Selling Sunset fans met Romain Bonnet at the very beginning. He showed up by Mary Fitzgerald Bonnet’s side in season one, episode one—and has supported her ever since. On season 7, the couple’s bond grew even stronger as they shared in the joy of their first pregnancy and, later, the devastation of a miscarriage together.

And while longtime fans of the hit reality show are certainly familiar with Romain’s TV personality and contractor connection to the Oppenheim Group, it’s totally understandable to wonder about who he was before Selling Sunset and what he’s like off-screen. Here’s everything to know about Mary’s husband Romain:

Romain is French.

That oh-so-sexy accent isn’t a fake. He’s from France, and ICYDK, his family flew all the way to Los Angeles for Romain and Mary’s wedding. (No wonder it was stressful planning.) Mary says that his English vocab is superb and way better than her French.

He originally moved to LA for modeling.

According to Romain’s Instagram bio, he’s signed to Wilhelmina Models. His modeling career brought him to the Hollywood area, and it’s how he connected with Mary. “Romain flew out to look at some homes in the area, and I was his agent! We hit it off from there. His modeling agency encouraged him to relocate because of all the bookings in the LA area,” Mary tells Women’s Health. “He models as much as he can.”

Romain is a former pastry chef.

There’s no evidence of cooking or baking anything on his Instagram, though, so it appears like he’s permanently traded in kitchen gadgets for contractor tools. “He hasn’t worked as a chef for a few years now,” Mary says.

He’s younger than Mary.

There’s a 12-year age gap between the couple, and while fans may remember some of the difficult discussions surrounding this topic, they’ve clearly overcome those obstacles and are making it work.

Romain and Mary technically got married in 2018.

Remember that televised proposal and wedding? Well, apparently, Romain and Mary were already married when Selling Sunset season one started filming. The couple initially tied the knot on March 9, 2018, at the Ventura Courthouse, according to a marriage license and certificate obtained by TMZ.

“Mary and Romain had a civil union a couple of months before the show began filming in June of 2018, but they chose not to tell any of their friends or family, as they were still trying to see if their relationship would work out in the long term,” the couple’s rep told Us Weekly. “In their minds, they weren’t properly married until the wedding that was filmed during the show.”

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Now, Romain’s part of The Oppenheim Group team.

He’s not a new agent—he’s the Oppenheim brother’s trusted contractor. “He does construction,” Mary tells Women’s Health. “He’s [alos] a project manager for a bunch of our listings, a lot of people don’t know that. So he’s been working on all of our projects.”

“He’s a great leader and an incredibly hard worker. Since the market has been crazy, he has been slammed with jobs as a project manager,” Mary adds. Most recently, in season 7, Jason and Brett hired Romain as the contractor for their new O Group office.

And because Romain works with the Oppenheim Group (as well as being a season one OG), he’s the only spouse who is attending the Selling Sunset season 7 reunion.

Romain and Mary are renovating a house together.

The couple have shared a few updates on their home renovation project with their Instagram audience, and honestly, it’s stunning.

He has an eye-catching tattoo.

The ink on Romain’s chest is front and center on his many, many shirtless snaps on Instagram. If you can pull your gaze away from his six-pack, you’ll notice the script reads: “Impossible is nothing.”

Romain snowboards.

He’s only shared proof of his snowy pastime once on the ‘gram, but he looks pretty darn smooth carving down the mountain.

Romain will send a personal video shoutout for $250.

If the current episodes of Selling Sunset aren’t enough, Romain is available on Cameo. He’s offering up personal videos for $250 each, and there are multiple types to choose from: Birthday, Pep Talk, Roast, Advice, Question, or Other. Btw, he has a 4.94 rating on the platform, so it seems like people are pretty darn happy with his video messages!

Jennifer Nied is the fitness editor at Women’s Health and has more than 10 years of experience in health and wellness journalism. She’s always out exploring—sweat-testing workouts and gear, hiking, snowboarding, running, and more—with her husband, daughter, and dog.