Out Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Proposes To His Boyfriend On Facebook


Orlando Cruz, who came out as the first openly gay boxer in October 2012, is engaged. According to RYOT News, he posted a public video to his facebook account proposing to his boyfriend, Jose Manuel:

Said Cruz in Spanish, “Through the ups and downs we’ve had, you’ve always been there for your number, as one says. I’m
a little bit nervous, but that aside, I want to tell you and share with
your friends and my friends that if you want to marry me? 

“I want you to be part of my life and me part of your life, and it’s
what I want to do most, is to do this. It is an important step in my
life, a step that I think we have thought out and I want to do. I want
to share my life with you and want to be with you always, and support
you 100 percent, and you support me 100 percent. I like you a lot, I
love you and I look forward to your answer.”

It didn't take long for Manuel to respond:

Within the hour, Cruz had a response. In a 44-second video also posted to Facebook, Jose Manuel responds with a teary “yes.”

“I want to tell you, yes, I do accept and would like to marry you,
because I love you,” he begins. “I’m a bit emotional. I didn’t expect
(pause) to find your proposal (giggle) posted to Facebook,” he says

Both Cruz's and Manuel's videos have since been taken down from Facebook. Congratulations to the happy couple!

(Photo via Facebook)