Gay pro wrestler Mike Parrow marries his boyfriend in a ‘perfect’ ceremony and it’s the kind of news we really need today
Bulging out of his suit, openly gay professional wrestler Mike Parrow married his long-term partner and their “perfect” wedding is the light in this dark, dark world we call 2020.
Standing 6’4” and weighing 300lbs, Parrow, from Orlando, Florida, makes for an imposing figure. But he looked plain adorable in a navy suit to marry Morgan Cole on Saturday.
Parrow shared some snaps of the special day on Twitter which collectively had everyone go “aw” and all single people rush to order Chinese on UberEats.
Me and Husband @joveyjove want to Thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts!Thank you to our friends that were able join us especially during the current circumstances and all the others who sent well wishes,it meant the world to us.The Wedding was perfect! It does get better! pic.twitter.com/ljzvbLPTYP
— Parrow (@Parrow_) March 16, 2020
From ‘worst date’ to husband.
“My husband and I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts!” Parrow wrote.
“Thank you to our friends that were able to join us especially during everyone’s current circumstances and to all the others who sent well wishes, it truly meant the world to us.
“The wedding was perfect! It does get better!”
Tying the knot with Cole in the beautiful ceremony, it marks another step forward for the All Japan Pro Wrestling staple who came out publicly in 2017.
But their first date may not have exactly hinted a wedding in years to come.
“It literally was the worst first date ever,” Parrow recalled to documentarian Kenny Johnson.
“I sat there on my phone not knowing what to say to him.
So I’m Marrying this Guy today!? pic.twitter.com/iVvnjUQJwG
— Parrow (@Parrow_) March 14, 2020
“I explained to him: ‘You’re never going to meet my friends, we’re never going to go anywhere where we’re going to be seen together and you can only come over at night time.’
“Who stays with a person that says that?”
Gay wrestler Mike Parrow struggled with his sexuality for decades.
Moreover, Parrow for years wrestled with inner demons as he struggled to accept his sexual identity, coming out in 2017.
At the time, he said: “My mum was very Catholic, and there was never any talk or anything about being gay.
“It was just never brought up. In my hometown, we didn’t really have anybody that was gay.
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“And everything that I saw on TV was nowhere close to who I was.
“So I did not want to be gay because everything that was represented was nowhere close to being me. So I kind of withheld that and I buried it.
“As a kid, I had no role models whatsoever to look up to.
“I was like: ‘There’s no way that there are other people like me. I am all by myself’.”