Benjamin Norris, the 32-year-old from Victoria, won the Australian version of Big Brother—then promptly asked his boyfriend to marry him.
He said yes.
Norris, who won the show’s $260,000 grand prize, was clearly gobsmacked at the finale but pulled it together enough to produce a ring for his partner, also named Ben.
“I almost forgot to say the words,” Norris added. “Will you marry me?”
Norris explained the diamond ring was the one his great-grandfather had presented to his great-grandmother. “Since I met Ben, I wanted him to be part of my family.”
With the tough marriage-equality battle raging in Australia, we hope the Benjamins donate some benjamins to the cause.