Bobby Digi Olisa and Laurie Cumbo got engaged at 2022 Met Gala

It was a proposal match for the Gilded Age!

Laurie Cumbo, commissioner of New York Metropolis’s Division of Cultural Affairs, obtained proposed to by her associate — former NY State Meeting candidate Bobby Digi Olisa — at one of the modern occasions of the 12 months.

The pair gave Kim Kardashian’s skin-tight Marilyn Monroe robe a run for its scene-stealing cash as they made their approach down the notorious Metropolitan Museum of Artwork steps at Monday night’s 2022 Met Gala.

Cumbo and Olisa, each 47, had been on the bash when the latter obtained down on one knee and offered his love with an unmistakable robin’s egg-colored Tiffany’s ring field.

Cumbo and Olisa — government director and founding father of Staten Island’s the Canvas institute — share a 5-year-old son and have been collectively for nearly eight years.

“I suppose my fiancé simply requested me to marry him and that is superb, sudden, great. That is the perfect day ever!” Cumbo gushed to NBC after the shock, which even hit the pages of fashion bible Vogue.

She additionally informed the outlet that she was beforehand an intern for Met Gala many years earlier than — when she was 15 years outdated. “Now I’m coming again because the Commissioner of the New York Metropolis Division of Cultural Affairs and it’s an honor to be right here tonight,” she added.

Cumbo was in for a big surprise when her partner of eight years proposed to her on Monday evening.
Cumbo was in for an enormous shock when her associate of eight years proposed to her on Monday night.
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Cumbo was appointed by Mayor Eric Adams in March 2022. Adams, 61, additionally attended the star-studded Gilded Age-themed occasion, rocking a custom-made swimsuit that pleaded “Finish Gun Violence.”

She additionally stopped by to speak to Entertainment Tonight about the proposal on the museum and famous she wasn’t anticipating it.

“I didn’t understand it was going to occur tonight. We’ve been speaking about it,” she mentioned, additionally stating that she and her man have been by way of a number of hurdles as a pair so “that is such an honor and that is such a blessing.”  

Commissioner of New York City Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo gets proposed to by her now fiance Bobby Digi Olisa, as they arrive for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala's 2022 theme is "In America: An Anthology of Fashion". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
“I didn’t understand it was going to occur tonight. We’ve been speaking about it,” she mentioned.
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Olisa later divulged to the Associated Press that he had been eager to pop the query for fairly a while.

“You already know, it’s at all times like making an attempt to attend for the precise time,” he mentioned. “So when is the precise time contemplating all the pieces that’s occurring worldwide? So I used to be identical to, ‘Right now we’re going to make it occur.’ “

Cumbo was undoubtedly impressed by Olisa’s grand romantic gesture: “You anticipate this second your entire life nearly and for it to be proper right here, it was all the pieces that I assumed it might be,” she mentioned.

Different A-listers have used the distinguished Met Gala to make a romantic transfer embrace former President Donald Trump and FLOTUS Melania, who debuted a “massive diamond” ring there in 2004. In the meantime, rapper 2Chainz went all the way in 2018: The Def Jam recording artist, 44, proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kesha Ward, on the time.

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