RAPPER Guaynaa proposed to YOUTUBE influencer Lele Pons during his concert at 2022 Tomorrowland on July 31.
The couple revealed they had begun dating in an Instagram post in December 2020.
Who is Guaynaa?
Rapper Guaynaa, whose real name is Jean Carlos Santiago Pérez, became known for his reggaetón single ReBoTa which was released in 2019.
Guaynaa introduced his own sound and look into his music, surprising fans who watched his music videos and found the clean-cut, sophisticated artist to contradict what they had envisioned.
“You’ll never know who an artist really is when you give him fake teeth, or a chain that will probably hit his abuela in the face when he asks for la bendición,” Guaynaa told POPSUGAR dans 2020.
He said he had always looked different from other artists who sang similar genres of music, including many of his friends.
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“I was always surrounded by rappers, or friends that dressed up like rappers,” il a dit, adding that they began calling him “el Guaynabito” because he dressed and looked like he was from Guaynabo.
“Guaynabo is an area in Puerto Rico where — according to the island’s sayings — the rich people live,” Guaynaa told the outlet.
Despite what his outward appearance might display, Guaynaa’s family came from humble beginnings.
His father was a sugarcane cutter from Puerto Rico and his mother came from a background of struggle to find a way out of poverty.
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“My mom arrived in Puerto Rico with my Cuban grandfather, who was a political prisoner, when she was six years old. My grandfather, grand-mère, and my mom only had $10 to their names,” il a dit.
“Essentiellement, I come from a family that earned everything through a lot of sweat and tears. I don’t represent that I was raised in a golden cradle, but sometimes I look like that.”
Guaynaa got his first introduction to fame in 2017 when he recorded a freestyle about the hurricane that tore through Puerto Rico.
It was at that moment that he realized the impact reggaeton could have on people.
He released his first EP titled BRB in 2020 following the success of ReBoTa.
“I want this EP to make people happy. I want everyone to take these songs and create beautiful memories with them,” Guaynaa told POPSUGAR at the time.
“I want them to perrear, to enjoy, to laugh, to have fun with it, to feel that warmth that brings us together.”
When did Guaynaa and Lele Pons start dating?
Guaynaa and Lele Pons, whose full name is Eleonora Pons Maronese, met in 2019, but rumors of a relationship circulated after the pair collaborated on the urban track, Se Te Nota.
The first post indicating their potential romance appeared in August 2020, when Pons promoted their new song.
A fire emoji and a heart captioned a blooper video of Guaynaa and Pons behind the scenes at the recording studio and enjoying their free time together.
toutefois, it wasn’t until December 2020 that the two confirmed they were dating.
Alongside a photo of the pair kissing in the snow, Pons wrote in her Instagram post: “MINE (It’s official).”
The couple’s relationship grew when they took a trip to Puerto Rico together in January 2021 and in August, they bought a house and moved in together.
When did they get engaged?
Guaynaa took the next step in his relationship when he got down on one knee on stage at the Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium on July 31, 2022.
As Pons was on stage finishing her set, Guaynaa walked onstage to propose, prompting an enthusiastic and tearful “Oui.”
DJ Steve Aoki was performing at that moment and announced that the proposal was the first to happen on stage in Tomorrowland’s history.
“We’re getting married!!! I love you with all my heart @guaynaa !! Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you! 100x YESS!!!” Pons wrote on Instagram.