It was an exciting weekend for Strongman athlete Rob Kearney as he won the Arnold Strongman Classic Australia, married his fiance Joey Alexio, and celebrated with a picture joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger who congratulated the couple for their big life event.
“I think this is a first: winning the @arnoldsports Strongman and getting married in the same weekend. Congratulations guys. I was honored to celebrate with you,” wrote Schwarzenegger in his Twitter post.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 17, 2019
Rob Kearney came out to the public with his sexual preference in 2014 making him the firstly openly gay international Strongman competitor. But he’s received lots of support and never had any issues because of his sexual orientation. “I have been contacted by numerous World’s Strongest Man competitors expressing their support for me,” Kearney told the Huffington Post.
The couple posted a picture of them on Half Moon Bay Beach after they said their wedding vows…
“March 17th, 2019 is a day that i will never forget. Today is the day that I OFFICIALLY MARRIED MY BEST-FRIEND! @worlds_strongest_gay you will always have my heart and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us”.
Kearney’s win qualified him for the 2020 Arnold Strongman Classic in Columbus, Ohio due to his win in Australia.
Congrats to Rob Kearney and Joey Alexio!