Oh My God This Lesbian Rugby Proposal at the Rio Olympics

Twenty-five-year-old Brazilian rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo is the first athlete to receive a marriage proposal at the Rio Olympic Games. Her girlfriend of two years proposed to her in front of her team.

After the crowds dispersed following the first women’s rugby sevens final in Olympic history, 28-year-old Marjorie Enya, a manager at the Deodoro Stadium and Cerullo’s girlfriend, entered the pitch and asked Cerullo to marry her. Enya gave an emotional speech before the couple embraced in front of a crowd.

BBC Sport reports:

“As soon as I knew she was in the squad I thought I have to make this special,” Enya told BBC Sport.

“I know rugby people are amazing and they would embrace it.”

Enya said she had not been nervous about popping the question so publicly to her partner of two years, insisting: “She is the love of my life.”

The couple lives in Sao Paul. Cerullo, who grew up in North Carolina and has dual US citizenship, moved to Brazil to focus on making the team for the Olympics. Brazil’s rugby sevens team finished ninth in the inaugural tournament.

Watch the adorable moment below:

Yvonne S. Marquez is a lesbian journalist and Autostraddle senior editor living in Dallas, TX. She writes about social justice, politics, activism and other things dear to her heart like Selena and tacos. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and has since written and edited lots of gay stuff for the internet. Yvonne calls the borderlands home, strongly identifies with her Scorpio moon sign, and really hopes to crush the patriarchy soon. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter.

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