Moms: 2 Hikers Held in Iran Engaged

Shane Bauer proposed with a ring made from his shirt

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 24, 2010 1:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – Wedding bells will ring for two of the three American hikers held in Iran, report the couple's moms—just as soon as Iran sets them free. Shane Bauer fashioned a ring from pieces of his shirt and proposed to Sarah Shourd in the Iranian prison where they've been held since July, the moms told Good Morning America. Fellow hiker and prisoner Josh Fattal will be best man, reports the AP.

"They have been in love for a long time. This was going on and they asked Cindy and I if it was okay if they got married, and of course it is okay. We are happy to be families together," said Nora Shourd. "They are going to get married as soon as they have their freedom."

American hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd are getting married -- just as soon as Iran releases them from prison
American hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd are getting married -- just as soon as Iran releases them from prison   (Associated Press)
American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel before meeting with their mothers, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 20.
American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel before meeting with their mothers, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 20.   (AP Photo/Press TV)
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