Miss Argentina & Miss Puerto Rico announce their marriage with heartwarming video
Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin have announced their marriage. Varela, 26, was crowned Miss Argentina 2020 and Valentin, 22, Miss Puerto Rico 2020.
The couple posted that they had tied the knot in a recent joint Instagram post featuring photos and video clips of their relationship. “After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to it on a special day. 28/10/22,” the post’s caption reads.
One clip appears to be of the moment the couple got engaged, with “Marry Me?” spelled out in gold and silver balloons as Valentin slips a ring on Varela’s finger. Another shows the pair wearing white on the steps in front of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan where they were reportedly married.
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According to The New York Post, Varela and Valentin met while competing in the 2020 Miss Grand International pageant, where they were both among the top 10 finalists. They’ve posted frequently about their close friendship, but as they noted in their post had chosen to keep their romantic relationship private until now.
A post on the official Miss Grand International Instagram account congratulated the couple on their union.
“Congratulations to both of you,” the organization captioned the post, which featured a photo of the couple together as well as from their appearance in the pageant. “MGIO always support ‘LOVE’ without boundaries.”