Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An openly gay professional strongman marries his boyfriend


Rob Kearney and Joey Aleixo were married in Australia on Sunday, just days after Rob took first place at the Arnold Australia Pro Strongman sports festival. 

Rob made history by being the first openly gay competitor to take part in professional or international strongmen competitions back in 2014. He came out five years ago in a social media post announcing that Joey was his boyfriend at the time.

Following their wedding, Rob Instagrammed a photo with Joey at Half Moon Bay Beach in Australia and wrote: “So we did a thing. We didn’t tell many people, but on March 17, 2019 @worlds_gayest_strongman and I got MARRIED!! To call this man my husband is a dream come true and he is and always will be my soulmate. I am so excited to start this new journey as a married couple and my heart has never been so full of love 💙💙 #husbands”

Joey also wrote: “March 17th, 2019 is a day that i will never forget. Today is the day that I OFFICIALLY MARRIED MY BEST-FRIEND!"

Former California governor, movie star, and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger also celebrated the wedding of Rob and Joey with an Instagram post showing the three men together. 

Congrats to the newlyweds!!!


Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote: "Congratulations guys. 
I was honored to celebrate with you"