Christopher Kilday and Yaremys Rodriguez Gonzales.
Christopher Kilday and Yaremys Rodriguez Gonzales. NPR
Christopher Kilday met his fiancee, Yaremys Rodriguez Gonzales, in Cuba while he was studying classical guitar.
Well, first he met her identical twin sister.
"I remember there was this beautiful girl I had seen there — I began talking with her, and it seemed she was single," he says. Turned out she was taken — but her sister wasn't.
Over three and a half years, they fell in love and communicated by e-mail, and Kilday applied for a visa that would allow Rodriguez to come to the United States so they could get married.
Rodriguez has never been to the United States before — and after being in the country for about a day, she and Kilday joined us at NPR in D.C. Kilday had never formally proposed to Rodriguez, so he decided to do it on the radio.
The two will be attending the Black Tie and Boots inaugural ball, and will be bundling up to see the inauguration on Tuesday.