The wedding bells are ringing! Everyone’s favoritePoseCouple, Angel and Papi (Indya Moore and Angel Bismark Curiel), mightfinallytie the knot … if all goes well, that means.
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Angel and Papi first met as siblings in Blanca’s (MJ Rodriguez) chosen family. When they got together in season 2, it was clear that this game was going to stay. Over time, they have proven that their relationship is vulnerable, supportive and loving.
We’ve followed these two through many of the ups and downs of the FX drama – take a look at some of their key moments over the past three seasons below.
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In season 1, sparks weren’t flying between the two future lovebirds yet. In the series pilot, Papi joins the House of Evangelista after losing to her former house, the House of Abundance. Angel lays down the rules with Papi, saying no drugs, no gentleman callers and everything you wipe belongs to the community.
Their sibling dynamic changes in Season 2 when Angel breaks off her tumultuous relationship with businessman Stan Bowes (Evan Peters) in the Season 1 finale. When Angel and Papi get together in season 2, Papi reveals, I knew you were the one since I first saw you.
Papi becomes protective
When Angel is recognized by a photographer who forces her to take nude photos, she thinks her modeling career is over. She confides in Papi and he and Blanca make sure the photos aren’t leaked by stealing the pictures and beating up the photographer.
This incredibly cathartic scene shows how much Papi is willing to do to ensure Angel’s safety and success. He sees how much she wants to be a model outside the ballroom, and he believes and knows she will be. As he tells her at the Fresh Face Modeling Competition, none of these girls can hold a candle to you. Angel, you are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Angel and Papi’s flirtatious relationship eventually manifests into romance when they kiss in the park in season two. Papi asks Angel out on a date (with a beautiful waterfall!), and their romantic relationship is finally picking up steam.
This moment is not only picture perfect, but so gratifying for Angel after losing the Fresh Face modeling competition and following her past relationship with a man who tried to save her instead of uplift her. Papi appreciates them as equals and not as an experiment or phase.
The fashion world in 1990 was not always the most beautiful scene. Angel and Papi see this firsthand when they are offered cocaine at an exclusive industry party. Angel persuades Papi to indulge herself, risking her place in the family.
By this point, Papi had changed a lot since he was first kicked out of the Evangelista house in season 1 for dealing drugs. This storyline shows that his willingness to do anything for Angel is both his strength and his kryptonite.
One of the most romantic moments of the series is whenbothAngel and Papi get down on their knees and ask: Will you marry me?? To each other. After being outed as a transgender woman in the fashion world, Angel is devastated and thinks her modeling career is over. But at the Mother’s Day Ball, Papi reveals that he’s booked her an international commercial and she no longer has to be cooped up at work with him as her agent.
The two are so overwhelmed with hope for their future and love for each other that they both get down on one knee to ask the big question. I challenge you not to tear up as Papi and Angel kneel as equals who thrive in each other’s love.
In the third and final season, Lulu (Hailie Sahar) and Angel struggle with hard drugs, which strains Angel and Papi’s relationship. Angel is insecure about her career slump and paranoid because Papi sees her weaknesses. He reassures her, as always, how much she means to him. The following intervention allows Angel to seek help for her addiction when she attends an outpatient program.
The couple’s future
The future is never crystal clear, and this latest episode called into question many aspects of Angel and Papi’s relationship. While Angel had her extravagant bachelor party, Papi learns that he has a son, Beto, with his ex-girlfriend Marisol. He’s confident about raising his son, but Angel isn’t sure she can balance her sobriety with this new, unforeseen responsibility.
The preview for the episode of 30. May also reveals that Angel and Papi may have difficulty obtaining a marriage certificate due to transphobic marriage laws. WillPose‘s longest-running couple finally tie the knot or call it quits?