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My wife, Chelsea, and I have been in love since we were 17. Ironically enough, when we first met each other we HATED one another. Until we got paired together for a class project in high school, and literally two weeks after that I told her I loved her. Seven years later, on April 4, 2015 we FINALLY got married. We truly believe that there is that one person in life that you just get. You don’t have to learn about them to decide if they’re “the one”. You simply know it from day one. We have so many strikes against us: we’re young; I’m black and she’s white; my parents are religious and don’t believe in gay marriage; etc. But I refuse to believe in all the reasons it won’t work, and believe in the one reason that it will – because we love each other whole-heartedly. I am at my most complete with Chelsea in my life.
Whether you’re gay or not, we believe there is something in our story for everyone, whether you’ve dealt with long distance, breakups, infidelity, we’ve experienced it all and here we are today, standing taller than ever before!
Watch below to see how they overcame: