Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells, the
couple who attracted national attention with a homecoming kiss, are
engaged to marry.
Returning home from a six-month
deployment in Afghanistan last year, Morgan was met on the tarmac by
his boyfriend, Wells, an artist.
A photo of Morgan leaping into Wells'
arms for a kiss received thousands of comments and likes after it was
posted on the Gay Marines Facebook page. Most commenters left notes
The response, Morgan said, was
“It's been overwhelming, honestly. I
didn't expect this. We didn't do it for the fame at all.”
“It is a homecoming picture,” he
said. “Gay, straight, lesbian no matter who you are, love is
On Saturday, the pair posted a video in
which Morgan asked Wells to be his husband.
In the 40-second clip, Wells and Morgan
are seen dining in a restaurant as Wells expresses surprise that an
unseen couple is marrying after dating less than a year.
“Well, with that,” Morgan says,
getting up from the table.
“Nooooo,” a surprised Wells says.
On bended knee, Morgan asks, “Dalan
Wells will you do me the honor of spending your life with me?”
Wells immediately agrees and the two
share a hug and kiss. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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