There Was a Surprise Proposal on the 2022 Met Gala Red Carpet

It was a night to remember!

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Love was in the air at the 2022 Met Gala! New York City commissioner Laurie Cumbo said “yes” to forever with Bobby Digi Olisa while walking on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 2. As the politician ascended the carpeted steps, the former New York State Assembly candidate got down on one knee. Witnesses immediately started shouting and cheering the couple on. Once Cumbo accepted the proposal, the duo shared a heartfelt kiss and embraced one another in a hug. “I didn’t know it was going to happen tonight,” the commissioner told Entertainment Tonight. “We’ve been talking about it. We’ve been through so much, and this is such an honor, and this is such a blessing.”

The proposal held an even deeper meaning for Cumbo. When she was 15 years old, she interned at the museum and attended the Met Gala. “Now, I’m coming back with my now-husband as the commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs,” she said. It was a full-circle moment.

Even though the government official didn't suspect a proposal, she brought her A-game to fashion’s biggest night. Cumbo stunned in an off-the-shoulder gown embellished with gold sparkles, and she accessorized with gold statement earrings and white gloves. Meanwhile, her longtime partner donned a black suit and patent leather shoes.

It was a night to remember for the duo, and we hope their wedding will be just as exciting!

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