TikTok stars Nicky Champa and Pierre Boo tie the knot in secret Las Vegas ceremony
TikTok couple Nicky Champa and Pierre Boo got married in secret this summer, according to a TMZ report.
Social media stars Nicky Champa, 27, and Pierre ‘Boo’ Amaury Crespeau, 36, tied the knot at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to the outlet.
It’s claimed that the two influencers also took each other’s last names after the ceremony.
The couple, who are known for their wildly popular TikTok accounts, met in 2017 at an audition, as the two coincidentally shared the same manager.
Speaking to Gayety in February, Champa said: “We met at a movie audition; it’s a funny story. So, I texted my manager and I was like, this beautiful guy walked into the room… he was like, send me a picture of him.
“I sent him the picture and my manager… our manager texted me, was like, ‘He’s my client, Pierre. I just sent him the picture; talk to him.’
“I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I was so embarrassed and just wanted to die. And then I see him get up, and he came over to me, and the rest is history.”
In an interview with NBC News, Champa said that the pair hope to give young people a positive representation of a happy queer couple, something that he didn’t have when he was growing up.
“We never felt like we had a good representation of a happy, healthy queer couple,” he said.
“When I was growing up, it constantly was stories being told of suffering and pain – that we had to go through this negative journey through life.
“I was like, ‘I’m sick of that. That’s not helpful for me. I don’t want to put that out there. I want to portray happiness.'”
Many queer couples and influencers have found a home on TikTok, and while it’s been nothing but positive for fans all over the world, some places have taken issue with positive representation of LGBTQ+ lives.
The Russian government fined the platform earlier this month for promoting so-called “LGBT propaganda”.
Russian authorities issued the 3 million rouble (£44,000) fine on 4 October for violating its gay propaganda law, which prohibits the promotion of LGBTQ+ content to under-18s.
According to sources reported by Reuters, the case was based on accusations that TikTok was “promoting non-traditional values, LGBT, feminism, and a distorted representation of traditional sexual values.”
The LGBTQ+ propaganda law, which currently only affects content aimed at under-18s, was passed in 2013, with lawmakers now looking to expand the discriminatory law to cover adults.
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