- Cheval, formerly known as Hayley Paige, has been engaged to Conrad Louis since 2019.
- She told Insider they have put the wedding on hold in part because of her legal issues with JLM Couture.
- JLM, Hayley Paige Bridal’s parent company, sued them over their use of the Hayley Paige trademark.
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Cheval, the bridal designer formerly known as Hayley Paige, told Insider there is “no wedding in sight” for her and her longtime fiancé.
Cheval has been engaged to Conrad Louis Cleven, who goes by Conrad Louis, since 2019.
Speaking to Insider ahead of the announcement of her new name, Cheval told Insider their wedding is on hold indefinitely, although she and Louis are closer than ever.
“We’ve just kind of had that conversation that we are going to table it for now and make sure that we do it when the time is right for us,” Cheval said of a wedding.
Cheval went on to say that the wedding is on hold in part because of their ongoing legal issues with JLM Couture, the parent company of Hayley Paige Bridal.
Cheval is in the midst of a legal battle with JLM Couture.
JLM was granted a preliminary injunction against Cheval in March 2021 as a result of her use of the @misshayleypaige social-media accounts. The injunction prevents her from using Hayley Paige, a trademark owned by the company, in any public setting. A judge denied Cheval’s request to dissolve the preliminary injunction and issued a separate order modifying it on July 25.
According to the court order reviewed by Insider, Cheval is now allowed to work in the bridal industry or any other industry that competes with JLM since the employment agreement expired.
But according to the same court order, she cannot be “identified” as a designer or use her identity to promote the sales of a business in competition with JLM Couture until August 1, 2027, based on a noncompete clause in the employment agreement.
JLM also sued Louis in May 2021 in an amendement to its original case against Cheval. In JLM’s first amended complaint that Insider was able to review, the company alleged Louis helped Cheval breach her contract with JLM by facilitating the use of her name by companies like Optimum Nutrition, Inc. without JLM’s consent.
In addition, the complaint said that Louis “allowed Gutman to receive payments through his contract” with Optimum in an attempt to do business behind JLM’s back.
A representative for Cheval denied the allegations in JLM’s complaint at the time it was filed in a statement provided to Insider. Since Cheval’s request to dissolve the preliminary injunction was denied, JLM’s lawsuit against Louis is still ongoing as well.
Cheval told Insider she and Louis want to do the wedding when they “feel the most authentic in the sense of we’re both showing up as ourselves and that we have the abilities to do what we want to do with it,” which she said could include her having the ability to design her own wedding dress.
“In the interim, we are just living life together in such a way that is continually inspiring for me, because I feel like he has just always had my back,” Cheval said of her relationship with Louis. “He’s the most optimistic person I’ve ever met in my whole life. And that’s what I’ve needed.”
“He is a Godwink for me because I don’t know how else I would’ve gotten through this time without someone like him and exactly him. So no wedding in sight,” she said.
“From the minute I met him, I just felt like I finally had somebody by my side and in my corner endlessly,” she said of her fiancé. “I feel so lucky that we don’t have this pressure and this feeling of ‘we’ve gotta get married’ like a lot of couples do because of family members or because of other things.”