Anthony Rapp, an actor known for starring in the film and Broadway renditions of Rent and currently on CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery, dropped a very positive bomb on everyone late last night.
“So something happened tonight,” his tweet begins. “I asked Ken if he would marry me and he said yes.”
The tweet included a picture of Rapp hugging Ken Ithiphol, his now-fiancee who now dons an engagement ring on his left hand.
“I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news,” Rapp concludes.
So something happened tonight. I asked Ken if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news. pic.twitter.com/2T65DLhSmd
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) November 10, 2019
With over 40,000 likes, retweets and comments in the last 10 hours alone, Rapp’s news has definitely taken the early Sunday morning Twitter spotlight. Their corresponding Instagram post also has over 15,000 likes and comments.
Ithiphol is a leadership coach, social researcher and advocate, currently serving as a Learning Ally at the Center for Collective Wisdom. (He’s also, a Yoga instructor, according to his Linkedin, if you’re looking for one.)
In an interview with Oasis Magazine in 1997, Rapp openly explained that he primarily dates men but has also been in love with women, and chooses not to identify solely as gay. In October 2017, the actor publicly accused Kevin Spacey of assaulting him when he was a minor, encouraging several other alleged victims of Spacey’s to come forward and speak out against the then-House of Cards actor. Spacey recently saw the last of his criminal allegations stemming from those accusations dropped in Los Angeles.
We’re more than excited for the happy couple’s new journey, and hope all goes well for them along the way.