In February 2019, Higgins introduced his IG followers to his new girlfriend, Jessica Clarke with a post, writing, ‘I’ve been selfishly keeping this girl to myself for too long! Hey friends meet @jessclarke_! I successfully slid into her Dm’s a few months ago. I took a risk and I am glad I did.”
Not long after, Higgins told the story of how it all went down during an episode of his podcast with Ashley Iaconetti Haibon, Almost Famous. According to Higgins, Clarke first came on his radar when he was in Nashville for a charity event in August 2018. While looking at the top posts near his location on IG, he spotted Jessica’s photo with her dad from a nearby Nashville Predators hockey game. He was immediately smitten, but apparently, he didn’t work up the courage to shoot his shot until November 2018.
Despite the distance, Higgins and Clarke made their LDR work, and in March 2020, Higgins decided to pop the question. “I was super nervous,” he told Entertainment Tonight about the proposal. “I love her. I was nervous to kind of do this whole thing in front of her. I wasn’t anxious, it’s just a big moment!” When Clarke announced their engagement, she shared a photo of Higgins putting a ring on her hand as they stood in the middle of a gorgeous field. “I don’t remember everything you said, but I know that I said yes,” she captioned the Instagram post. “I woke up in a dream today and I get to live in this dream every day from now on (eeeep).” Here’s to forever and always!