Here's the Met Gala proposal that pulled at our heartstrings - 'It was everything I hoped it would be'

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Commissioner of New York culture, Laurie Cumbo, said 'yes' to her long-term boyfriend, Bobby Digi Olisa, at the Met Gala.

As seen in the video, Bobby gets on one knee and proposes, to the surprise of journalists waiting to capture the stars as they walk through the red carpet.

"We have been talking about getting married. We have been together for some time. And it is always about trying to wait for the right time, but when is the right time considering everything going on worldwide? So, I was like today we are going to make it happen," says Bobby.

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A beaming bride-to-be told AP, "You wait for the moment for your whole life, almost. For it to be here, it was everything I hoped it would be."

In 2018, 2Chainz also proposed to Kesha Ward at the Met Gala.

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