Gospel sensation and actress Koryn Hawthorne is set to embark on a new journey as she happily announces her engagement! The Grammy-nominated artist, recognized from her impressive run on Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice and appearances on OWN’s Greenleaf and Bounce’s Saints & Sinners, has also graced the big screen in Peacock’s Praise This. With chart-topping hits like “Won’t He Do It” and the recent gem “Look at God,” Koryn has taken the music scene by storm. However, her next act doesn’t involve notes or scripts—it’s a walk down the aisle.
At 25, Koryn recently said ‘yes’ to Hunter Register, 27, in a surprise proposal in New Orleans, a city with sentimental value as it’s just a two-hour drive from their hometown in Lafayette, Louisiana. The proposal unfolded as a beautifully orchestrated weekend getaway turned into a heartwarming celebration with friends, family, and live music.
Childhood friends brought together by their brothers’ shared love for basketball, Koryn and Hunter’s connection evolved unexpectedly. Hunter’s sincerity and alignment with Koryn’s prayers for a life partner sparked a love story that has now taken a significant turn. Reflecting on their journey, Koryn shared, “We fell in love very quickly, and we laugh a lot about how we never thought about dating each other before. We are happy it happened at this time in our lives.”
Captured in a delightful photo shoot exclusively shared with ESSENCE, the couple’s images showcase authentic moments from their everyday lives. From kitchen escapades inspired by Koryn’s love for cooking to playful stolen clothes moments, the photos narrate a beautiful love story.
As wedding bells beckon, Koryn and Hunter have already begun planning their nuptials, envisioning a celebration in their home state filled with good food and cherished moments. Koryn expresses her excitement about the future with Hunter, emphasizing their partnership and friendship.
“What I’m looking forward to most about marrying Hunter is growing together. I can’t wait to see where God will take us because life is truly a journey,” says Hawthorne. “He’s my partner and my best friend. Whether we’re fighting demons or accomplishing goals, I’m glad I’ll have him by my side.”
Join us in congratulating Koryn and Hunter on this beautiful chapter of love and partnership!