Olympic gymnast Arthur Nory introduces his boyfriend to the world: ‘I will always be yours’
Brazillian Olympic gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano, who is 50 per cent bicep, has revealed he has a boyfriend.
Nory, the 28-year-old who won a bronze medal at the 2015 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shared a seriously cute video of him and his beau – the first time he’s said he’s in a relationship.
He is dating João Otávio Tasso, he revealed in an Instagram post, and gushed over the broadcast media marketing analyst while wishing him a happy birthday.
In an aggressively adorable montage video set to Passenger’s “Let It Go”, the pair goof around, dine out, drink wine with their two dogs Tokyo McArthur and Rita Lee McJohn, take bubble baths and drive on motorcycles.
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“The phrase ‘in health or sickness, in victory or defeat, in joy or sadness’ never fit so much,” Nory wrote in the caption.
“And there we are every day walking together.
“Thank you for always being by my side. I will always be yours.
“Congratulations, João, many years of life and continue to be that amazing person 👀, even if you are a Scorpio (always good to blame the sign).
“We’re together. Love u 😘”
Nory, who has never formally come out, has competed in three Olympic games and bagged a gold medal at the 2019 world championships.
After winning bronze during the men’s floor exercise final in Brazil, he cried tears of joy. “Never give up on your dreams!” he wrote on Instagram at the time, “dreams can come true!”
In 2016, US gymnast Simone Biles referred to Nory as her “Brazilian boyfriend” before clarifying that she meant it as a term of endearment.
“We joke that we’re like international boyfriend and girlfriend because we see each other at these international meets,” the gold medalist told Us Weekly.
And if you can’t exactly tell, what with his 12-pack and all, alongside being a professional athlete Nory is also a model.
Since 2019, he has been the face of the Philippines-based international clothing brand BENCH, fronting the brand’s menswear campaign in Brazil and Latin America.