Singer and Dynasty actress Elizabeth “Liz” Gillies met producer and composer Michael Corcoran years ago—but it took a while before they started dating. “I always had a crush on him,” Liz says. “But I played it cool.” They’d been dating for six years when they decided it was ultimately time to get married. Liz had been working in Atlanta for the past two years and traveling on the weekend to see Michael and their dogs in Los Angeles. “Once Dynasty got picked up for a third season, I not-so-subtly suggested that he relocate so that we could start a new chapter in Atlanta,” Liz admits. “Luckily, he agreed, and we bought a house together. He’s a California guy through and through, so it was a big deal for him to leave L.A. and move to the Southeast.”
The day after they closed on the house, Michael arrived in town, and they went over to go look at it again. “When we got there, he started leading me down to the backyard,” Liz remembers. “I had no idea what he was doing. All of a sudden he got down on one knee and proposed to me right there. I was totally surprised. It was a perfect proposal.”
“I had to travel with the ring in my pocket all day,” Michael says. “It was tripping me out to have it on me for so long. I was definitely relieved when I was finally able to propose, and she said yes.”
They set a date for April 25, 2020, which also happens to be their French bulldog Otis’s birthday. They planned to get married at the St. Regis in Atlanta, but eventually, like so many couples planning to get married this past spring, they had to move the wedding due to the pandemic
Learn more about how this couple had to adjust their wedding plans like so many others due to the pandemic, including their plans to travel to the venue in an RV. The full story from Vogue here.
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