Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico reveal they secretly got married
A pair of international pageant winners show that love knows no boundaries.
Miss Argentina 2020, Mariana Varela, 26, and Miss Puerto Rico 2020, Fabiola Valenti, 22, wrote: Instagram: that they married on October 28 after keeping their relationship out of the public eye.
“After deciding to keep our relationship a secret, we opened the doors on a special day. 28/10/22,” the couple wrote in a joint message on their two Instagram pages.
TODAY reached out to the couple for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
The attached 30-second video shows candid moments between the two on the beach and on a boat ride. The video also includes scenes from their engagement, complete with rose petals, red and white balloons, and gold and silver “Marry Me?” balloons. in the background as they share a kiss.
Valentine is then seen putting an engagement ring on Varela. They later display similar diamond rings after the wedding.
The final scene shows Valentin wearing a white blazer dress and Varela wearing a white jacket as they kiss in front of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The couple had published joint photos in recent years, but had not shared that they were dating.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Puerto Rico in 2015, when it was legalized in the United States by a Supreme Court decision. Argentina legalized it in 2010.
In 2020, the couple represented their countries in the Miss Grand International pageant, whose organizers congratulated them on their marriage.
“Congratulations to both of you,” the organization wrote Instagram:. “Congratulations to both of you. MGIO always supports LOVE without borders ❤️”.
They also received support from fans and fellow pageants like Samantha Bernardo, Miss Grand Philippines 2021.
“Omg! Congratulations sisters! Lovelovelove! ❤️😍,” commented Bernardo on Instagram.
This article was originally published TODAY.com
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