Michael, who made history as the first openly gay NFL star to be drafted, is engaged to his longtime love Vito Cammisano! Congrats to the happy couple!
Michael Sam is getting hitched to his college sweetheart Vito Cammisano, whom you may remember as the man the football star passionately kissed on live television after he was drafted into the NFL on May 10, 2014. We’re sure their wedding day smooch will be just as epic!
Michael Sam Engaged To College Sweetheart Vito Cammisano
Michael, 25, and Vito got engaged while they were vacationing together in Europe, but it’s unclear who popped the question, TMZ reports.
One of Vito’s friends took to Twitter to congratulate the couple on their happy news, and Michael liked the post.
These two have definitely come a long way from their first meeting as students at the University of Missouri. Michael admitted in a July interview with Out magazine that he and Vito “didn’t start off as huge fans of each other.”
The couple met at a lingerie party where Vito was dressed as a rabbit. After Vito became ill, Michael approached him “to ask if he was OK, and he started cursing at me, screaming, ‘F**k off — do you know who I am?’ I told him I didn’t care who he was,” Sam recalled. “We didn’t speak again for two years.”
Thank goodness they reconnected because these two seem made for each other!
Michael Sam Kisses Boyfriend During NFL Draft
Michael first came out as gay in February of 2014, declaring, “I am an openly, proud gay man.”
Three months later on May 10, Michael was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, and he famously gave Vito a huge celebratory kiss on live television.
We are so happy for Michael and Vito! How about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited about Michael’s engagement? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee