Met Gala red-carpet proposal: Watch NYC culture commissioner say ‘Yes’

NEW YORK — The Met Gala can be full of surprises, and having your significant other drop to one knee and pop the question most certainly qualifies.

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New York City culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo began her stroll down the star-studded red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with no inkling that former state Assembly candidate Bobby Digi Olisa had a special interlude planned.

Until he assumed the traditional stance and asked her to be his bride.

The heart-warming moment was captured live on camera as a shocked, and weeping, Cumbo kissed and hugged her fiancé on the red carpet to the cheers of the onlooking crowd.

After the tears stopped, Cumbo told cameras that the couple had been together for eight years and share a 5-year-old son, WNBC reported.

“This is the best day ever,” she said.

According to WNBC, Cumbo worked as an intern for the Met when she was 15 years old, making Monday’s moment even more special.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.