This Couple Just Got Engaged on Stage at the Emmys (and Our Jaws Dropped)

Updated 09/18/18
Glenn Weiss and Jan Svendsen
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Director Glenn Weiss just pulled off one of the most impressive marriage proposals of all time. While accepting an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which he won for his work on the Oscars broadcast, he asked his long-time girlfriend Jan Svendsen to marry him.

The audience went wild, and Svendsen had as adorable a reaction as anyone could expect. She walked up to join Weiss on stage, where he gave her his mother’s engagement ring and got down on one knee to properly ask for her hand in marriage. The moment was made even more emotional as Weiss revealed minutes before that his mom had passed away just two weeks ago.

Take a closer look at the ring—and Svendsen’s contagiously happy reaction to the gesture—below.

Jan Svendsen Wedding Ring
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Congratulations to the happy couple!

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