In modern society, we don’t often believe something called “fairytale love” and consider it as an abnormal phenomenon. However, we may change our mind when knowing about the love story of Chris Medina, who was named in the top 40 out of 327 contestants joining American Idol Season 10.
The 26-year-old Chicago native Chris Medina won the hearts of American Idol judges and fans not only by his heart-touching songs and incredible performances but also by his strong love to his fiancée though she suffered severe brain damage, which left her nearly paralyzed, and facial fractures in a horrific car accident on her way home.
The October 2009 accident happened just before two months the time the couple planned to walk down the aisle. Medina proposed to her at the Starbucks where she worked as a barista in 2007.
A sweet moment of Chris Medina and Juliana Ramos before Ramos suffered from serious brain damage
Chris Medina gives his love a sweet kiss
Though many people complained about the so-called “Gorkey” effect, American Idol Season 8’s contestant, whose wife passed away due to a congenital heart disease four weeks before his audition, it is clear that Chris Medina’s love to his disabled fiancée is true, he along with her mother became her full-time caretakers and paid for her medical costs.
Medina and Ramos planned to become husband and wife in December 2009
Medina plays guitar and sings beside his fiancée after she is nearly paralyzed
Despite Medina was not named in Idol's top 24 this year, this couldn’t stop the local musician from making his dream come true, affording for his fiancée’s medical costs and believing Juliana Ramos’s full recovery. Idol’s Judge Jennifer Lopez burst into tears when voting him off the show.
Medina performs at American Idol Season 10
Medina in tears when he performs “What Are Words”
After his elimination, Medina went into the studio with hitmaker Rodney Jerkins to record the song, “What Are Words” which made it debut on iTunes and spotted No. 24 on the iTunes top 200 charts. Particularly, the proceeds from downloads would go towards the Juliana Recovery Fund, a foundation for his fiancée Juliana Ramos.
Medina brings Ramos into the Milwaukee’s audition room to meet American Idol judges
The singer spent two years taking care of her
Medina always stands by his fiancée
Idol’s Judge Jennifer Lopez (center) burst into tears when voting him off the show
Chris Medina and his heart-touching song “What Are Words”
What do you feel after reading the article about Chris Medina and his fairytale love story to his fiancée? Let's think of Chris Mmedina’s “What Are Words” lyrics. “Anywhere you are, I am near. Anywhere you go, I'll be there. And I'm gonna be here forever more. Every single promise I keep. Cuz what kind of guy would I be If I was to leave when you need me most...”