Andy Cohen officiates same-sex wedding ‘in front of Patti LaBelle, a gay shark and the woman who wrote Bug a Boo’, and it’s a hot mess
Andy Cohen continues to live his best lockdown life, this time by officiating a real gay wedding remotely on live TV.
The Watch What Happens Live host rounded out Pride Month by officiating the wedding of gay couple Justin and Robert via Zoom, in front of the singer Patti LaBelle.
Other virtual guests for the ceremony included songwriter and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Erika Jayne.
Cohen said: “Dearly beloved Watch What Happens Live! fans and people at home who haven’t worn pants in three months, we are gathered here tonight in front of Patti LaBelle, a gay shark, the woman who wrote ‘Bug a Boo’, and another who pats the puss, to join this man Justin and this man Robert in virtual Internet matrimony, unless their wifi craps out first.”
The host asked the pair: “Justin, do you take Robert to be your lawfully-wedded husband, and to support him as fiercely as a woman who supports other women?”
“Robert, do you take Justin to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love and honour him morning, noon and Kandi Koated Nights?”
Patti LaBelle serenades married couple as Andy Cohen watches on.
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Exchanging vows, Justin said: “Robert, you’re my best friend, you’re my partner in crime… you let me be who I want to be, weird and everything, control freak and all.”
Robert added: “I vow to always be that couple that ruins somebody’s brunch. Either way, you have made me feel loved even when I thought it was not possible.
“Let’s be dumb together, let’s be stupid, let’s make bad choices, eat the wrong things, take wrong turns in life, and let’s tell great stories, the same ones forever and ever. I choose you today, I would choose you again and again, I love you and you will always be my Mariah Carey.”
Patti LaBelle serenaded the couple, performing her 1983 hit ‘Love, Need and Want You’
According to Entertainment Tonight, the couple were gifted Cartier watches and Louis Vuitton luggage to celebrate their union.
Andy Cohen recently spoke out to explain why he was so upset to be turned away from giving plasma that could save the lives of coronavirus patients.
The TV host was rejected from donating under rules that bar sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood products.