ABC News’ Gio Benitez Gets Down On One Knee To Pitch The Story Of A Lifetime

Gio Benitez is closing out his 20’s with a bang, and that’s saying something.

The very photogenic ABC News correspondent has built an impressive career for being a month shy of thirty — he appears on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, and Nightline. He hosts the Fusion version of Nightline, and has two television news Emmy Awards under his belt.

But this week he embarked on a new endeavor, popping the question to his now-fiancee Tommy DiDario.

And like a good newsman, the moment was captured in perfect framing.

Gio shared this photo on Instagram of “the moment,” the Eiffel Tower looming romantically in the background:

“Time is what’s left behind in the wake of love.”

A photo posted by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez) on

While the photo begs the question — so you hired a professional photographer to take a pic of you proposing? — it’s undeniably warm and fuzzy. As are some of the couples other pics:

A photo posted by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez) on

A photo posted by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez) on

A photo posted by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez) on

A photo posted by Gio Benitez (@giobenitez) on


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  • Hector Pagan

    Awww so cute !! Id love that one day???

  • ingyaom

    Twin muscle guys – they deserve each other.

  • pjm1

    looks a bit to insta grammy cliche to me — but, hope they
    have a great life together. cheers.

  • tdh1980

    I’m already waiting for the $h!tshow this comments section is doomed to become.

  • Jay-Dee Pooley

    I Have thought for a long time that GIO was one KEWL guy, now I know why and for sure. Good Wishes To You Both !!!

  • Glücklich

    Yeah I hate it when people take good care of themselves. How disgusting!

  • John Kuehnle

    His boyfriend is a lucky guy, congrats to them both.

  • Bromancer7

    Awww, look… two wealthy muscle twinks professing their undying love for each other. How nauseating. I give it three years, tops.

  • moldisdelicious

    Who cares. Never seen dude on ABC news though. Smh @ some of these gay dudes in polygamous relationships with him, him and a smart phone. Like guys really feel some certain way about themselves where they think we want to see every aspect of their relationship. I refuse to even give these guys credit because it’s like they’re expecting it but they never earned it. Like the nerve of these guys for looking for credit for being in love. Ain’t that what humans are supposed to do? The whole openly hay on twitter, instagram, youtube thing is like played out. Next.

  • Curty

    Damm so real fucking miserable fucks on here. Jealousy much? Attack their bodies and or wealth? Muscle men, wealthy guys? So real asswipes. Any congrats to them and their happiness.

  • Roger Grossklaus

    Congratulations! Much love and joy to you both

  • Billy Budd

    They look like twins.

  • Baba Booey Fafa Fooey

    How do they look like twins?

  • Desert Boy

    Gio is gorgeous! I had no idea he’s gay? Well, congrats to them. Long and happy life together.

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    @Bromancer7: jealous??

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    congrats to gio and tommy. much love and happiness.

  • NoCagada

    @Bromancer7: How long for bottoms?

  • Bauhaus

    Nice looking, strapping lads. Good for them.

  • Chevelter

    Congratulations and much happiness to you guys.

  • walterhpdx

    To the guys: Congrats!

    To the writer of the story: Fianée refers to a woman. Fiancé refers to a man.

  • Arnold Riveron

    1 Corinthians 6:10 Settle Lawsuits among Believers
    ?9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
    Leviticus 18:22
    “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

  • Desert Boy

    @walterhpdx: Good catch, Walterpdx.

  • Julius Jamora

    On how sweet…….???????????????????????????

  • Tattyfatty

    Hey Arnold Riveron, what version of the Bible did you find that in? The king James bible which I grew up with was first printed in 1611 and there is NO mention of homosexuals in it. that was added to later VERSIONS of the bible by people who just dont like homosexuals.
    Big mistake bringing up Leviticus in King James it says “Thou shalt not lie with mankinde, as with womankinde: it is abomination.” As the bible also states that the ONLY purpose of sexual intercourse is to reproduce and have children, then gays would by all definitions NOT fall into that category as they are certainly NOT trying to reproduce.
    Honestly I could rewrite and translate the bible to say that you personaly are an idiot and should be stoned to death, get real and start realizing that most biboles have been changed to reflect mens views and opinions, NOT GOD’S Funny thing is i was taught that God is all forgiving, and loving. So you tell me what kind of God would demand hatred and bigotry and frown on people loving each other?

  • Vickie Joslin

    God help this sick world !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bauhaus

    @Arnold Riveron:

    Does coming on here (pun intended), looking at all these hot out men, do it for you?

  • Glücklich

    @Vickie Joslin:
    God *has* helped. He/She helped two men find each other who fell in love. Isn’t *EVERYTHING* part of “God’s plan”?

    According to you folks, that rapture is right around the corner – and has been right around the corner/end-is-near, etc. for millennia – and I’m sure we’ll be glad to see the last of each other.

  • damendo

    @Arnold Riveron: Why are you on queerly Arnold? Troll much!!! Best of luck to these two men!!!

  • Louis

    I always adore articles like these finally something that’s sweet and nice .

    Congratulations to this lovely couple many happy returns to both of them. :)

  • Lvng1Tor

    @moldisdelicious: WOW…hahaha! trying a bit too much to not come off completely jealous and @Arnold Riveron: Spiderman would not approve..stop spanking it to these articles then write hater comments to hide your excitement…naughty boy

  • Louis

    @Arnold Riveron: Fathers Sold Their daughters into sex slavery in the bible.

    Disobedient children were stoned .

    Women were looked at and treated as property and slaves in the bible.

    A brother killed his other brother in order to win favors with his God.

    A burning bush talked.

    A man turned water into wine.

    A man also walked on water .

    I could go on and on but I won’t considering it’s more then blatantly obvious that you are simply trolling here and nothing less then that plain and simple.

    Trolling or not though I’m afraid your bible lacks not only credibility but also rationality logic and sanity as well.

    Don’t forget it also claims eating red lobster is a sin.

    Shopping at Any clothing store is a sin.

    Playing football is a sin.

    Since this is your mentality and you literally take the bible word for word literally enjoy hell and being damned because my goodness you essentially can’t do a damn thing without pissing your God off at some point or another.

    Enjoy your delusions and religious superiority I however prefer to live on planet earth where logic and actual sanity exist.

  • Me2

    Some things should remain private and only shared with close friends and family. Proposals are one of them.

  • darkanser

    When I first saw this headline, I asked myself “Is that OUR Gio Benitez?? ( How many Gio Benitez can there be out there??)” When I say “OUR” I mean South Florida’s. I remember Gio when he was a local new correspondent/TV reporter. As do many people in that business, I knew he had moved beyond South Florida. I never had any reason to wonder whether he was gay or not. Hearing this news, however, has added to my impression that there’s a high preponderance of our “brethren” in the TV news business. Over the years, I had the impression and/or had discovered that a lot of our local news people were gay. Then again perhaps it’s no greater than the percentage that might be firemen but the impression lingers.

  • David Achterhof

    i would love to be proposed to in front of the effiel tower

  • danonce

    There are some many famous gay guys like this guy or Matt Dallas but you never see them kiss their bfs/husbands in the photos while easily kiss or get kissed from girls. I wonder why because it makes i feel a bit disappointed.

  • danonce

    There are some famous gay guys like this guy or Matt Dallas but you never see them kiss their bfs/husbands in the photos while easily kiss or get kissed from girls. I wonder why because it makes i feel a bit disappointed.

  • danonce

    Also i notice the same thing with some gay hunks on Instagram. When they take pics with their partners, they only stand next to them but when it comes to girls, they kiss them.

  • Bisexual-Transwoman

    Congrats to both of them. If these men are gay why are they kissing the woman?

  • Stefano

    That’s cute.

    @Louis: don’t waste your time with that kind of people, they don’t deserve it. They don’t think by themselves, they are just able to repeat like a parrot. Arww arww Jebus said, arww it is written on the bible, arwww arwww

  • moldisdelicious


    excuse me but why would i be jealous of them? you obviously missed what i’m saying so let me make it more simple so you get it.

    i don’t get why some gay couples feel the need to let everyone KNOW the workings of their relationship as if people want to know or basically beg for attention as if we’re supposed to validate them? there’s like 101 gay couples on the internet doing that crap and it’s basically about receiving attention. it’s like.. i’m just wondering where these guys think they’re SO important that they need to document every aspect of their lives as if people have no lives of their own or are vicariously living through them.

  • Jim Cash

    Congrats! Knew he was too cute to be straight.

  • Black Pegasus

    So let me get this “straight”.

    Two narcissists cookie cutter queens hire a professional photographer to capture their faked marriage proposal and I’m supposed to feel so happy and cudly inside for them? Um, not today.

    These two are typical of the attention starved class of people we see on social media everyday. They look so cliche and fake!

  • moldisdelicious

    @Black Pegasus:

    Exactly, I think things like that is tied to insecurity for real. Everyone has insecurity but some gay people let it control them and refuse to acknowledge their problem. Like it is not anybodys job to validate these guys and make them feel secure about themselves and their relationship. It’s frankly nobodies business but theirs.

    If I were in a relationship and was busy enjoying it, I damn sure wouldn’t be worried about documenting that shit to show who. Who cares what other people think where I have to show myself chilling at the beach with my partner or proposing. Yes, some gay dudes really need to work on being secure with themselves instead of letting insecurity eat them alive.

  • lauraspencer

    I have known for several years that Gio is gay. He used to date David Muir who is the anchor on ABC News. Not sure why Muir hasn’t come out yet.

    I saw Gio and his current guy at the gym about a month ago. I wish them the best. At the gym they were more interested in being on their I-phones than working out and talking to each other. I knew they were both gay, but there was no obvious connection or attraction between the two.

  • Bromancer7

    @Black Pegasus: This x1000. Thanks for saying it much better than I did.

  • Bromancer7

    @paul dorian lord fredine: Jealous of two brainless vacuous self-absorbed attention-starved twinks? I don’t think so.

  • Glücklich

    Laura! Wondered where you went!

    David Muir…I’d heard rumors. He’s a looker.

  • lauraspencer


    Hi Gluckich. I have been working overseas for the past few weeks and with work and the time difference I haven’t been following my usual Queerty routine.

    Muir used to live in Boston and spent quite a bit of time on Manhunt back in the day. I find it sad that Muir at his age still hasn’t come out. Gio, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Thomas Roberts, etc. are all out and are popular “news” reporters so what is up with Muir?

  • NJjoe

    Well, I guess that puts the David Muir/Gio Benitez romance rumors to bed. Though I feel Muir bats on our team. I can’t believe all the negatives regarding documenting your own engagement. What’s with that?


    I suspected they did have a romance at some point in time. Hmmmm…Muir on Manhunt? Where the hell was he in single days? Good to see you back.
    PS: I am curious if there any photos of Muir (shirtless, etc.)? I think he is a doll!

  • NJjoe

    I meant in my single days? Wanted to clarify that. :>)

  • Glücklich

    Well welcome back! Going to London myself this afternoon but only for a week and that’s plenty.

    ABC seems like the Wells Fargo of broadcasting: Gay Central.

  • NJjoe


    I kiss my hags all the time! LOL! Seriously, my good lady friends I kiss everytime I see them. She is most likely a good friend of theirs.

  • McShane

    Nice. I’ve had a handful of clients want the perfect proposal photo. They are incredibly stressful, and not easy to get just right.

  • Mercurical Memo

    Ok, this tugged at my sappy strings. Could this be any cuter? Two guys proposing with the Eiffel Tower in the background?

  • lauraspencer


    I’m London now! Been here since the 13th and return October 1. I like London, but not for 3 weeks. 1 week is enough.

  • lauraspencer

    @Mercurical Memo:

    They just started dating in January. I wonder if one is pregnant and that is why they are rushing to get married?

  • Mercurical Memo

    @lauraspencer: well if it’s a case of accidental pregnancies, then we must make honest men out of them! I just wonder how much they retained from rushed Lamaze classes when it comes to the big day. Do you suppose they’ll have a water birth, an at home with a mid-wife or a Katie Holmes affair?

  • muscular

    The NY Daily News said last week that David Muir and his bosses were obsessing over his makeup. He likes to slather it on for the china doll look and his bosses think it looks orange and unnatural. His ratings have cratered and it was hilarious that his peculiar makeup practices are being blamed. Maybe the public wants an older anchor with a deep voice who speaks slowly without all the abbreviations and shorthand.

  • monroerob69

    I was hoping he’d hook up with David Muir.

  • trelin

    Muir is only losing his audience because people LOVE Lester on NBC. Muir only gained those viewer when Brian Williams imploded, then migrated back to NBC when Lester took over.

    Muir is a fantastic reporter. He’s got the chops and the skills. Plus he’s super easy on the eyes. And his biceps in a t-shirt.

    And damn, can these two guys publish their work-out regime?

  • lauraspencer


    Muir is no Peter Jennings that’s for sure. He lacks the gravitas.

    I think part of the issue is that for a person to come into your home every day whether it be a news anchor or talk show host there has to be a degree of authenticity. Viewers can sense when something is off.

    Anderson Cooper’s talk show flopped and he wasn’t out the first season. Queen Latifah has now flopped twice with her talk shows. Ellen has a hit talk show, but her comedy wasn’t a success because it just seemed a bit off and not true to herself. The difference was she was closeted most of the time her sitcom was on, but she has been out since day one of her talk show. She is genuine.

    If Muir would get the monkey off his back and acknowledge the elephant in the room his energy could be more focused on his job and being a success at it.

  • lauraspencer


    Muir and Gio used to date. That’s how Gio got his job at ABC at the young age of 25 and prime exposure on GOOD MORNING AMERICA and ABC NEWS.

  • Black Pegasus

    @Bromancer7: Thanks, but the way you expressed it gave me a good chuckle:-)

  • Black Pegasus

    @lauraspencer: I really really wish I can disagree with your point about celebrities coming out, but I cannot. You are correct! Authenticity (or the lack there of) is something viewers notice right away. And even though I believe it’s none of their darn business, it simply goes with the territory of being in the public eye. Are you reading this Tom Hardy? :-)

  • NJjoe


    I noticed he spent a lot of time on World News when Muir went onto anchor. Why so much negativity about these two getting hitched? Some post like angry Queens.

  • Dan

    Not that I mind seeing pictures of 2 hot guys but it would just be nice if once and a while this site showcased some normal people for a change that aren’t models or celebrities.

  • meghanada

    @ingyaom: Try harder, twin troll.

  • meghanada

    It’s bad to be muscled and rich. It’s more American to barely have the money for a daily meal and yet have the waist to hip ratio of an orca.

  • stranded

    @NJjoe: I was going to be one of those angry queens. It’s so easy to express your jealousy through hate. These guys are so pretty, and fit and their lifestyle seems so ideal, but tearing them down isn’t going to lift me up. So, good for them…those narcissistic bastards! (LOL! jk)

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