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Christian Model Lauren Scruggs Marries E! Host Jason Kennedy 3 Years After Plane Propeller Accident; 'God Has Blessed Me'

Christian Model Lauren Scruggs Marries E! Host Jason Kennedy 3 Years After Plane Propeller Accident; 'God Has Blessed Me'

Lauren Scruggs, 24, appears in an "I Am Second" film with her new prosthetic eye and hand. She has written a memoir "Still Lilo" to share her story of faith and recovery following a horrific airplane propeller accident on Dec. 3, 2011. | (Photo: I Am Second via The Christian Post)

Christian model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs married E! News co-host Jason Kennedy in an intimate ceremony on Friday.

The couple, who got engaged in May after eight months of dating, tied the knot at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Scruggs' home state of Texas. The ceremony, which attracted the likes of "Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford and Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo among others, was officiated by The Village Church's Pastor Matt Chandler and The City Church's Pastor Judah Smith.


"Jason has completely changed my life, and I could not be more thankful for who he is and how he loves me. I can't wait to spend forever with him," Scruggs, 26, told People magazine with Kennedy, 33, adding "God has blessed me with somebody I've been waiting for my whole life. Lauren changed everything for me and I can't believe I get to spend the rest of my life with her."

The bride, who walked down the aisle accompanied by her father, wore a custom Romona Keveza gown and the groom wore a Tom Ford suit.

The ceremony comes nearly three years to the date of Scruggs' near-fatal plane propeller accident. The former "Gossip Girl" employee's story touched the nation after it was revealed that she accidentally walked into a spinning plane propeller after viewing Christmas lights with a friend back in 2011.

Scruggs lost her left eye and hand in the accident, however, her faith in God ultimately pulled her through the ordeal and she was able to find happiness with Kennedy.

"Spiritually, I've just learned to live by faith and not by sight,'' Scruggs previously told "Today's" Savannah Guthrie in London. "Even though I've lost my left eye, I've just realized that the Lord has a strong purpose in it, and I need to use that.''

Her parents, Jeff and Cheryl, regularly praised God for their daughter's recovery in various posts on her personal blog after the accident. Scruggs herself believes that the accident was simply a part of God's plan for her life journey.

"I'm feeling good ... Emotionally, days are hard sometimes, just accepting the loss of my eye and hand, but it just gets better and I realize God's in control of my life and there's a purpose to this story," she said.