Sponsored by Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Fiji | Jennifer Hudson helped pull off the perfect proposal!
Franklin Griffin wrote to “The Jennifer Hudson Show” to ask for help proposing to his long-term girlfriend, Portia Cotton, who is a big fan.
The couple has been together for about four years and connected on Facebook after discovering they both used to work at the same place and had mutual friends. Franklin planned their first date at a banana festival and had no idea bananas were Portia’s least favorite food! (Good thing they can both laugh about it now!)
Franklin told the show it was love at first sight for him, and as soon as he met Portia, he knew he was going to marry her.
Portia was sitting in the audience with Franklin, thinking she was just enjoying a taping of the show, when they both were called down to the stage by Jennifer under the pretense of playing a game to win a trip. JHud and Franklin had a surprise in store for her!
After chatting with the lovely couple for a few minutes, Jennifer guided the couple over to the middle of a beautiful winter wonderland scene on the stage — and Franklin proposed!
Jennifer asked Portia how she felt, and through tears, Portia held up her engagement ring and declared, “Girl, I’m getting married!”
Jennifer had another surprise in store for both of them: She gifted Franklin and Portia a six-night stay at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Fiji and round-trip airfare on Fiji Airways!
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Fiji, tucked away off the coast of Fiji’s main Island, Viti Levu, offers the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. From the distinctive 18 Fijian-style bungalows to 11 secluded white sandy beaches for private island picnics, to water sport activities and a visit to the famous Sawa-I-Lau Caves where the feature film “The Blue Lagoon” was originally filmed, thisone-island unspoiled tropical paradise is the ultimate honeymoon retreat that includes three meals daily prepared by the resort’s culinary team and round-trip domestic airfare for two couples to the island and back to the mainland.
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