Brianna Keilar found love again after ending her marriage with her first husband, Dave French.

Though it took some time to move on from a broken relationship, it was worth the while as her path crossed with Fernando Lujan, with whom she would marry and start a family. 

Second Wedding Was a Tribute to Keilar's Late Mother

Keilar and her now-husband Lujan crossed paths in the summer of 2012, at a happy hour near the White House. Over the following years, they bumped into each other multiple times and soon befriended one another. 

As Lujan was single at the time, Keilar tried to set him up with her girlfriends. But he rebuffed all of them. In a surprising turn, Lujan instead asked Keilar out as soon as she got over her marriage. And just like that, the pair had their first date in November 2015.

Her military boyfriend soon planned on proposing to her in June 2016. Unbeknownst to Keilar, her mother, Miriam Allen Keilar, also supported the plan that included an engagement party in California. 

But sadly, the engagement was put on halt as Miriam unexpectedly succumbed to acute leukemia in May 2016.

Meanwhile, Keilar was on her way to Kentucky to cover the 2016 presidential election. But dealing with the situation as best she could, she jetted from California to New Hampshire to Las Vegas to interview Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. 

She later told People that her mother's death was the hardest and the most unexpected thing in 2016. 

To lighten her grief, her partner proposed to her in July 2016 during the Independence Day fireworks. The lovebirds planned to honor her mother's memory by bringing their families much-needed joy and ending the devastating 2016 in the best way possible, by getting married. 

Within six months of engagement, they tied the knot in Las Vegas with 85 guests. They threw a three-day party with welcome drinks and a tour on the first day, a wedding ceremony on the second, and New Year's Eve party on the third. 

Keilar took to Instagram to share about her wedding on January 3, 2017. Sharing that 2016 brought her the greatest personal loss, she stated it was emotional and wonderful to end the year with the immeasurable happiness of marrying her fiancé. 

Their Previous Relationship 

Keilar was previously married to Dave French for six long years. They tied the knot on May 2, 2009, in Sedona, Arizona, and parted ways in 2015. 

Like Keilar, her now-husband Lujan was also in a relationship. While it's not sure if he was married, he has a son named Teddy with his former partner. Teddy lives the CNN's anchor and Lujan now. 

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Keilar's Family Includes Two Kids

Happiness in the Lujan family only increased when Keilar got pregnant in 2018. The California university alum and her husband welcomed their first child, a son Antonio, on June 8, 2018. 

Now, the married couple is parenting their two kids together, including Lujan's son from a previous relationship.

While the Canberra native balances her CNN job and motherhood, her husband balances family and his job in the military. He is an Army Special Forces officer who serves overseas in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands program.