Thursday, August 15, 2013

Orlando Cruz Is Getting Married

It was big news last fall, and good news, too, when boxer Orlando Cruz came out as a gay man, and thus becoming the first openly gay male professional boxer.

And now there’s better news: Orlando Cruz has proposed to his longtime boyfriend José Manuel in a video posted to his Facebook page:
I wanted to tell you how much I need you and how much I miss you. I know you are a person that means a lot to me and that supports my career and respects it which is very important, but above all you are always there giving me that push that I need. Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship. I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours.
And, because this is the age of social media, José Manuel responded with his own Facebook video:
I want to say yes. I accept marrying you because I love you and adore you. Yes, I do want to marry you because I love you, I love you, I love you very much. We will keep going forward and you will see how happy we will be. I love you papi from my heart.

Congratulations to the happy, and handsome, couple!


anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ! another cute and happy couple!

the dogs' mother said...

While happy for them I'm still not ready for Facebook proposals. (oh, no! I sound like my grandmother!!)