Andy Cohen Officiates A Virtual Gay Wedding And Patti LaBelle Performs - Watch It Here!
On Sunday night, talk show host Andy Cohen officiated the wedding of gay couple Justin and Robert on national television! Watch the ceremony here and find out what happened!
Andy Cohen recently gave a gay couple the opportunity to exchange their vows on live television!
As Entertainment Tonight shares, Cohen made this Pride month one to remember for lucky couple Justin and Robert, who he married on air during Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live!
Cohen jokes about losing wedding venue in midst of self-isolating
Cohen kicked things off by cracking a joke about quarantine. "I want to get started before we lose the venue, oh wait, we're all at home," Cohen said. "We are gathered here tonight in front of Patti LaBelle, a gay shark, [and] the woman who wrote 'Bugaboo.'"
As Entertainment Tonight mentions, Justin and Robert also embraced the campy nature of the event, exchanging sweet yet humorous vows. "You're my best friend, you're my partner in crime... you let me be who I want to be, weird and everything, control freak and all," Justin said in his vows to Robert.
Robert then shared his own vows with Justin. "I vow to always be that couple that ruins somebody's brunch. You've made me feel loved even when I thought it was not possible," he said.
"Let's be dumb together, let's be stupid, let's make bad choices, eat the wrong things, take wrong turns in life, and let's tell great stories, the same ones forever and ever... you will always be my Mariah Carey."
Cohen, Patti LaBelle and Real Housewives attend virtual wedding
Cohen served as officiant for the live nuptials, which were virtually attended by singer Patti LaBelle— who performed her 1983 song "Love, Need, and Want You"— as well as Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Jayne.
When Justin and Robert exchanged rings with one another, Cohen asked Justin to tell his new husband, "In the immortal words of Lisa Rinna, 'May you always own it.'" As Entertainment Tonight reveals, Cohen and Watch What Happens Live teamed up with The Real Real to sponsor Justin and Robert's wedding.
Cohen and WWHL gave the newlyweds Louis Vuitton luggage for their honeymoon while the Real Real gifted them Cartier watches, as well as donated a portion of the proceeds to the Black Justice Coalition.
Watch Andy Cohen officiate a gay wedding on Watch What Happens Live here!