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:

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Yvonne S. Marquez is a lesbian journalist and former Autostraddle senior editor living in Dallas, TX. She writes about social justice, politics, activism and other things dear to her queer Latina heart. Yvonne was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter. Read more of her work at yvonnesmarquez.com.

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  1. I wish the both of you, many years of love and happiness.Never forget to tell each other you love them. And never stop listening to each other.

  2. This is lovely but aren’t they kind of stealing the spotlight doing it right after two different countries have their game?

  3. My left eye has been tearing up for no reason all morning, and now I have the right eye to match! Ahhhhhhhh! I LOVE PEOPLE IN LOVE.

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