South Sudanese model Aweng Chuol got married to her fiancé Alexis weeks after the couple got engaged. Aweng, who was born in Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana and moved to Sydney, Australia aged 7, shared pictures from the wedding on social media to announce their marriage.
“Popped my engagement to my angelic, intelligent beyond perfect fiancé – to my entire village today. Anyways, Here is a mini complication of the life that I got to live, in love. In a place where I feel safe, in the arms of safety. I have many trust issues when it comes to relationships (we can get into context, in the near future). Furthermore, I was on my “it’s the 20’s let’s not title anything”. And then I thought about how I would feel to wake up next to a just anyone, and not an ALEXUS. You mean the world to me. Forever grateful for you, and the village that you’ve brought into my life.” …
“Hey everyone I just wanted to extend a huge thank you for welcoming my world into yours, and standing the earth out of our engagement. We have kept it under wraps for a while now, but I wanted my immediate family + friends and the people that’s made me to see how truly blessed I feel, having an amazing partner as my equal. I am not new to the truth that there are still homophobic people out there, people that just don’t get “it” or to the mere fact that where I was brought up, coming out / being out could literally get you shunned from your family / or worse. But I am okay, we are okay. We are in Love & have all of the support in the world. Remember to take a deep breath, and take 2020 for what it has in store for you. And always be true to you no matter what.” she wrote on Instagram
The 21-year-old New York-based model is a law student when she is not walking the runways of the fashion capitals.
Aweng took to Instagram to share a photograph of herself and her wife and captioned it, ‘Married my best friend today. I am. GEEKED’
Aweng shared her love moments with her ‘wife’ on Instagram days before the took step of marriage. The two couples are living a happy life in New York.