Tonight Neighbours makes history with its first same-sex wedding proposal. Spoilers follow after the jump
Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) have a special announcement for their family and friends: they are getting engaged. The popular couple has been together on and off since July last year.
Over an intimate picnic, the pair begin to discuss how they see their futures together. With dream homes and potential children at the core of their conversation, Aaron quickly realises that he wants nothing more than to spend the rest of his life with David. It is in this very moment that he makes the spontaneous decision to get down on one knee and propose.However, things do not go exactly to plan when it is revealed that David also planned to propose to Aaron that day In a moment full of pure joy and happiness, both Aaron and David accept each other’s proposals and head home to share their engagement news with their loved ones.
Network Ten Executive Producer of Neighbours, Sara Richardson, said: “Watching the romance blossom between these two characters has been a heart-warming journey. They have had their ups and downs like every couple. We can’t wait to see them unite in the ultimate declaration of love.”
Neighbours Executive Producer, Jason Herbison, said: “Ever since the days of Scott and Charlene, Neighbours viewers have loved a wedding – and it’s high time a gay couple had the chance to walk down the aisle. The passing of same sex marriage means all our characters, gay or straight, have the chance to celebrate their love, as it should be. I can’t promise that David and Aaron’s journey to the altar will be smooth sailing but they will make it to the big day – and we are going to go big!”
In the coming months, viewers will have the opportunity to experience an emotionally charged episode when the pair walk down the aisle in Erinsborough.
Neighbours airs 6:30pm weeknights on Eleven