By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Last time we had a major proposal like this was 2Chainz’ proposal to Kesha Ward at this year’s Met Gala.
And now we have a second huge proposal by Glenn Weiss at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards.
While accepting his award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for last year’s Oscars, Weiss surprised everyone inside L.A.’s Microsoft Theater by asking Jan Svendsen to marry him right there on stage! Nobody saw that coming, not even Jan.
Weiss dedicated the honor to his mother, who he revealed passed away only weeks prior. “Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things and she adored my girlfriend Jan,” he shared. “Jan, you are the sunshine in my life. And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”
No surprise here, Jan burst into tears as stars like Leslie Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and more led a standing ovation for the bride-to-be.
A shocked and excited Jan then took the stage for the proper proposal.
“This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago,” he shared before turning to the camera and quipping, “And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it. Dad knows I have it, okay?”
“Jan,” he continued, “I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me?”
Of course she said yes…
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