Love Wins! Controversial and Cyberbullied Hand-Holding Thai-German Gay Couple Gets Married

By  | 6 years ago

Do you still remember the Thai-German gay couple whose photo went viral online? Well, they already tied the knot!

The photo of the gay couple, holding hands while riding the train, had drawn mixed reactions from the online community.

Some expressed their support for the couple calling it a sign of true love and gender equality, while some called it like some sort of insanity, specifically pointing out the looks of the Thai compared to his German boyfriend.

Thai German Gay Couple Photo Went Viral

After few days of silence (after the photo went viral), One of the couple decided to voice out his feelings via Instagram. He said:

“I’m not a famous actor nor a public person who knows how to handle criticism… I’m just ME.

We’re just another average couple working hard to get to be together.”

In spite of the criticisms and harsh words they got online, the couple remained together and stayed strong in the name of love.

And to show the world that the feelings they have for each other is indeed true, they decided to get married and recently tied the knot in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Thai German Gay Couple Married

Nararuj “Mond” Kaendi and his German boyfriend, Thorsten Middelhof, got married in Aachen, Germany.

Thai German Gay Couple Got Married

Nararuj “Mond” Kaendi and his German boyfriend, Thorsten Middelhof, got married in Aachen, Germany

Congratulations to the loving couple!


  1. Alli

    November 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I must get out more. This is the first I’ve heard of this. I had not seen the photos nor heard about this at all.

  2. Sarah Ebner

    November 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Yes, congratulations to them and I hope they have a very happy future together. I don’t think any of us would be too pleased if we were suddenly pushed into the limelight like that – glad they dealt with it so well.

  3. Anita Fonte

    November 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love this story. Never judge less you be judged. If you are in love then be in love and let no one;s comments get involved.

  4. James

    November 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    If two people are in love to hell with what anyone else thinks. I am glad they were able to persevere. Their continued commitment to each other despite adversity is a testament to their love. This is yet another example of how love wins.

  5. Ali Williams (@skinnygfchef)

    November 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Everyone has a right to be happy. Good for them!

  6. Jelli

    November 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I’m like Alli. Never heard about the photo or the public discrimination.

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    November 4, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    They look so happy in the photos! Surprisingly, I had not heard of this story, but I’m glad to learn about it here!

  8. Angelic Sinova

    November 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I remember this story! It’s so glad to hear that they’re happily married now. I’m so HAPPY EVERYONE has the right marry now. Love is love <3

  9. Heather

    November 4, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I didn’t know anything about this. While my religious beliefs make it strange for me, its none of my business and my opinion holds no merrit on their happiness. You have to live your own life and not care so much about what other people think and it sounds like they are doing just that.

  10. Mar

    November 5, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Yay For love winning!

  11. Mistee Dawn

    November 5, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Aw, I am so glad that they were able to get married. Congrats to them! May they have a bright future!

  12. Shell

    November 5, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I have never heard of this photo before now. It is funny the things that go viral.

  13. Tyra

    November 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I hadn’t heard about this at all! I am so glad they followed their hearts and would not be deterred. Kudos to them!

  14. nazma

    November 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    They look so happy in the pictures 🙂 i wish them best of luck

  15. Chantal

    November 6, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I am not very current in the news world so had not heard about this couple before! I am so glad that they got married and ignored the haters! Looks like they had a beautiful day!

  16. Colette S

    November 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

    I have not heard about this before either.
    It’s interesting the things that go viral and how much I miss.

  17. Lindsay Coughlin

    November 6, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I had not heard of this story either, but what a beautiful ending! They had to seriously stay strong though everything and it;s amazing what love can do! Good for them! <3

  18. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    November 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I like everyone unless they are mean/rude to me.

  19. Elizabeth O.

    November 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I am so happy for them. They deserve the best that life can give. I hope they hold on to each other for the rest of their lives. How romantic!

  20. Liz Mays

    November 21, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I’m glad they were able to get happily married! I can’t believe they were bullied about that photo.

  21. Ourfamilyworld

    November 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I’m glad that they remained strong despite the criticisms. Congratulations to them!