Emmys 2018: Glenn Weiss gives us the best award show moment by proposing to longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen
History was made as director Glenn Weiss proposed to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen calling her the 'sunshine of his life'.
Did this just happen? Did we witness an iconic proposal on a Monday night at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards? Yes we did! The American director Glenn Weiss just proposed on stage to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen.
After receiving the award for the 'Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award' for 'The Oscars,' he gave an emotional speech. “It’s bittersweet. The person who would be most proud is my mom, who passed away two weeks ago … Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things.” He then called out his girlfriend in the audience and referred to as the "sunshine of his life" before proposing marriage to her right there on the spot. As she went on the stage, he got down on his knees, popped the question and said,
“This is the ring my dad put on my mom’s finger,” he said. "Oh, and “Thank you to the academy!”
We clearly did not see this coming but we are so glad it did. Our night just got better and as the audience clapped and Svendsen was thrilled, here are few of the noteworthy reactions.