"It is true that I am engaged to Brienne," Christopher posted on his official Web site. "In order to completely enjoy the initial moments of our engagement, we decided to keep it to ourselves for a while to avoide any questions from the media."
It's not only Christopher who is in the public eye. His financee is a correspondent for The Outdoor Channel and a pit reporter for the US Auto Club racing circuit. An Indianopolis native, Pedigo has been around the sport her entire life: Her father is a joint owner of the two-time champion Panther Racing team. "Enough time has passed, and I think it's okay for everyone to enjoy this with us," Christopher wrote. "Thank you all for always respecting my occasional need for privacy. I really appreciate it."
Source: Soaps In Depth -- 1-2-07