WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. — A lawyer from Wood-Ridge got the surprise of her life when her girlfriend proposed to her on national television — and she said yes.
Rachel Rodriguez, an "American Ninja Warrior" competitor on seasons 8 and 9, met fiancee Candace Leach, 33, in a Facebook group and then later at a training event hosted by the group at an obstacle gym.
The episode aired on on July 17 ( Season 9, Episode 7 ).
"I had an idea it was going to happen that weekend," said Rodriguez, 36, "but wasn't sure when."
They have been dating since April 2016 and they say so far the motto is true: "Couples who train together, stay together."
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