Man drowns after underwater marriage proposal to girlfriend
A couple’s “best day of their lives” took a turn for the worst when the man passed away following a marriage proposal to his girlfriend underwater.
Steven Weber Jr. asked Kenesha Antoine the big question while they were vacationing in Tanzania in Eastern Africa, as per The Advocate last Friday, Sept. 20.
The couple, both from Louisiana, United States, stayed in a bungalow with a bedroom submerged in the sea, and had windows that showed the waters surrounding them, as per Antoine’s post on Facebook on the same day.
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Weber proposed to Antoine by diving underwater, wearing a snorkeling mask and fins, and swimming to one of the bedroom’s windows, as seen in a video Antoine shared.
As he got to the window, he opened a note that read: “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you BUT… everything I love about you I love more EVERY DAY!”
He then flipped the piece of paper over to show another message that said, “Will you please be my wife. Marry me???” Finally, he took out a small box and showed a ring to his partner.
After popping the big question, Weber began to swim back up to the surface but Antoine revealed that he had never made it back to her.
“You never emerged from those depths,” Antoine said. “So you never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!’”
“We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together,” she added. “As the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable.”
Antoine’s post was accompanied by other moments from their trip such as a photo of them with a giraffe in the background, and a video of the bungalow they stayed in.
Despite the tragedy, Antoine remembers Weber as a man of love and laughter, saying, “knowing him, always quick with an off-color joke, he’s probably entertaining someone with a story about how he royally screwed up that proposal and died while being extra.” Ryan Arcadio/JB
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