First comes diploma, then comes engagement. That’s what happened for University of North Texas graduate Charmecia Goree on May 11 when her boyfriend of four years Joshua Okpara dropped down to one knee in front of thousands of fellow students, teachers and proud parents.

Goree, 21, and Okpara, also 21, met freshman year in English class. The two quickly became best friends before making it official.

Okpara, who’s a native of Nigeria but currently lives in Denton, Texas, said he had been planning this moment since their freshman year. “I made a promise to her — I don’t think she even remembers this — but I said if you’re able to wait [to have sex] with me until marriage Read more from goodmorningamerica.com…

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