The iconic Met Gala red carpet isn’t just about fashion, but it’s also a conduit for love.
New York curator Laurie Cumbo got engaged on the star-studded red carpet at the Met Gala Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cumbo, along with everyone else in the celebrity-filled crowd, was surprised when her now financier got down on one knee and popped the question.
The heartwarming moment was captured live on camera as a shocked, teary-eyed Cumbo kissed and hugged her fiancé on the red carpet. The crowd was heard cheering in the video as Cumbo replied “yes”.
After the tears stopped, Cumbo told the cameras the couple had been together for eight years and shared a 5-year-old son.
“It’s the best day of my life,” Cumbo said.
“On the way to mix the @metgalaofficial BK and SI style!” Cumbo wrote in an Instagram post shared just before they arrived at the gala.
Cumbo didn’t know it, she was moments away from the surprise of her life.
Cumbo, who previously worked as an intern for the Met when she was 15, was recently appointed commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.