Last summer, former Disney-channel star (and after that – King Cobra star) Garrett Clayton came out as gay in an Instagram post. Now, in a moving post, he reveals that he’s actually engaged to his boyfriend, Blake Knight – who proposed a year ago while on a trip to Iceland.
27-year-old Garrett Clayton first got popular as a Disney channel star, on the Teen Beach Movie series, where he played along Ross Lynch. In 2016, Garrett ditched the Disney persona, and starred in gay porn biopic King Cobra, based in part on the life of gay porn star Brent Corrigan.
“It’s been 1 year since Blake Knight asked me to marry him in Iceland”, Garrett wrote on Instagram today, “on the most beautiful trip and the most beautiful day of my life to date.”
The caption is accompanied by a series of moving pictures that show Garrett and Blake’s romantic trip.
“I’ll never forget your face in that moment when you got down on one knee. Love, nervous, and excited (Obv, I was going to say yes) all rolled into the love of my life.”
You can read it all here:
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It’s been 1 year since @hrhblakeknight asked me to marry him in Iceland on the most beautiful trip and the most beaufitul day of my life to date. I’ll never forget your face in that moment when you got down on one knee. Love, nervous, and excited (Obv, I was going to say yes) all rolled into the love of my life. Everyday with you is filled with joy and laughter. (even when we get heated every night over who has to get out of bed to turn off the hall light). . . 8 years! In a little over a month it’ll be 8 years together. Those being packed full of ups and downs. (90% ups) I’ll always be thankful that you walked into my 24 hour resturant when I first moved to LA. I was a waiter aspiring to be an actor. You were an assistant aspiring to be a writer. Now look at us! Living the dream together. Finding the strength in our unity with the loss of Orion. To finding out on my birthday in the dirty parking lot behind the resturant I worked at (at that time) that I lost my first big job / cut to you holding me later that night whipping away my tears and telling me it was only the beginning. You’ve never faltered in being a supportive, loving, stubborn, sensitive rock in my life. Here’s to another 100 years of traveling the world, stealing your socks and loving our babies, whether their dog babies or actual babies. I’ll love you forever. Happy anniversary, my darling. . (P.s. I’m getting my scarf out of my face in the engagement photo. Not clutching my pearls)
Garrett’s fiancé, Blake, wrote his own moving piece as well, on his Instagram account:
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One year ago today, I got down on a knee in Iceland and asked this guy to marry me… I was so nervous and excited that I don’t even remember exactly what I said (even though I’d planned out the perfect speech in my head for weeks), but whatever it was must’ve been good… because he said yes! @garrettclayton1, we’ve been together for nearly 8 awesome years now (8 years!), and I’ve loved growing alongside you. Like any couple, we’ve had our share of ups and downs—far more ups than downs, I can happily report—but all of it has made us stronger and brought us closer together. I so admire your kindness🥰, your ambition💫, and your butt🍑. And I’m glad that I pursued you incessantly after first seeing you working at that diner all those years ago, even though I legit limited myself to calling you only once every 5 days in the beginning so I didn’t seem too crazy. I love playing video games with you, taking midday naps with you (and @dartanddash), working in the garden with you, doing dishes with you, decorating cookies with you, running lines with you, singing in the car with you, listening to you sing in the shower (and the bedroom and the kitchen and IKEA and anywhere), arguing with you about what movie to watch next, watching you overthink board games, picking out furniture with you, organizing trips with you, meeting amazing people through you, planning a future with you, and building a life with you. But, most of all, I love that you encourage me to be a better person. Love you, so much, my handsome fiancé, and I’m so happy and lucky to get to spend my life with you… 😘 #tbt #lovewins #engayged #fiance #vöffla #engagementphoto #iceland #jokulsarlon @bestgaycouples1 #icelandtravel #gaycouple
We wish them both many more years of happiness.