Who is Hale Leon? Frankie Grande surprises boyfriend with elaborate VR proposal
Ariana Grande's half-brother Broadway star and activist popped the question in the presence of close friends and family at Dreamscape on June 8
Following the footsteps of half-sister Ariana and her internet-breaking wedding photos, Broadway star and activist Frankie Grande has a happy announcement of his own. He's now engaged to his boyfriend Hale Leon of two years, the multi-hyphenate announced via his Instagram page. "He said YES! 😍 WE’RE ENGAGED! I am so happy my best friend said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me!" Grande wrote in the caption as he shared a happy photo of himself with his now-fiancé.
"Playing games and making me laugh forever! Speaking of games…I proposed IN VIRTUAL REALITY! HE FREAKED OUT! I can’t wait to post the video…" Grande's post continued. The proposal was a surprise for Leon who initially thought he was meeting up with his fiancé's friends to celebrate his sober anniversary. Grande will be celebrating four years of sobriety on June 16 and Leon was of the notion that the meetup was a part of early celebrations.
Who is Frankie Grande's fiancé Hale Leon?
Hale Leon is a 28-year-old model and actor. Hale Leon's IMDb page reveals he has a couple of film credits to his name including - 'Sweet and Sour', 'My Piano Lesson', and 'The Gay Police'. The New Yorker first started dating Grande in 2019 and the two announced they were official while attending Coachella together a couple of months later. Grande revealed they met at Oil Can Harry's in 2019 and that they "fell in love at first dance."
"I saw Hale he was dancing on the stage," Grande said reflecting on the memories. "He was performing for everybody. He loves to go to Oil Can Harry's he knew all the dances, I was blown away," he said before adding, "I chased him down to meet him afterwards but he disappeared to fix his hair." The couple was surrounded by Grande's mother Joan and Leon's aunt Carolyn while they celebrated their special day. Shortly after the news was out, Ariana posted a black and white photo of a cake with the couple's photo on it with the caption that read, "I love you both so so much. Congratulations to two of the most incredible men I know."
Grande and Leon's engagement news comes a month after Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez exchange their wedding vows after a little over a year of dating. Congratulations poured in for the couple soon after he posted the engagement news on his feed. "Happy for you buddy. Love ya. Hope to meet the lucky fiancé soon as possible. Be blessed #fraleb @frankiejgrande" wrote 'Survivor' alum Caleb Reynolds. Ariana too commented on the post writing, "the most beautiful. love u both so so so much." Another fan congratulated the couple writing, "We all know this is going to be the most lit wedding in history." Another comment on Grande's post read, "You managed to make it a surprise! I love you both SO much and I couldn’t be happier for you guys! I could burst! Congratulations my loves!!!"