The TV host and producer shares exclusive details on how he found love during the pandemic, his proposal to Dr Wellinthon García and details of their upcoming destination wedding
NEW YORK, April 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Knot, an authority on wedding planning, advice and products, today unveils the Summer 2022 issue of The Knot Magazine, featuring TV host and producer Ross Mathews featured. Mathews reflects on finding love during the pandemic, dealing with personal loss, and planning a wedding with purpose alongside her fiancé Dr. Wellinthon García.
“Since day one, The Knot has been committed to representing the diversity of love in this world across our pages, on our site, on social media, and through our incredible community of sellers,” said Esther Lee, deputy editor of The Knot. “Ross Mathews and Dr. Wellinthon García were the perfect couple to headline our Summer 2022 issue for so many reasons. Not only are they advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, but they’ve built a great relationship of trust amid of the pandemic.”
The cover of Knot Magazine’s summer issue was revealed today on The Drew Barrymore Show, where Mathews is a co-host. Mathews and García both appear in the cover story, discussing how they maintained a healthy relationship despite meeting just before the pandemic; how their shared experiences – both positive and empowering – formed the basis of their partnership; and the importance of sharing their story.
“We don’t need more attention. Wellinthon isn’t looking for it – he’s an educator. But we purposely chose to talk about our marriage because we didn’t have that example growing up. We know there will be kids out there who watch this and see it as perfectly wonderful. Shit normal! Wonderful. And they can’t wait to get their person back. That’s the point,” Mathews told The Knot.
Mathews has also teamed up with The Knot to create a playlist of upbeat love songs that couples can use as inspiration for their weddings. Ross Mathews: Pumped Up Wedding Playlist, is available on The Knot’s Spotify profile.
Additionally, The Knot continues to provide couples with content on relationships, finances and mental health through The Knot Wellness, which recently expanded by partnering with leading experts who share advice and guidance. . Knot Magazine’s summer issue includes in-depth articles on relationship challenges from Gottman Institute-trained specialists and “well-being when planning” advice from the team of the most influential weddings from The Knot. Knot Wellness contributors include:
Alyssa “Lia” Mancaoa licensed psychotherapist with a decade of experience working with individuals and families.
Dasha Kennedy, also known as “The Broke Black Girl”, an expert in helping women manage finances in marriages and relationships.
Jeff Gunther, a licensed professional counselor who has made a splash on TikTok, where he shares tips on a range of topics related to mental and relationship wellbeing.
Eve Rodsky, The New York Times bestselling author of Fair play and Find your Unicorn spaceHarvard-educated organizational management expert.
Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of The Points Guy, a leading digital resource for all things points, loyalty programs, credit cards, miles and travel.
Sallie KrawcheckCEO and co-founder of Ellevest, the first financial services company for women, and former powerhouse of Wall Street.
Kathleen SprainFinancial Advisor to the Stars and Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley.
Additional features in The Knot Summer 2022 issue include “By the Numbers”, fashion advice based on your enneagram; “The Knot Ultimate Guest Guide”, everything you need to be an A+ wedding guest; “Find Your Passion”, itineraries for an action-packed honeymoon. Plus, the issue includes “My Path to the Altar with T1D,” a personal essay on planning a wedding with type 1 diabetes; “Real Weddings,” unique, real-life celebrations to inspire every couple; “Solemates,” everything you need to know about designing custom wedding shoes and “Going Pro”, expert details on popular professional skin care.
The Knot Magazine Summer 2022 issue hits newsstands April 26, 2022. For more information about The Knot Wellness and its contributors, visit www.theknot.com/wellness.
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