Shalom Life | June 14, 2014

Israeli Couple Con Justin Timberlake with Fake Wedding Proposal [VIDEO]

The couple got the singer to pose for a selfie with them at his performance in Tel Aviv last night

By: Daniel Koren

Published: May 29th, 2014 in News » Israel

You got to hand it to Justin Timberlake.

The singer/songwriter knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. As such, during last night's performance in Tel Aviv - a day after he, his wife Jessica Biel and his parents visited the Kotel in Jerusalem - when Justin saw two fans with a sign that read "He'll propose to me if you take a selfie with us" (that should come as no surprise, as, after all, Tel Avivers are the 6th most selfiest people in the world) he went straight into the crowd and snapped a shot with their camera.

Subsequently, the man took out the engagement ring and proposed to his beloved, who said yes. Justin then wished the couple "all the blessings in the world."

It was certainly the most uplifting and heartwarming moment of the whole concert.

However, as the Times of Israel points out, the marriage proposal was actually a fake, as Eliran and Ilana Elgozi have already been married for the last two months.

Eliran went straight to Facebook following the concert, to explain that the proposal wasn't a scam to get a photo with the one and only Justin Timberlake, but a sweet, romantic gesture.

“Anybody who knows us knows that we have traveled a path that hasn’t been so short or easy,” he wrote. “Our first marriages were not so great (to say the least), and our wedding — how shall we say, everything that could have gone wrong did. We were not sad. Anybody who knows us knows that we always try to make the best out of what we have. And thank to our amazing friends we managed to have something modest, [albeit] far from the dream wedding of the bride. There was a feeling of loss in the air.”

After their wedding, Eliran recalled, he promised that he would make it up to his wife, and when she bought the two tickets to Justin's show, in the front row, no less, the wheels in his mind went into motion as he formulated a plan.

“Luckily Justin is an amazing guy… and helped me do it the right way this time,” Eliran wrote. “It was even more than I could have imagined.”

Watch the fake proposal below:

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