This is awesome! I love that Ellen does so much with Philly families! Kate Austin is from Philly and got Ellen’s attention with a tweet showing her proposal to fianceé Sarah Sulsenti. In the tweet, Austin asked DeGeneres to walk her down the aisle at the couple’s wedding because her parents aren’t comfortable with the fact that she is gay, and won’t be at the ceremony.
hi @chrissyteigen & @TheEllenShow!! my parents aren’t going to attend my wedding because they don’t like that i’m gay! i need someone to walk me down the aisle and someone else for a “father/daughter” dance. plz come, my fiancée and i would cry ???? #shootingmyshot pic.twitter.com/DGcH2KQq5f— kate austin (@KateAustin_) November 5, 2019
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being back in my hometown feels weird ????????♀️ it’s the first time i have been home where i haven’t seen my parents or gone to their house. their home hasn’t been my home in years but thinking about it now, it feels like strangers live there. when we first started driving through familiar areas, i felt nostalgic and had my first wave of sadness in a while. when i’m away, it’s easy to push my parents and our issues under the rug. when i’m here, everything reminds me of a life i used to live. last night, i reminded myself that i am not the reason that this is the way it is. i am not the reason that their daughter is no longer in their life. i did everything i could and had to draw a healthy line. it’s okay to not be strong all the time. it’s okay to feel sad and miss people who aren’t good for you. it’s okay to let yourself go through whatever emotions come your way. then remind yourself that you are doing what’s best for you. you are protecting you and drawing healthy boundaries for you. you are strong and valid and don’t let anyone make you feel different. life’s weird. adult relationships are weird. we’re doing the best we can and those paths aren’t linear. i love you!!