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Cubs Player Kris Bryant Talks About His Upcoming Wedding and Nearly-Fulfilled Registry

Kris Bryant CubsCLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs and Jessica Delp celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This will be one particularly eventful wedding. After winning the World Series last week, Chicago Cubs player Kris Bryant joined Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres in separate appearances on Monday, November 7.

The third baseman, 24, emerged as one of the team’s heartthrobs during the playoffs—but his heart already belongs to another lucky lady, his fiancee, Jessica Delp. While on Kimmel, Bryant discussed their upcoming wedding plans and how most of their registry items have already been fulfilled.

“I hope [pitcher] Travis Wood shows up with a shirt on,” the groom said of his future nuptials. “Anthony Rizzo’s actually going to be in the wedding, which is cool. He’s one of my really good friends. So it’ll be fun.”

Like Cleveland Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt, Bryant has also been on the receiving end of gratitude from adoring fans. The Cubs player said random fans have sourced his registries and sent gifts.

“I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond with the little thing [a scanner] and was shooting the barcode,” the athlete explained.

DeGeneres, meanwhile, handed Bryant a team logo-emblazoned tuxedo when he stopped by her show. “I have a wedding gift for you,” the television personality teased on Tuesday. “I hope you wear it to your wedding.”

Bryant proposed to his high school sweetheart in December 2015, and the couple subsequently staged their engagement photos inside Wrigley Field.

The future bride proudly joined her fiance last week at the World Series parade, where 5 million people cheered on the 2016 champions following the team’s historic win.

Bryant and Delp will marry in early 2017. Watch his appearances above!

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.