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Old Lady Photobombs Same-Sex Marriage Proposal and Goes Viral

A photo capturing a same-sex marriage proposal has gone viral after the photographer accidentally recorded the reaction of an older lady in the background.

Chicago resident Jessica Rodriguez she was so nervous about proposing to her partner Chelsea Miller that she didn’t notice the crowd gathered around them at the Art Institute of Chicago.

It wasn’t until they were looking through photos afterwards that they noticed one lady looking very moved by the proposal.

“I don’t think we realised she was there,” she said. “We were so nervous.

“We were going over the photos my friend Ed Sanchez took (and) we discovered that gem with her sweet reaction.

“It really made that photo even more special.”

Ms Rodriguez’s brother Carlos Jair posted the photo on Twitter and it has gone viral, getting more than 53,000 retweets and 150,000 likes. Ms Rodriguez said in an Instagram post she chose the gallery for the proposal because of their love for art.

Even 50 Shades of Grey writer EL James retweeted it and congratulated the couple.

Ms Rodriguez, who is a second-year law student, said her fiance was a fan of the books so she freaked out when she saw James’ comment.

“(We) definitely were not expecting that, or the amount of people that gathered in the gallery to watch and clap for us. It has been quite shocking and something we are not used to,” she said.

She said 95 per cent of the reaction had been positive, although 5 per cent had been homophobic or objectifying comments.

“I think we are making progress in the world to be more accepting. We definitely appreciate that,” she said.

“We have loved every single sweet comment from around the world.”

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