Love is love! 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way stars Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio are married. The couple, who is the franchise’s first gay male union, tied the knot and announced their wedding via Instagram on Sunday, May 23.
Kenny, 57, and Armando, 31, said “I do” in a romantic at the Mansarda winery in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Saturday, May 22, according to People.
“Mr. & Mr. Niedermeier-Rubio ❤️,” Armando captioned a beautiful photo of him and the United States native during their ceremony via Instagram.
The couple’s wedding comes after fighting for their right to marry in Armando’s native country of Mexic. After filing a petition to the National Human Rights Commission office in Mexico, they were allowed to legally marry and they announced the exciting news on the season 2 finale of the hit TLC series.
They revealed the process for repealing the denial they originally received had taken longer than they expected because many government offices were closed down in Mexico due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, once businesses were allowed to resume, the couple received the response they had been hoping for via email.
“Regarding your request to get married at the civil registry, your case has been solved,” the letter read, revealing their marriage was approved. They were instructed to bring the letter with them to the registry so they could marry.
“I’m very, very happy,” Kenneth added. “It’s a victory for our relationship to be able to just be able to say love is love and we’re getting married.”
The couple were proud of themselves for fighting for their rights and they couldn’t wait to tie the knot. After receiving the approval letter, they broke the news to Armando’s daughter, Hannah. The little girl jumped up and down for joy and hugged both Armando and Kenny tight in a celebration. “I am happy. We’re going to be a family forever,” Hannah said in her confessional.
Armando told his daughter that when they get married, she’ll have the special role of being their flower girl and she seemed thrilled. “When you get married, Kenny will be my real dad?” Hannah asked sweetly. Armando said yes, and she hugged Kenny in excitement.
“I love that little girl so much,” Kenny said in his confessional, getting emotional. “And she’s very happy to have two daddies. Dos papas. We really want to be the best family possible. Now, it’s just a matter of how long is it still gonna be until we can actually walk down the aisle and say, ‘I do?'”
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