Jarrod Haschert's dreams are coming true!
The United States Marine Corps member gained some fame last week after his invitation to Ronda Rousey on Facebook went viral. Haschert asked Rousey to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball, which is in December, because she is his No. 1 "celebrity crush."
Ever the considerate gentleman, Haschert understood that timing could be tricky because of Rousey's training ahead of her fight against Holly Holm, but lucky for Haschert it was rescheduled to November, so she can make it!
"I actually can go but I don't know how to hit him up and say 'I want to go with you!'" she says in a video posted on TMZ. "I would go for sure."
Not only does she enthusiastically accept his invitation, she also implies that he's her type! "He's cute!" she tells the photographer.
Hey guys, I'm trying to take Ronda Rousey to the Marine Corps Ball this year and I need your help to reach out to her and her fans. Please share this post and video. Thank you!!Posted by Jarrod Hash on Saturday, August 22, 2015
But there are a couple of catches. Haschert might have to round up some single friends just in case Rousey brings along some of her own pals. The second catch, however, really shouldn't be a catch at all because #chivalry. Rousey explains in the video that she's "not a first date kind of girl," so he should act like a gentleman the whole evening. Based on his video, we have no doubt that he'll be incredibly well mannered—he's a marine, after all!
Rousey wouldn't be the first star date to accompany a U.S. Marine to a special gala event. Mila Kunis, Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, and Kristin Cavallari are among the celebs who have attended Marine balls in the past.
Thank goodness for those 4 million viewers who watched Haschert's video—they made it happen!
Congratulations, and have a great time at the ball Dec. 11!