If you’re a hopeless romantic like me, you just have to see the video and photos of Olympic skaters John Baldwin and Rena Inoue, as John proposed to Rena after their silver medal performance on Saturday. Sounds like the making of a romantic film, eh?
After John and Rena took their bows, Rena turned around and found John on bended knee. She told PEOPLE:
“I was shocked I saw him on one knee and thought he was going to tell me how proud he was – and then he asked me to marry him. Then I started crying and I said yes.”
Rena had always thought that they would never marry because he was always telling her, “you can propose to me” and she thought he was serious.
No wonder Rena had to do a double take when he asked her.
They have been skating partners since 2000. They both had their own singles careers and were brought together upon the urging of John’s father. It wasn’t long before the two became a couple off the ice as well.
See the video and more photos of the newly engaged John Baldwin and Rena Inoue below.