Roxette’s Per Gessle Surprises Gay Couple Who Made Viral Video Of His Hit Song

It must have been love!

When it comes to exciting ways to celebrate your engagement, it doesn’t get much better than receiving well wishes from your favorite pop star on national television.

We told you last year about Jacob and David, a Polish couple who were shocked and thrilled when the video they made for the Roxette song “Some Other Summer” was shared by the band’s male vocalist, Per Gessle.

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But the pop star turned it up a notch this month when he surprised the couple on stage at the QX GayGala—the Swedish equivalent of the NewNowNext Awards—in Stockholm with a bottle of champagne in honor of their upcoming wedding in June.

The guys were asked to come on the show to present an award in celebration of their video going viral last year, but were stunned to discover it was actually just an elaborate scheme to surprise them.

Watch it all go down in the adorable clip below.


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