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Army husband surprises wife on stage at Florida Atlantic University graduation

Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 13:20:17-05

A woman graduating from Florida Atlantic University was surprised by her Army husband Friday, who flew from overseas to attend the special occasion. 

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Selena Gomes' husband, J.P., who is stationed in Germany with the 173rd Airborne, returned home a day early and surprised her as she received her diploma.


The paratrooper was deployed a few months after their wedding and has been overseas for the last six months. 

The crowd gave the couple a raucous round of applause as they hugged on stage during the ceremony.

Selena, a political science major, said she plans to move to Germany next year to be with her husband.