A director used his award-winning moment to propose to his girlfriend — and it’s everything
Last night’s Emmy awards brought all the stunning “gold” carpet looks and a ton of exciting moments, but none could really top the big Emmys engagement everyone is talking about this morning.
When director Glenn Weiss won the award for outstanding directing for a variety special, he had more on his mind than just accepting his trophy. He used his minutes in the spotlight to surprise girlfriend (now fiancée!) Jan Svendsen with the onstage proposal heard round the world.
“You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend — because I wanna call you my wife.” OH MY HEART.
Weiss started off his proposal by noting how much his late mother loved Svendsen. “I’m really grateful to be here, but it’s bittersweet. The person most proud at this moment would be my mom, and she passed away just two weeks ago,” he said. “Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things, and she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in my life. And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine.”
And that’s when he said he wanted Svendsen to be his wife and the entire place erupted in applause and tears, OK, maybe the tears were just me, but look at them.
“Jan, I want to put this ring, that my mom wore, on your finger in front of all of these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me?” he said.
Full disclosure: I’m not what you’d call a fan of public proposals, but this absolutely slayed me because look how clearly in love they are, I can’t even take it. Their joy is totally infectious.
Of course, Twitter also pretty much lost it over the incredibly sweet moment.
Crying like a baby on the emmys Engagement ! I don’t want to get married ever again but I really hope that a lot of men are going to ask me just like that
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) September 18, 2018
— Ron Waxman (@RonWaxman) September 18, 2018
— Kim Webster (@itskimwebster) September 18, 2018
OMG. AN EMMY ENGAGEMENT!!!!! Cupid is LIVIIIINGGGG!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
— DavidCruzIII (@DavidCruzTMM) September 18, 2018
Was 120% not expecting an engagement to happen on stage at the #Emmys
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) September 18, 2018
Omg I’m actually sitting here crying over this director’s engagement to his gf at the #Emmys and I don’t even know him but I. AM. IN. TEARS.
— Mavis Slade (@MavSlade) September 18, 2018
But perhaps no reaction was more pure than Leslie Jones’ shocked and elated expression.
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) September 18, 2018
It’s official — love is still alive and we found it onstage at the Emmys. Congrats to the happy couple.