“An amazing moment on an amazing night.”
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fashion wasn’t the only thing turning heads at the 2022 Met Gala. As the world watched the red carpet on various platforms, viewers couldn’t help but notice a man popping the question on one knee in the background of many of the streams. Onlookers at the event also gushed over the surprise proposal.
Laurie Cumbo, the lucky lady, was completely caught off guard, though she said, "We've talked it." She could then be seen leaning over to accept the proposal from her partner Bobby Digi Olisa. Laurie Cumbo is the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner.
Laurie's outfit for the Met Gala was stunning in a white off-the-shoulder dress with intricate gold beading and a leg slit down the middle. Her look was completed with gloves, a updo hairstyle and gold earrings. Bobby Digi Olisa wore a black fishtail tuxedo to pop the question.
Congratulations to New York City Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs @CommishCumbo and Bobby Digi Olisa who got engaged on the #MetGala red carpet tonight. ❤️✨ An amazing moment on an amazing night! pic.twitter.com/A8Uy5vRxUK— The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) May 3, 2022
Watch the surprise proposal: