TJ Lavin weds Roxanne Siordia, two years after BMX accident
MTV "The Challenge" host T.J. Lavin has tied the knot.
Lavin wed fiance Roxanne Siordia in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2, two years after waking up from a coma caused by horrible BMX accident.
The pair got married at Las Vegas City Hall, eight years to the day that they met.
"We always knew we wanted to get married on Nov. 2 because that's when we met," Lavin told People magazine. "I knew I was gonna marry her the second I met her. We thought about doing it at the drive-thru but we couldn't go through with it, so I said I was down for City Hall. Fancy weddings aren't our thing."
The 35-year-old BMX star shared a photo of himself trying to run away from his new wife, with the caption, "Tried to get away but to no avail! @roxannesiordia is now Mrs. Lavin ... I'm a lucky guy!"
Lavin was hospitalized in Las Vegas on October 14, 2010, with brain swelling and a broken wrist, after a BMX stunt went awry at a Dew Tour Event.
Lavin was put into a medically induced 9-day coma at University Medical Center in Las Vegas after his accident. Lavin lost control of his bike on a dirt course while performing a mid-air stunt.
Lavin is a Las Vegas native and began a career in BMX racing during the 90s, competing in the X-Games. He has served as the host of MTV's reality competition show "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" since the 2005-2006 season.
The marriage marks Lavin's first. Siordia has a 13-year-old daughter Raquel, from a previous relationship, who Lavin plans to formally adopt.