83008: "Big Brother 9" Contestants Engaged

Like Shakespeare’s Romeo, who proclaimed that “stoney limits can not keep love out,” Mario Marconi– evicted from the Big Brother house after five weeks on the British reality series– found that the glass partition which separated him from fellow Big Brother 9 cast mate Lisa Appleton proved not to be an obstacle as he stood outside in the reality show studio’s garden and proposed to his love of the past four years.

A nation of BB fans were silent witnesses as the prospective groom, dressed in a classic black tuxedo for the occasion, held up a series of signs which read “Lisa… I am sorry… to say you’re single… no more… as I have spoken to your Daddy. Therefore I would like to…marry you?” As though symbolizing the promise of a love which has blossomed between the couple, the ousted contestant opened a rose-shaped box containing an engagement ring crowned with a pear cut diamond, the Warrington Guardian reports. To commemorate the moment, the ring bears the inscriptions not only of the happy couple’s names and the date of the proposal (August 24, 2008,) but also the initials of the show which brought them one step closer to a lifetime together– BB9.

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