Mrs Carter: Sorry fanboys, Daniele is officially off the market.
Evel Dick Donato’s daughter, Daniele Donato, has been a favorite among “Big Brother” fans for years, first playing alongside her father in “Big Brother 8” and then returning for a fans vs favorites type set up in “Big Brother 13” and it was here that she met the love of her life, Dominic Briones. Although her father initially thought that the relationship wouldn’t last outside of the house, he turned out to be wrong as these two love birds tied the knot on Saturday, January 19th at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California.
In a new interview with US Weekly, Donato revealed that when she first met Briones she wasn’t exactly crazy about him, but that as they spent more time together her feelings for him changed. She said: “Truth be told, I really didn’t like him at first. I thought he was a little troublemaker. But we became friends, and although I didn’t like him like that, it just grew. After the finale, we became inseparable. We got to know each other really well, and we fell in love!”
In August of 2012 Briones decided to pop the question and ask Donato to be his wife. So where did the engagement take place? He said: “I took Dani on a road trip last August and we stopped at the St. Louis Zoo. We both love penguins, because they mate for life, so I set up a behind-the-scenes tour without her knowing. One of the zoo workers brought out two little penguins. As we were playing with them, I turned and popped the question right there. She loved it!”
Some of the wedding guests included a few former “Amazing Race” alumni as well as “Big Brother” couple Brendan and Rachel Reilly Villegas (who also met on the show, fell in love and got married.) So was her father Evel Dick invited to the wedding? According to his Twitter account her father was not in attendance. He said: “No, I was not invited to Dani’s wedding. But I did buy them everything on their registery list from Macys & Crate & Barrel. I wish Dani & Dom a long and happy life together.”
As for a honeymoon they have no immediate plans, but are hoping to be spontaneous and just go to the airport and take the next flight out to wherever that may be.