Coach Beard Is Getting Married! “Ted Lasso” Actor Brendan Hunt Is Engaged to Shannon Nelson
Coach Beard is getting married! On June 29, “Ted Lasso” actor Brendan Hunt announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Shannon Nelson, in a post on Instagram. According to his caption, Hunt captured the exact moment Nelson, who also appeared in one episode of “Ted Lasso” as Ms. Ledbetter, said yes. The blurry photo features a closeup of a smiling Nelson showing off her ring. “The majestic @snoopshann, so rarely photographed in her natural habitat, captured here in the act of saying ‘yes,” Hunt wrote.
Nelson shared her excitement on her own Instagram. In addition to sharing the same photo Hunt shared, she also posted a close-up snap of herself with her new fiancé. “We are a family,” she wrote. “A beautiful wonderful family and will be for always. Some folks have assumed we had already done this, but truth be told we had other priorities in becoming a family. Now it feels right. I get to marry this beautiful man. I get to call him my husband and to be his wife and I am the luckiest.”
The couple’s famous friends were quick to fill the comment sections on their posts with well wishes. Fellow “Ted Lasso” star Phil Dunster wrote, “YAHTZEEEEEE,” while Jeremy Swift, who plays Higgins, added, “What the!! Amaaaazing! Congratulations!!! (bursts into tears and runs off).” Another “Ted Lasso” alum, Moe Jeudy-Lamour, commented, “Omg omg omg omg omg omg.”
Nelson and Hunt have kept their relationship private for the most part, so it’s unclear how long they’ve been together. However, the couple share a 2-year-old son, Sean Theodore Nelson Hunt. Their little one frequently pops up in adorable photos on their Instagram grids.
After the third and potentially final season finale of “Ted Lasso” aired, Nelson posted a carousel of photos featuring her son on the show’s set, alongside a heartfelt message about her her family’s experience with the Apple TV+ comedy. “Our family is so grateful for every part of this Ted Lasso adventure,” she wrote. “To say dreams came true during the course of this show is a gross understatement. Lasso Baby #2 will always know a world with Ted and his friends in it and that is a fine, fine thing.”