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The story of how Colman Domingo met his hubby makes us believe in true love again

The story of how Colman Domingo met his hubby makes us believe in true love again

The story of how Colman Domingo met his hubby makes us believe in true love again
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Who knew Craigslist missed connection ads could ACTUALLY work??

We love how much Oscar-nominated actor and Out cover star Colman Domingo is changing Hollywood, and we also love how much support he gets from his husband, Raúl.

The two have been together for nearly two decades, and Domingo told the story of how the two met on his recent appearance on the Graham Norton Show, noting that it all started with a “missed connections” ad.

Taking us back to a Walgreens in Berkeley, California in 2005, Domingo recounts that he was “walking in, and I see someone walking out, has beautiful hair down to here [past his shoulders], lip piercing, beautiful. I see this guy, and we look at each other. I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’”

Domingo said he was talking on the phone at the time and Raúl was talking to a woman who seemed upset about something, and that his initial attempt to grab Raúl’s attention went unnoticed.

“I get off the phone. They walk off down the street, but he keeps looking back, and I wave, but he just keeps going, and then I’m just dumbfounded and I end up in a Blockbuster across the street.”

After they went their separate ways, Domingo wanted to try posting a missed connections ad on Craigslist, saying, “I wondered if they worked because I would read them on the subway.”

However, when he perused the Missed Connections ads already there, he saw one that said, “Saw you outside of Walgreens. Berkeley,” and realized Raúl had already posted one two hours before.

“I jumped up, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? That’s me!’ He described me with my faux hawk — it was 2005.”

The two met up three days later for their first date, where he “tried to be a good boy and go home,” but said Raúl convinced him to stay over “to cuddle.” In the middle of the night, when Domingo thought Raúl was sleeping, he told him that he loved him and thought he was about to change his life forever — they’ve been together ever since.

Cheers to hopeless romantics getting a win like this, and for the success of a missed connections ad on Craigslist! Watch Colman tell us the romantic AF story in the video below.

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