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There'll be no sad songs sung on The Great White Way today, for two of Broadway's favorite stars just tied the knot! Andy Mientus — whose lengthy credits include Spring Awakening, Les Miserable, Carrie, and Smash — and Michael Arden, of Spring Awakening, Big River, and Anger Management fame, are officially married after saying their "I do's" in Somerset, England. And guys, their 10-year-long relationship is the stuff Broadway musicals are written about...
According to Out, the pair first met at the opening night party for The Times Are a-Changin', in which Arden was starring, back in 2006. "Needless to say, the show was a huge flop," remembers Arden. "The best thing to come out of it was me and Andy." The two developed a friendship, but it wasn't until five years later that Mientus made a move, confessing his feelings to his future hubby via text. "I remember dropping my phone into the toilet," said Arden. "I was in L.A. and he was in New York, but I was coming there because I was asked to present an award at the NYMF Gala. Once I got there they said I'd be giving this award to an actor named Andy Mientus. I was like, 'You have to be kidding me.'" And the rest, as they say, is history!
The crooning couple's relationship took off from there. In June of 2014, the pair announced their engagement with a too-funny popped question story. "When we got engaged we both tried to propose on the same day," said Arden. "It was a beautiful day and I had been planning a scavenger hunt that would end with Andy entering a chapel on the hotel property and I would propose to him. So I had developed this whole idea and the staff at the hotel knew. We had spent the afternoon together and then I went to the front desk to get the key to the chapel, so I could begin the whole thing, but when I got back that was the moment Andy proposed to me. He beat me!" But all's well that ends well, right? And things are certainly all well after their romantic wedding ceremony, which Arden announced yesterday on Twitter.
"Mister and Mister," the Broadway star wrote after tying the knot with his sweetheart. The wedding took place at Somerset, England's Babington House, according to Broadway.com — the same venue where actor Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe tied the knot! Mientus later posted a pic on Instagram of himself and his hubby flashing their new wedding rings.
Here's hoping these two crooning cuties pulled double-duty as grooms/wedding singers!
Mister and Mister.— Michael Arden (@michaelarden) August 18, 2016
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