Colton Haynes, star of Teen Wolf and Arrow, is getting hitched. The proposal Saturday night in Mexico included fireworks and an appearance by Cher. Haynes is coming off a rough year, including coming clean about suffering from depression and anxiety because of his sexuality. Since coming out in 2016, he’s happier than ever before.
Who’s The Lucky Guy?
The groom-to-be is Jeff Leatham (46), a florist to the stars in Los Angeles. He and Haynes announced their relationship last month on Valentine’s Day.
“It’s not every day that someone comes into your life & makes you want to be a better man. I feel so blessed to be by your side.”
The couple’s engagement came during a vacation getaway to Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo San Lucas. They documented their romantic night on their Instagram Stories.
Leatham apparently popped the question with a candlelit pathway decorated with rose petals that led to a red heart, also made out of roses.
A pre-engagement video included Cher singing "I Got You Babe," much to Haynes delight.
Colton Haynes Happy At Last
Colton Haynes hid his sexuality for more than a decade as his career took off.
“I feel really bad that I had to lie for so long, but I was told that was the only way I was going to be successful. When you’re young in this industry, people take advantage of you, and they literally tell you that your dreams are going to come true. If you believe that, you’ll do anything. And you do believe it, especially if you’re from Kansas.”
His double life led to anxiety issues that eventually overwhelmed the actor and led to his exit from #TeenWolf and then from Arrow. The anxiety, combined with a bad breakup from a cheating boyfriend, resulted in a complete mental breakdown.
Since coming out and seeking treatment with a therapist, Haynes's life changed dramatically. In addition to his blossoming relationship, he has a small part in the new Scarlett Johansson/Kate McKinnon flick Rough Night. He also recently announced talks to return to both Teen Wolf and #Arrow.
What’s Next For The Happy Couple?
There’s been no wedding date announced and no hints at where the couple plans to live. Currently, Haynes and Leatham are basking in the afterglow of the proposal and aren’t talking about those kinds of details.
You can bet Haynes will keep fans posted via his Instagram. He and Leatham are both prolific IG users with more than six million followers between them.
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