Todd Bridges Has a Wedding! Inside the Beverly Hills Wedding of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star
Todd Bridges married designer Bettijo B. Hirschi in front of 70 friends and family at the Greystone Mansion & Gardens in Beverly Hills, California, PEOPLE confirms
Bridges, who divorced his first wife Dori in 2012, met his new wife in March through a mutual acquaintance. (Bridges has two children with Dori: Spencir, 24, and Bo, 25, and will now be a stepfather to Hirschi’s four children.)
“We met through a long-time friend of mine named Mandy,” Bridges explains. “I was intended to match her up with someone else, but that didn’t work out. When I first met her, I thought to myself, ‘I’m not going to hook her up with anyone else.’ ‘I want her all to myself.'”
When it came time to propose, Bridges tells PEOPLE that he decided the perfect place to pop the question was by the ocean.
“I’d just all of a sudden decided that I wanted to get married to her and I proposed to her. It was a really nice day, it was really good weather, and she loved going to the beach,” he shares. “So we were on the beach and I decided to propose to her. I got down on one knee and did what I was supposed to do.”
The newlyweds are now returning to the beach for their honeymoon, as they plan to vacation together in Hawaii.