The story of how Brendon Urie met his wife thanks to Hayley Williams has gone viral
20 February 2020, 16:02 | Updated: 20 February 2020, 16:07
Paramore's Hayley Williams was Brendon Urie and Sarah Urie's matchmaker.
Last week (14 Feb), one of Brendon's biggest fans tweeted: "Brendon Urie fell in love with his wife at first sight but she was not single & he bid her goodbye with 'i hope everything works out for you' 8 months later, Hayley Williams introduced them again & they celebrate 11 years of their relationship today happy valentines day everyone [sic]." The tweet immediately went viral.
And it's true. Brendon previously opened up about how he fell in love with Sarah on the D&M podcast and it really was that romantic.
Brendon Urie fell in love with his wife at first sight but she was not single & he bid her goodbye with ‘i hope everything works out for you’ 8 months later, Hayley Williams introduced them again & they celebrate 11 years of their relationship today happy valentines day everyone— fₐ’ (@dreamsiinflate) February 14, 2020
Speaking about how he met Sarah, Brendon explained that he was instantly attracted to her: "You know it's so wild. When I first met her, we were on tour. So I wake up in Detroit. It's the middle of summer, we're sweating like it's so hot out there. I wake up in the bus. I open up the blind and I see this girl standing outside the bus and I'm like dumbfounded. I am speechless. I'm like who is this most gorgeous creature I've ever seen in my entire life. I need to talk to her."
Brendon then continued: "Finally we get to hang out after the show and we hang out for a couple of hours, we have a drink. Then I find out she has a boyfriend and apparently it wasn't going well. And I was like 'no'. So I had to tell her if you don't leave I'm going to kiss you and I'm not about being a homewrecker. Eight months go by and my heart is broken this whole time. I fall into despair. I was a sad little piece of crap."
Thankfully, Hayley intervened: "So then actually, Hayley from Paramore, I give her all the credit because she was with a chap from New Found Glory at the time and Panic was playing a show with New Found Glory. So Hayley says, 'Hey Sarah, we're friends, why don't you come down? Brendon's single, you're single now,' and she had been single for a while I guess."
Brendon then said that he was "trying to impress her" during the show: "I'm doing more backflips than I usually do because I see her. I finally talk with her afterwards and I was like I'd like to get to know you better and from that night onwards we never stopped talking. From that point on we just kind of lived together ever since and it has been perfect."
Brendon ended the interview saying: "If I hadn't have waited those eight months and taken a chance, who knows where I'd be? I'd probably be way less happy. I mean having her by my side and right behind me is kind of the greatest thing I could receive."
Our hearts. All hail queen matchmaker Hayley Williams!