Bride and Prejudice: Dad walks Ange down the aisle

Bride and Prejudice
Ange hugs her father on 'Bride and Prejudice'.

A deeply religious dad has put his views aside to attend his lesbian daughter’s wedding during the heartwarming finale of Bride and Prejudice.

John had told his daughter Ange that he couldn’t accept her relationship with her fiancee Dylan because of his religious beliefs.

He shocked viewers at the start of the series by telling Ange she was “confused” about her sexuality because of the death of her mother and she couldn’t feel “true happiness” without a heterosexual relationship.

And in the show’s emotional finale on Monday night, Ange gave her dad an ultimatum ahead of the wedding – accept her relationship or don’t come.

“I want you to be there. I want you to walk me down the aisle. I want you to be at the wedding,” she said.

“But if you’re there tomorrow, I want you to accept it.”

But a conflicted John replied that his head kept telling him that “it’s not the way God designed us,” leaving Ange stunned.

On the day of the wedding, Ange was still waiting for her dad to arrive and walk her down the aisle but the bride-to-be quickly losing hope.

“I think it was just too much for him,” she said.

“I think that his beliefs are just so strong that he just couldn’t deal with it.

“It scares me because I don’t know where he is.

“So much of me wants to leave and go find him, but at the same time this is our day so I need to be here.”

Bride and Prejudice dad wants ‘the best’ for lesbian daughter

But at the last minute before the wedding, John arrived, smiling. He explained to Ange he’d decided to come to the wedding after remembering a promise he made to her mother, who died when Ange was six.

“I promised my wife that I would be there for the children at all times,” he said.

Hugging his daughter, John went on, “I am proud of who you are today and the person that you are. I love you.

“I just want you to know that I accept what you are doing here today and I accept you for who you are.

“I just want the best for you and Dylan and I just want the best for your future.”

Ange and Dylan, who are from Brisbane, tied the knot at an evening ceremony in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Ange said of her father’s change of heart, “That’s something that I never thought I would hear from his mouth, ever.

“It may seem like it’s just been weeks from this process but it has actually been years… I came out a long time ago.

“It’s been a fight for that long up until now.

“To hear that is just amazing… especially on the best day of my life.”

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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