British-Filipino actress Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil, more popularly known as Rachel Grant, has recently married Stephen Hersh, a luggage brand chief executive.
The couple met in 2012 when the Shark Tank’s “Luggage King” booked the actress for a hosting gig.
A couple of working events, travels around the world together, and a viral video later, they married at the rooftop of Mamilla Hotel in Israel—dubbed “the world’s holiest five-star hotel.”
Grant is known for her role as Peaceful Fountains of Desire in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day and as host of the travel show Tour Group on Bravo.
Aside from her affiliation with the entertainment industry, she is related to the British Royal family through her grandfather, 11th Baron Raymond De Longueuil, second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. Her father, Michael Grant, is the current Baron.
Hersh meanwhile, is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and chief executive officer of Biaggi, a brand of innovative travel bags with award-winning patents.
He appeared on the 11th episode of the sixth season of ABC’s Shark Tank, where he successfully landed a deal with celebrity entrepreneur Lori Greiner.
Since then, the “Luggage King” has guest-starred in television shows and featured in several magazines and websites.
The couple’s love of traveling gave birth to the viral video “How to Pack Over 100 Items in One Carry-On” featuring Grant, which caught the attention of Oprah herself. The impressive packing video, earned the actress the moniker “Packing Queen.”
The 42-year-old actress’ packing videos were instant hits, so much so that she has shared tips on the Rachel Ray show, Bravo, Hallmark’s Home and Family, and Good Morning America.
Aside from their love of traveling and producing web videos, Grant and Hersh also spend time doing charitable projects related to childhood education.
According to Grant, Hersh is a key donor to the Padua Charitable Fund school/typhoon shelter for typhoon victims in Bani, Pangasinan. Biaggi donated 200 backpacks to the children in the village.
Their wedding last year was a special adventure for the couple and their families. They took their guests on a 10-day wedding trip through the Holy Land, which started in Jerusalem and ended in Tel Aviv.
“I remember my late grandparents Nellie Balangue Padua and Ceferino Padua whose lifelong ambition was to visit the Holy Land. I hope by bringing their beloved family together here for the first time, I have, in so many ways, fulfilled their dream,” shared Grant.
The journey started with the excursion under the biblical landmark of Mount Sodom, the Tower of David in a night spectacle, and a tour through Jerusalem’s ancient Hasmonean Aqueduct at the City of David. They also visited the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi Reserve, hiked up Mount Masada, went up the Western Wall, and checked out Middle East’s largest Filipino market.
“I’m marrying a guy with a lot of baggage,” Grant said in jest. “I feel so blessed to marry such a wonderful man and have the opportunity to treat our guests to such a spiritual tour of Israel.”
During the ceremony, Grant wore a dress by top Israeli designer Dany Mizrachi.
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