Two divorcées who fell head over heels in love received dramatic ambush makeovers on Valentine’s Day ahead of their upcoming wedding.
For the special edition of the
Gail Morgan, 62, and Andy Foster, 65, from Manchester, Vermont, wowed the Today show team with the heartwarming story of how their love quickly blossomed after their first meeting.
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His and hers! Gail Morgan, 62, and Andy Foster, 65, from Manchester, Vermont, received stunning ambush makeovers on the Today show Thursday in honor of Valentine’s Day
Before: Gail and Andy wowed the Today show team with their love story, prompting them to get chosen for the special edition of the popular makeover segment
Before the couple unveiled their new looks, the two opened up about how they went from being acquaintances to an engaged couple over the course of four years.
‘I first met Gail through my work as a contractor. I found her to be effervescent, smart, and incredibly attractive,’ Andy explained in a voiceover.
Gail was also drawn to Andy, who charmed her with his sweet nature.
‘Andy has this way about him — always cheerful, always kind. I could see it in his face,’ she recalled.
During their trip down memory lane, Andy revealed that Gail was the one who made the first move when she called and asked him out four years ago.
Making the first move: The two divorcées fell head over heels in love four years ago after Gail called up Andy and asked him out
Aww! Gail, who had been divorced for nearly 18 years, knew ‘he was it’ for her after they shared their first meal together
Incredible story: ‘I fell in love, simple as that,’ Andy said, explaining that he proposed to Gail in October
‘I was divorced and wasn’t looking for a relationship or even a date,’ he admitted, ‘but I decided to give it a shot.’
Gail, meanwhile, had been divorced for nearly 18 years, but she knew ‘he was it’ for her after they shared their first meal together.
Andy felt the same way, explaining: ‘I was done looking. I fell in love, simple as that.’
This past October, he took his beloved on a beach getaway where he popped the question during a romantic sunset.
‘He is my sunshine, my best friend, and the love of my life,’ Gail said. ‘When they say good things are worth the wait, I truly know what they mean.’
Ahead of their makeovers, Andy and Gail chatted with Jill about their expectations before they met with their glam squads.
Motivation: Both of them had different reasons for wanting ambush makeovers; Gail was celebrating a 60lb weight loss (right)
Goal: Andy, meanwhile, was ready to change up his look for their wedding day
Then and wow! Gail looked utterly glamorous in an open-shoulder sequin top and palazzo pants when she stepped on stage
‘It’s going to be very entertaining,’ he said. ‘I’m really interested to see what you guys come up with.’
Gail stressed that she loved Andy ‘just the way he is,’ but she thought their his-and-hers makeovers were ‘exciting’ and ‘something different to do on Valentine’s Day.’
Both of them had different reasons for wanting ambush makeovers; Andy was ready to change up his look for their wedding day, while Gail was celebrating a 60lb weight loss and getting a new job after 35 years.
Gail was the first to come out to show off her new look to the delight of her sister Judy, sister-in-law Ann, and friends Andrea, Allison, and Donna.
She looked utterly glamorous as she sashayed across the stage in a sultry sequin top and black dress tops.
Her friends screamed when they saw her ‘beautiful’ makeover, and Gail was just as impressed when she turned around and looked at herself in the mirror.
Stunning: Gail’s hair was cut into a modern shag and her color was given a boost with a deeper base and some highlights
For real? Gail was stunned when she saw Andy’s new look for the first time
Mr. GQ: The contractor looked dashing with his trimmed beard and sleek suit
‘Oh my gosh!’ she yelled, clapping her hands with joy.
Louis explained that Igor Musayev gave Gail’s fine hair a boost with a modern shag haircut, telling her: ‘It looks so pretty on you.’
He, meanwhile, gave her blonde locks a ‘deeper base’ and ‘added a few highlights’ so her ‘hair color would pop.’
As for her stylish outfit, Jill said Gail’s shimmering open-shoulder top and palazzo pants by Clara Sunwoo were the first things that she tried on. The stylist topped off the look with statement earrings and leopard print heels.
Before Andy came on stage, Gail was asked to turn around and face the wall ahead of his big reveal.
Although she was unable to see him, Gail had to know that her fiancé looked good. When he walked across the stage sporting a navy suit and a newly-trimmed beard, Today host Kathie Lee Gifford called him ‘Mr. GQ.’
Look of love: ‘You’re beautiful,’ Andy told Gail, presenting her with the bouquet of red roses that he was holding
Too cute: The two shared a sweet kiss that warmed viewers’ hearts
Gail was stunned when she turned around and ran over to give her beau a hug.
‘You’re beautiful,’ he told her, presenting her with the bouquet of red roses that he was holding.
‘You look hot,’ anchor Hoda Kotb told him when he turned around to see his new look for the first time.
‘He went from hippie to hipster,’ Louis said, explaining that Andy’s hair and beard were cut by Igor while he gave the contractor’s color a naturally-looking boost with some subtle hair dye.
Jill, meanwhile, said she took Andy to Men’s Wearhouse the night before to do a whole fitting to get him his Kenneth Cole suit.
The couple was all smiles as they happily posed together after showing off their incredible makeovers.