Old school romance is alive and well.
The other night, as many sports fans were sitting at home watching the Chicago Bulls spar with the Miami Heat, Shane Zackery surprised his girlfriend of two years, Bulls dancer Ariana Rosado, in the proposal heard all over. During halftime, Zackery put his creativity skills to use in planning the super cute halftime proposal. The video has gone viral, garnering over 3 million views since Saturday and has boyfriends all over the world rethinking their romance skills.
The popular couple has become an overnight sensation and recently sat down with the Huffington Post to reveal just how it all came to fruition.
Shane on how he brought the proposal to life:
“It did take a little bit of planning. I did have help from some of the Luvabulls. Angelina to be exact was the main character in this of helping me get this process started and getting me in contact with the right people. From there it just took talking to her coach, talking to the manager of entertainment, making sure that we set everything up in the right way. Make sure this was something special for Ariana.”
Ariana on if she had any clue that it was all going down:
“No, no idea whatsoever. I was in complete shock and awe. I was completely surprised.[…]Initially as a dancer you’re told to continue to go no matter what happens in the music, so I’m thinking,’ Okay, the music’s messed up and the DJ put on the wrong song,’ until I realized everyone was breaking into new choreography. I was in such shock that I didn’t even hear the song after awhile until I actually sat down in the chair and paid attention to it. After that I heard the song and I kind of started understanding what was going on. I kept on asking, ‘Where’s Shane? Where’s Shane? Where’s my boyfriend?’ And I had no clue where he was so I started getting a little nervous. Maybe he backed out. Maybe it’s not really happening. Maybe it was a coincidence that it was playing. But it was a really cool opportunity for him to be able to do that.”
Ariana on how she met her Prince Charming:
“We met each other at school. We both went to St. Xavier University on the southside of Chicago. We met there our freshmen year and initially became friends. We both were business majors so we had a lot of classes together and we started studying together, seeing each other more. We stayed in the same dorm facility. We spent a lot of time together [and] initially became friends for about two and a half years before than ongoing third year decided to actually start dating, and now we’ve been dating for about two years. We graduated and now he’s working and I’m dancing.”
Shane on the possibility of his wife-to-be saying no:
“Nah. I know she loves me very, very much and I love her just as much and I knew in my mind that she was going to say yes. Her saying no wasn’t even a possibility in my mind. A lot of my old roommates from college would joke and says ‘What if she says no with all these people in the stands? What would you do?’ I know my girlfriend. I know she’s not going to say no and what we have is special.”
These two are just too adorable. If you have not already seen the proposal video, take a look below.
SOURCE: Necole Bitchie | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram
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