“In the final analysis of our lives — when the to-do lists are gone, when the frenzy is finished, when our email inboxes are empty — the only thing that will have any lasting value is whether we’ve loved, and been loved.” – @oprah Thank you, @tommydidario, for the greatest year of my life. ❤️ #HappyAnniversary 👬 📸: @studiotwoweddings
Ah, true love. Yummy ABC World News reporter Gio Benitez just celebrated his one-year anniversary with (equally yummy) husband Tommy DiDario.
“We can’t believe it’s already been a year!” says Benitez, who shared the couple’s wedding photos and love story with People last April. “They say time flies when you’re having fun, but when you’re in love, it really moves at the speed of light.”
Even though Benitez and DiDario, both 31, have spent 12 months wearing their matching platinum Tiffany’s wedding bands, DiDario has not yet adjusted to introducing Benitez as “my husband.”
“I can’t say it enough,” gushes DiDario, a social media influencer and branding consultant who first connected with Benitez on Instagram in January 2015. “I’m proud to say ‘my husband’ any chance that I get. He’s more than my spouse, he’s more than my partner — he’s my husband.”
Looking back on photos of the tropical wedding, “we truly feel that love,” says Benitez. “In fact, the wedding photos are still our backdrops on our phones!”
“To know that I was officially giving my life to the man who I want to spend forever with was a surreal feeling,” adds DiDario, whose sister Megs officiated the wedding. “One that will stay with me always.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Gio and Tommy go on to share the five greatest lessons they’ve learned so far (including “Making Time For Adventure and Keeping a Sense of Wonder,” “Surrounding Yourself With Love and Positivity,” and “Creating Your Own Traditions”). Read those lessons here.
The #EiffelTower opened 127 years ago today on March 31, 1889. Ever since, it’s caught our eyes and captured our hearts. If it were a living, breathing being — in my mind, it very well could be — I’d tell @TourEiffelOfficielle, “thank you for making memories that much more beautiful.” Happy #EiffelTowerDay! ❤ 📸: @paris_photographer #Paris
Celebrating the gift of love today. ❤@tommydidario makes Valentine’s Day extra special for me (as you can see by the wrapping paper 😍), but whether or not you have a “Valentine” today, let’s all celebrate love together — the love we share with our friends, family, the world around us, and of course, the people we are honored to spend our lives with. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🌹