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27 Coming Out Couple Glow-Ups That'll Give You All The Feels

"I went from unhappy and hurting to being blissful with the love of my life."

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us their coming out couple glow-up. Here are just some of the heartwarming submissions:

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—gabbiehurrellwills

2.

"Left: picture with a girl I liked during freshman year in college. Right: picture with the guy I'm going to marry." —giancarloangelor
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"Left: picture with a girl I liked during freshman year in college. Right: picture with the guy I'm going to marry." —giancarloangelor

3.

"I'll leave the guys to the guys and keep my girl." —Jhaneice Johnson, Facebook
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"I'll leave the guys to the guys and keep my girl." —Jhaneice Johnson, Facebook

4.

"My junior high 'boyfriend' and I were two awkward little ducklings who glowed TF up. Seventeen years later, I’ve got a wife, he’s got a partner, and we’re all better for it!" —becku
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"My junior high 'boyfriend' and I were two awkward little ducklings who glowed TF up. Seventeen years later, I’ve got a wife, he’s got a partner, and we’re all better for it!" —becku

5.

"I dated guys for my entire 26 years of existence. I thought mediocre happiness was my reality — until I met this one girl, about seven months ago, who completely swept me off of my feet, and my world will never be the same! ❤️" —jennifert46d2833b6
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"I dated guys for my entire 26 years of existence. I thought mediocre happiness was my reality — until I met this one girl, about seven months ago, who completely swept me off of my feet, and my world will never be the same! ❤️" —jennifert46d2833b6

6.

"It's hard to tell which smile screams, “I’m gay,” I know." —alisonwisneski
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"It's hard to tell which smile screams, “I’m gay,” I know." —alisonwisneski

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"From high school to college, thank goodness for the glow-up!" —jennyj43c4fe0e4
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"From high school to college, thank goodness for the glow-up!" —jennyj43c4fe0e4

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"The only guy I ever dated (who ended up being my best friend for many years) and an insecure and closeted version of myself vs. my hopefully-forever girlfriend and a self-confident me." —giorgiag2
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"The only guy I ever dated (who ended up being my best friend for many years) and an insecure and closeted version of myself vs. my hopefully-forever girlfriend and a self-confident me." —giorgiag2

9.

"2008 to 2017." —magsaloo
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"2008 to 2017." —magsaloo

10.

"From 16 to 21, my last boyfriend and my now fiancée." —magsaloo
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"From 16 to 21, my last boyfriend and my now fiancée." —magsaloo

11.

"The left image is me in 2009 attending high school prom with my then-boyfriend. The right is me in 2015 attending my wedding with my wife. I'd say the glow-up is pretty real and very strong since I went from small fem to big butch." —britneyw47152e52c
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"The left image is me in 2009 attending high school prom with my then-boyfriend. The right is me in 2015 attending my wedding with my wife. I'd say the glow-up is pretty real and very strong since I went from small fem to big butch." —britneyw47152e52c

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"Me circa 2015 vs. me this past fall. I went from unhappy and hurting to being blissful with the love of my life." —sarah479485b44
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"Me circa 2015 vs. me this past fall. I went from unhappy and hurting to being blissful with the love of my life." —sarah479485b44

13.

"Back in high school, I totally tried to date boys...but here we are today! This is a photo of me proposing to my fiancée!" ❤️ —annes4504b801b
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"Back in high school, I totally tried to date boys...but here we are today! This is a photo of me proposing to my fiancée!" ❤️ —annes4504b801b

14.

—Jon-Michael Poff, BuzzFeed
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—Jon-Michael Poff, BuzzFeed

15.

"Left: my senior prom, in 2014, with my best friend from high school, pre-coming out. I'm smiling but was miserable in that dress and makeup. Right: my girlfriend's semi-formal, in 2017, post-coming out. We've been dating for almost 10 months, and it's the happiest I've ever been!" —ebank14
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"Left: my senior prom, in 2014, with my best friend from high school, pre-coming out. I'm smiling but was miserable in that dress and makeup. Right: my girlfriend's semi-formal, in 2017, post-coming out. We've been dating for almost 10 months, and it's the happiest I've ever been!" —ebank14

16.

—dezc2

17.

"High school freshman me vs. college freshman me. I decided to be just friends with this guy — and fell madly in love with this girl! She taught me that it is more than okay to own my sexuality, and she held my hand through my journey of self-acceptance. We are in our second year of dating and couldn’t be happier!" —sophiekibi
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"High school freshman me vs. college freshman me. I decided to be just friends with this guy — and fell madly in love with this girl! She taught me that it is more than okay to own my sexuality, and she held my hand through my journey of self-acceptance. We are in our second year of dating and couldn’t be happier!" —sophiekibi

18.

"I couldn’t figure out why I was so bad at having boyfriends. Turns out I was looking in all the wrong places." —laurenc42f6bf37f
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"I couldn’t figure out why I was so bad at having boyfriends. Turns out I was looking in all the wrong places." —laurenc42f6bf37f

19.

"On the left was my first high school boyfriend, circa 2008, and on the right is my amazing girlfriend. 😊 I'm ridiculously in love with her!" —emilycmorgan
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"On the left was my first high school boyfriend, circa 2008, and on the right is my amazing girlfriend. 😊 I'm ridiculously in love with her!" —emilycmorgan

20.

"2011 to 2018. Thriving." —annieo4fea491aa
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"2011 to 2018. Thriving." —annieo4fea491aa

21.

"I deleted most of the pics of my ex-boyfriends, but this sums up my relationships with them: awkward where neither of us are super happy. And then there’s me and my girlfriend of nearly two years, so much in love and always ecstatic to be together!" —victoriaz4a8b03a00
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"I deleted most of the pics of my ex-boyfriends, but this sums up my relationships with them: awkward where neither of us are super happy. And then there’s me and my girlfriend of nearly two years, so much in love and always ecstatic to be together!" —victoriaz4a8b03a00

22.

"It gets better, and gayer." —mollyrb
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"It gets better, and gayer." —mollyrb

23.

"He was nice and all, but my girlfriend is beyond words." —morganc20
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"He was nice and all, but my girlfriend is beyond words." —morganc20

24.

"My high school boyfriend and I on the left, and my wife and I announcing our pregnancy on the right!" —anikkam2
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"My high school boyfriend and I on the left, and my wife and I announcing our pregnancy on the right!" —anikkam2

25.

"16 to 21. I'm currently engaged to my beautiful fiancée and can’t wait to call her my wife. ❤️" —magsaloo
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"16 to 21. I'm currently engaged to my beautiful fiancée and can’t wait to call her my wife. ❤️" —magsaloo

26.

"High school ➡️ college. I’m finally myself, and I’ve never been happier." —whitneyr47620d2fa
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"High school ➡️ college. I’m finally myself, and I’ve never been happier." —whitneyr47620d2fa

27.

"Freshman in high school (2009) vs. senior in college (2017). My fiancée has been the love of my life for six wonderful years, and coming out was the best decision I ever made! ❤️" —clarak49794a419
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"Freshman in high school (2009) vs. senior in college (2017). My fiancée has been the love of my life for six wonderful years, and coming out was the best decision I ever made! ❤️" —clarak49794a419

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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