"He gets better with age," Trista tells PEOPLE as the couple celebrate 10 years of marriage
Ten years ago, 26 million viewers tuned in to see Bachelorette Trista Rehn marry firefighter Ryan Sutter.
On Saturday, the couple said ‘I do’ all over again in a more intimate ceremony in their hometown of Vail, Colo.
“It’s an understatement to say I hit the jackpot,” Trista, 41, tells PEOPLE of meeting her husband on the inaugural season of The Bachelorette. “He is such a good person. He gets better with age.”
Cameras captured the vow renewal, which will be featured in the ABC special The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories, on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
“We met in a fantastical way, but we live a normal life,” says Trista. “It’s what we did with our relationship afterward that matters most and was able to get us to the 10-year mark.”
In fact, the events that have unfolded in the past 10 years, including the arrival of the couple’s two children – son Max, 6½, and daughter Blakesley, 4½ – inspired Trista’s book, Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart.
“It’s hard to articulate how lucky I feel to have her in my life,” says the soft-spoken Ryan, 39. “All it takes is a second for me to imagine how my life would be without her in it. It would be terrible.”