Stepdad Stops Wedding For 'One More Vow' For Stepson | Happily TV

A groom stopped his wedding ceremony at the altar for "one more vow" which he emotionally dedicated to his beloved stepson. Katrel Ortiz, 35, from New York, has been in nine-year-old Adrian's life since he was six years old, having met his mom Genesis ten years earlier, when the pair were in college. Genesis and Katrel reconnected at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and right away Adrian took to Katrel, even giving him a nickname, ‘Big Bird’, which still holds today. Due to the lockdowns, Adrian – who is known as ‘Little Bird’ to Katrel – had a lot of time to start bonding with his new stepdad, staying inside and playing card games, board games, and indoor sports. With the pair sharing a father-son relationship by the time it was Katrel and Genesis's big day, Katrel decided he wanted to do something special to surprise his stepson. The gesture itself was a surprise to Genesis, 32, too. As the pair stood on the altar at Nanina’s In The Park, in Belleville, New Jersey, Katrel read out his vows to his new wife, before stopping the ceremony to say he had one more vow to read. He then went on to reveal he called the vows “A Promise To My Son,” fighting back tears before declaring how much Adrian meant to him and how the youngster had taught him to be a dad.