Hugh Jackman helped an audience member pop the question to his girlfriend during the entertainer’s “The Man. The Music. The Show” tour stop in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this summer.
Jackman tells the crowd at the Xcel Energy Center that he got a letter from a man named Joe about four months ago, and that he was in the audience that night.
The “Greatest Showman” star is then seen walking over to Joe Kripal, the man who wrote the letter and handing him a mic.
Kripal, 25, tells his girlfriend, Sanaa Ahmed, “You’re the love of my life, and I want to spend every day with you, which is why I asked Hugh, here, to help me out with this.” After getting down on one knee, he then asks Ahmed, 24, for her hand in marriage as the crowd erupts in cheers.
“Congratulations,” Jackman tells Ahmed after she says “yes.” “Did you have any idea?” “No!” she responds with giggles.
After the proposal, Kripal said that he had “butterflies like crazy” and his heart was “pounding out of my chest,” but never doubted that Ahmed would accept his proposal.
“I was just nervous doing this in front of 14,000 people,” he added.
Kripal also praised Jackman, saying, “I love how genuine of a guy Hugh Jackman is — the entire time it didn’t seem like something he felt that he had to do, but something he wanted to be a part of.”
“The Man. The Music. The Show” appears to be the perfect place to get engaged.