Less than two weeks after 34 same-sex couples were married by Queen Latifah during The Grammys, Bravo’s Andy Cohen officiated the nuptials of two men on last night’s Watch What Happens Live aftershow.
Ricardo and Daniel, partners of nine years, wrote to Cohen asking if he would officiate their wedding — although to the couple, the ceremony is simply making legal what they’ve always known to be true. “We’ve always felt like we were married,” Daniel said. “We’re ready to start a family, so we just kind of wanted to make it official,” Ricardo added.
While this isn’t the first wedding Cohen’s officiated on WWHL, it is the first same-sex coupling as Bravo’s Wedding Contest last October ended with New Jersey couple Matt Spaeth and Kristie Bankes tying the knot on air.
The magnitude of the moment was not lost on anyone — particularly impromptu best man and star of HBO’s Looking Jonathan Groff, who couldn’t hold back the tears during Ricardo and Daniel’s vows.