National anthem singer receives surprise proposal before Rays game

From singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to saying "Yes," a Tampa Bay Rays game will live forever for one woman.

Shauna Thorne sang the national anthem before the Rays-Texas Rangers game Sunday at Tropicana Field. Little did she know, her big day was only beginning.

After her performance, her 33-year-old boyfriend, Adam Deeb, knelt in the infield wearing a powder blue jersey. He popped the question. She said yes. The dome buzzed with excitement. Friends and family captured the moment with pictures and video.

Deeb told the Tampa Bay Times that he and Thorne, 30, have dated for two years. Deeb planned the proposal when Thorne suggested it would be exciting to sing before a Rays game. A tryout was held in February, and Deeb’€™s vision gained focus.

They’€™re planning a wedding for spring 2015. Love, they have. A flair for the dramatic? That too.

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