One of the most common ways people meet their spouse is at work, and it happens no matter what your job is, even if you are a beauty queen. That was proven last week when Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico tied the knot.
The pair, 26-year-old Mariana Varela from Argentina and 22-year-old Fabiola Valentin from Puerto Rico, have actually been in a relationship since 2020, but they kept their status private and got hitched in secret. However, they announced their nuptials to the world with a sweet Instagram video that showed some of their travels together as their romance blossomed. The video, which was shared on both of their Instagrams, was captioned, "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we open the doors for you on a special day."
Towards the end of the video, gold balloons that say "Marry Me?" are shown, followed by shots of similar silver, diamond engagement rings on fingers. The footage ends with the newlyweds kissing outside of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they got married last Friday.
The two met in 2020 at the Miss Grand International competition, where they represented their countries and where both made it to the top ten. Since then, they've gushed about their friendship on social media, but never revealed that they were more than just friends. On Mariana's birthday, Fabiola wrote, "Thank you for making me part of your life and accomplice of your happiness. You are a priceless treasure and I hope to keep our friendship forever."
Thousands of fans have expressed their excitement over the union - so many that Mariana commented, "Thanks for all the love! We are very happy and blessed. I wish you that the love you are giving us is multiplied! Endless thanks!