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Nico Santos and Zeke Smith engaged at GLAAD Media Awards

Zeke Smith and Nico Santos are engaged.

The two-time “Survivor” contestant questioned the “Crazy Prosperous Asians” star to marry him during the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The surprise proposal went down 4 a long time soon after the two satisfied at the very same ceremony.

Smith, 34, seemed dapper in a black Bonobos go well with for the occasion, though Santos, 42, wore a burgundy Paul Smith ensemble.

“I said sure. You have my coronary heart forever @zekerchief,” the “Superstore” actor wrote on Instagram.

“He explained yes. I’m the luckiest man in the environment,” Smith added in his personal Instagram publish.

Former "Survivor" contestant Zeke Smith proposed to "Superstore" actor Nico Santos at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards.
Former “Survivor” contestant Zeke Smith proposed to “Superstore” actor Nico Santos at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards.
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“Thank you to @glaad and @tiffanyandco for creating it magical.”

The proposal arrives almost 4 several years right after Smith verified their romance on Twitter.

“I guess everyone is aware of about my hot minor 25 yr-old boyfriend now. Oh, haaayyy @nicosantos,” the truth star joked in 2018.

Zeke Smith proposes to Nico Santos onstage during The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
Santos reported “Yes” throughout the shock proposal Saturday evening.
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Smith beforehand competed on again-to-back again seasons of “Survivor” in 2016 and 2017 – “Millennials vs. Gen X” and “Game Changers,” respectively.

In the course of his 2017 look, fellow queer contestant Jeff Varner outed him as transgender.

“I did not want to be the ‘first transgender Survivor contestant,’” he told Folks at the time.

Zeke Smith proposes to Nico Santos onstage during The 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
The couple verified their romantic relationship in the summer of 2018.
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“I’m not ashamed of currently being trans, but I didn’t want that to be my story … I just needed to go out on an adventure and participate in a excellent sport. I just preferred to be recognized for my recreation.”

Smith admitted that he was depressed both of those ahead of and just after he transitioned when learning religion at Harvard.

“My self-assurance was obliterated, and I was afraid to desire,” he confessed. “I understood I essential to just take on a large challenge to turn into the male I needed to be. For some rationale, that was ‘Survivor.’”