Glenn Weiss – who won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for The Oscars – caused the audience, packed with Hollywood’s finest actors, to erupt into cheers and applause as he made the grand gesture.
After revealing his mother had died two weeks previously, Weiss addressed his partner, Jan Svendsen, saying: “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”
Svendsen eventually made it to the stage, where Weiss told her: “This is the ring my dad put on my mum’s finger, 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it, dad knows I have it, OK?”
“I want to put the ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mum and your parents watching from above, will you marry me?”
Watch the lovely moment below!
Culled from Independent