Demi Lovato helped her friends Shane Bitney Crone and Rayvon Owen get engaged on stage during the Los Angeles stop of her “Tell Me You Love Me” tour on Friday.
Lovato invites Owen, 26, and Crone, 32, on stage with her but Owen finds himself standing alone next to Lovato. While Owen tries to find where his boyfriend went Crone pops on stage through a trap door.
Owen appears shocked as Crone proposes and Owen says yes.
“Something you don’t know is that these are two of my really close friends. I’ve gotten to watch Shane go through so much and come out on the other side. Such a strong person who has now found the love of his life,” Lovato tells the crowd. “Now I’m going to sing you a song while I cry.”
She then proceeds to sing her song “Yes” as a video montage of the couple’s love story plays behind her.
Crone, who is an LGBT activist, chronicled the legal challenges he faced after his partner Tom Bridegroom’s sudden death in the documentary “Bridegroom.” Owen, who was a finalist on season 14 of “American Idol” came out as gay in his music video “Can’t Fight It,” which starred Crone as his love interest, in 2016.
“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, and I am beyond thrilled to officially call you my fiancé! You’ve made me a better man and I’ll forever be grateful to you for loving me unconditionally. I know with all of my heart that Tom would be so happy for us, and I thank you for honoring and respecting the fact that he will always be a part of my life,” Crone captioned photos and video of the special moment.
@RayvonOwen, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, and I am beyond thrilled to officially call you my fiancé! You’ve made me a better man and I’ll forever be grateful to you for loving me unconditionally. I know with all of my heart that Tom would be so happy for us, and I thank you for honoring and respecting the fact that he will always be a part of my life. —————————————————- I have to give a huge thank you to @ddlovato for being a supportive friend and for helping make last night possible. It was one of the greatest moments of my life! I also want to thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for young people, and particularly the LGBT community. Your heart, your voice, and your activism make everyone feel accepted, less alone, more empowered and more hopeful. ❤️ —————————————————- Thank you to @matthew_scott_montgomery, @sirahsays, @adreeneyc, @kelseykershner and Demi’s team for helping pull last night off and thank you to everyone out there who has supported me, as well as my relationship with Rayvon. Your support through the years has not gone unnoticed and I would not be where I am without all of you. ❤️🏳️🌈#LoveIsLouder #LoveWins #TellMeYouLoveMeTour
Owen posted his own memory of the night with photos and video of the proposal and Lovato’s performance.
“I said yes…hands down the happiest night of my entire life. @shanebitneycrone, i am beyond excited and honored to spend the rest of my life with you. thank you @ddlovato for making this a moment that i will absolutely never ever forget,” Owen writes.