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Couple gets engaged on stage at Mariah concert

Wed 14 Oct 2009 In: International News View at Wayback

Singer Mariah Carey invited two of her gay fans on stage in Las Vegas recently for a romantic proposal. Butterflies: Mariah shares the spotlight while her gay fans get engaged Carey handed Maurie Sherman the mike so he could explain that his boyfriend Matthew had promised to marry him three years ago if he introduced him to Mariah Carey. Getting down on one knee, Sherman then popped the question - and his beloved said 'yes'. The couple then shared champagne with Carey, who gave them hugs as the audience cheered. "I worked as hard as I can to make it happen," explained an elated Sherman later."Everyone loved the idea. But no one made promises. "I did not find out until five minutes before the concert started. Her security came over and talked to me. 'I think we are going to do this. And, I think it will be during the show on stage!'" While gay marriage is not legal in Nevada, the couple live in Toronto, so will marry there.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 14th October 2009 - 10:52am

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