It sounds like this couple just made some friends in high places!
When Drew Bargsley, 30, got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend Chelsea Townsend, 26, at a Garth Brooks concert in Oklahoma City Saturday night, the country legend himself took notice. Brooks must have felt pretty honored that his show was the location of a marriage proposal, because he then offered to pay for the couple’s honeymoon — on one condition.
Watch Brooks’ mid-concert conversation with Bargsley and spur-of-the-moment honeymoon offer in this video posted to Facebook by Chaz Cook, who sat in front of the couple at the show.
After the audience alerted Brooks of the proposal, the singer began talking with the couple from the stage. Bargsley tells Brooks he had been planning to propose during the song “Unanswered Prayers” for three months. That’s when the musician asks Townsend where she’d like to go on her honeymoon, and offers to pay for a Hawaiian getaway as the crowd cheers. Sounds like the couple’s prayers were answered after all!
Later, Brooks’ wife and singing partner Trisha Yearwood joins him onstage, where she is informed for the first time that her husband would be paying for the honeymoon. Watch her reaction below, which was originally posted to YouTube.
Yearwood congratulates Bargsley and Townsend in the clip, but then jokes that no one else is allowed to get engaged at the concert. LOL!
According to TODAY, the couple from Hurst, Texas has been together for three years and has a one-year-old daughter. They had not expected to go on any sort of extravagant honeymoon.
“I didn’t think we’d ever get further than a couple states outside of Texas for our honeymoon,” Bargsley said. “[Brooks] put on a tremendous show, so there was no reason to give us anything that he did. We’re just real grateful.”
A member of Brooks’ team took the couple’s information, and said they will be in touch.