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A surprise wedding proposal during the Emmy Awards on Monday, September 19 left attendees and viewers with a smile as award winner Glenn Weiss brought his girlfriend Jan Svensen onstage and slipped his mother’s wedding ring onto her finger.
After accepting the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for his work on the 2018 Oscars, Weiss shared how the loss of his mother two weeks prior would leave part of his heart broken.
“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. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”
Well, you can imagine what came next. Ushered by a roar from the crowd, Svensen ascended the stage where she accepted the marriage proposal with tears. Thank you to the Academy, indeed.