Rapper Guaynaa proposed to YOUTUBE influencer Lela Pons during his 2022 Tomorrowland concert on July 31st.
The couple revealed that they started dating in an Instagram post in December 2020.
Who is Guaina?
Rapper Guainaa, whose real name is Jean Carlos Santiago Pérez, rose to prominence with his reggaeton single ReBoTa released in 2019.
Guaynaa presented his own sound and perspective on his music, surprising fans who watched his music videos and found a crisp, sophisticated artist that ran contrary to what they imagined.
“You will never know who the artist really is if you give him false teeth or a chain that will probably hit his grandmother in the face when he asks for labención,” Guainaa said. POPSUGAR in 2020.
He said that he has always been different from other artists performing similar genres of music, including many of his friends.
“I was always surrounded by rappers or friends who dressed like rappers,” he said, adding that they started calling him “El Guaynabito” because he dressed and looked like he was from Guaynabo.
“Guaynabo is an area in Puerto Rico where, according to the sayings of the island, rich people live,” Guaynaa told the publication.
Despite what his appearance may reflect, the Guaynaa family came from humble origins.
His father was a sugar cane cutter from Puerto Rico and his mother was from poverty.
“My mom came to Puerto Rico with my Cuban grandfather, who was a political prisoner, when she was six years old. My grandpa, grandma and my mom only had $10 in their name,” he said.
“In fact, I am from a family that has earned more and more sweat and tears. I can’t imagine that I grew up in a golden cradle, but sometimes I look like this.”
Guaynaa first rose to fame in 2017 when he freestyled a hurricane that swept through Puerto Rico.
It was at this point that he realized the impact reggaeton could have on people.
He released his first EP titled BRB in 2020 following the success of ReBoTa.
“I want this EP to make people happy. I want everyone to take these songs and make great memories with them,” Guaina said in an interview with POPSUGAR.
“I want them to remember, enjoy, laugh, have fun, feel the warmth that unites us.”
When did Guaina and Lele Pons start dating?
Guainaa and Lele Pons, whose full name is Eleonora Pons Maronese, met in 2019, but dating rumors spread after the pair worked together on the urban track Se Te Nota.
The first post pointing to their potential romance came in August 2020 when Pons was promoting his new song.
A fire emoji and a heart captioned the gag video of Guaina and Pons backstage at a recording studio enjoying their free time together.
However, it wasn’t until December 2020 that they confirmed they were dating.
Alongside a photo of the couple kissing in the snow, Pons wrote in her Instagram post, “ME (it’s official).”
The couple’s relationship solidified when they traveled to Puerto Rico together in January 2021, and in August they bought a house and moved in together.
When did they get engaged?
Guaina took the next step in their relationship when they got down on one knee on stage at the Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium on July 31, 2022.
As Pons was finishing her set on stage, Guainaa took the stage to propose, prompting an enthusiastic and tearful yes.
DJ Steve Aoki was speaking at that point, announcing that the proposal was the first in Tomorrowland’s history to be made on stage.
“We are getting married!!! I love you with all my heart @guaynaa !! Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you! 100 times YES!!!” Pons posted on Instagram.