YouTubers Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams are officially engaged.
The couple shared pictures of Dawson proposing to Adams on their social media accounts on Tuesday (March 19).
“We’re engaged!! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you❤️ I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life!!” Adams wrote, showing off the ring.
“HE SAID YES!!!!!! :,)))))” Dawson tweeted, sharing pictures of the proposal on Twitter. Adams replied: “I CAN’T BREATHE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.”
Ahead of the proposal Dawson celebrated the couple’s third anniversary, trying on a shirt he wore on their first date, which had since got tighter. “Happy Thickaversary!” he wrote.
“THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE.”
— Shane Dawson
The couple were warmly congratulated by fellow YouTubers and fans.
“CONGRATULATIONS OMFG” YouTuber and make-up artist James Charles reacted.
“YT Royal Wedding coming soon! Grats guys” YouTuber and actor Ian Hecox wrote.
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Dawson thanked the well-wishers in a subsequent message: “THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE AHHHHHHHHH!!!! THANK U GUYS FOR ALL THE LOVE MY HEART IS LITERALLY GONNA EXPLODE.”
Shane Dawson apologises for cat controversy
Dawson was recently the subject of online backlash after a clip from a 2015 podcast was unearthed in which Dawson claimed that he “humped” his cat.
On Sunday (March 17), Dawson apologised for the comments and denied that the story was true, saying it was based on “a dumb awful sketch idea” that he had years ago – but never actually made.
“ive apologized many times for all the dumb s**t ive said in videos and podcasts over the years. ive learned my lesson over and over again and im more confident now in my ability to be entertaining by just being myself and not being so shocking for laughs,” he wrote in a Twitter thread on the topic.
Adams was among those who defended Dawson from the backlash, writing on Twitter: “I wish that everyone would stop trying to ‘cancel’ genuine people on twitter. There are so many options when it comes to exposing the bad guys and you’ve got the wrong one. If you really go searching for answers you’ll find that Shane’s not only good but one of the best.”
While Adams identifies as gay, Dawson came out as bisexual in a YouTube video in 2015.
He said: “I always wished that I was gay, that I was just 100 percent gay. It would be a lot easier to be accepted by people… but I’m not.
“I’m not completely gay, and I can’t sit here and say that I am… but I also can’t sit here and say that I’m straight.
“I’ve come to the conclusion, through therapy and through being honest with myself, I am bisexual.”