Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko made history as the first engaged monoracial couple on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” The series’ posted Lawson’s fairytale on Instagram. Olubeko proposed to Lawson, and she said, “yes.”
“SPOILER WARNING: Hulu viewers – Keep scrolling!!” the caption read.
Fans witnessed Olubeko get down on one knee and propose to Lawson with a stunning Neil Lane diamond ring.
“Charity Lawson, will you marry me?” he asked.
She happily responded, “A million times, yes!”
The Couple’s impact
Viewers could not be happier as they celebrated the first Black couple on the show.
“Amazing representation. The first Black couple to make it to the end on The Bachelor or #TheBachelorette. Iconic moment right here. Wishing Charity and Dotun all the best,” read one tweet.
“I’m obsessed with Black Barbie and Nigerian Ken #thebachelorette,” wrote another fan.
‘The Bachelorette’ Season Finale
Lawson and Olubeko instantly hit it off on the 20th season of “The Bachelorette.” Therefore, it was no surprise to fans that she chose him in the end.
In the finale, Olubeko confessed his love for Lawson before proposing.
“Charity, there is so much that we’ve experienced, from our very first kiss at the mansion, where I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m going for it,’ all the way to conquering our fear of 200 feet in the air, running through New Orleans, and most importantly falling in love. You have been able to make me feel so incredibly special,” said an emotional Olubeko.
He continued, “You have made me feel adored, validated, and wanted, and to receive that from a woman of your caliber, Charity, I don’t think you’ll ever understand what that means to me. I am certain that I want to spend the rest of my life showing you 100%.”
Lawson shared the same sentiments as her love.
“I’ve always said that being here and being along this journey has taught me that one conversation can change everything. When I think of that moment and when I think of you, it takes me back to Oceanside when we shared that incredibly special moment that changed my life, truly, forever,” she told her fiancé-to-be.
“So Dotun, when I stand here in this moment, I want a forever future with you. I see you as my husband, I see you as my future, I see it so clear. I don’t have any doubts. I don’t question it. I love you so much, she added.”
What’s Next for Charity Lawson?
During a sit-down interview with Jesse Palmer, Olubeko told his fiancé that one of her dreams would be coming true.
“CYMI, your Bachelorette is heading to the ballroom.” the caption read.
Lawson is headed for “Dancing with The Stars” this fall. An excited Lawson was speechless by the news.
About “The Bachelorette”
“The Bachelorette” is a dating spin-off dating series to ABC’s “The Bachelor.” It first aired in 2003, with its first bachelorette being the runner-up of the first season of “The Bachelor.” Just Like “The Bachelor,” the bachelorette has a pool of about twenty-five romantic interests. The contestants get to know the bachelorette each week, vying for her affection. And each week, a contestant is sent home until the final person is standing.
Lawson became the fourth Black bachelorette in the series. She followed behind Rachel Lindsay, Tayshia Adams, and Michelle Young.