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Are You The One? Contestants Uche Nwosu and Clinton Moxam’s Romantic Engagement Story and Shoot

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

everwild love & Abby Jiu Photography

Uche Nwosu and Clinton Moxam met as cast members on MTV’s reality dating show Are You The One? “Both of us went there solely for the experience and ended up falling in love,” she explains. The show uses a matchmaking algorithm to pair people up and deem them as pre-determined “Perfect Matches,” but no one is told before who their match is. Then everyone spends weeks in a house trying to couple up everyone correctly for prize money of up to one million dollars.

Uche and Clinton thought they were a Perfect Match, but the algorithm didn’t say the same, which was surprising, considering viewers had coined their couple name as #Cluche already. Their season ended up winning by finding their matches, and the cast went home with the prize money. After the show, Uche and Clinton were in both in Florida and started dating without any reality television cameras. A little while later, they moved to L.A. together.

The two actually got engaged three years to the date when they first met. “The plans for the engagement changed several times, due to the fact that we were at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Clinton explains. “Originally, I wanted to propose to Uche with family members around in New Orleans, where we first met, but we were stuck in L.A. and none of our family would be able to attend.”

Over FaceTime with her parents, he asked for Uche’s hand in marriage, and her mom insisted on being in town for the proposal. After a few months of lockdown, Uche’s mother was able to fly out to celebrate.

On a sunny day in Malibu, the couple drove out to the beach at golden hour, and Clinton got down on one knee. “While taking the ring out of my pocket, I almost dropped it, and then while asking Uche if she would marry me, I had the ring facing me,” Clinton remembers. She of course excitedly said yes!

“Although we had some challenges leading up to our engagement, and my nerves the day of almost forced me to throw the ring over a cliff, it turned out to be the most perfect day,” Clinton says. The two are excited to wed this September at Palmer House Chicago. “I can’t wait until the wedding day—then babies, very soon!”