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The Abbey’s David Cooley is engaged to his boyfriend

David Cooley Boyfriend

West Hollywood nightlife impresario David Cooley, right, announced his engagement to boyfriend Leonet Esparza Osario, left, on social media three days after Christmas. Photo: Courtesy of David Cooley.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD – Wedding bells are ringing for West Hollywood-nightlife impresario David Cooley.

Cooley, who owns the venerable WeHo watering hole The Abbey and The Chapel at The Abbey, which opened next door in November, announced his engagement to boyfriend Leonet Esparza Osario on social media three days after Christmas.

LEO SAID YES!!! WE GOT ENGAGED !!! I love him so much !!! The best thing that has happen to me !!! #amazing #xoxoxo,” Cooley posted on Instagram and Facebook.

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Cooley also posted a photo of their clutching hands wearing matching wedding bands.

Cooley spokesman Brian Rosman said no wedding date has been set yet.

The Abbey, which started as a 1,000 square-foot coffee house and has grown into a 14,000 square foot bar-restaurant-club, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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In June, Cooley announced he had partner with Bottega Louie to bring a second location of the restaurant-market-patisserie to West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard, just around the corner from The Abbey and The Chapel.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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