18 Adorable Ways Celebs Have Helped Fans Pop the Question
Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and more stars who went all out in the name of love
Marriage-hopefuls feel plenty of pressure to dream up an unforgettable proposal. But there is always one surefire way to make the big moment truly memorable: roping in your significant other’s favorite celebrity.
Lucky for all the ultra-romantic Romeos and Juliets out there, many stars are totally game for helping their fans create a super special moment.
The actor surprised fans when he paused his The Man. The Music. The Show. performance in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June 2019.
“I don’t normally do this and you’ll understand why afterward but I got a letter from a guy named Joe,” Jackman told the crowd gathered at the Xcel Energy Center. “Joe told me he was going to be here in the audience.”
As the actor stepped off the stage, he approached Joe Kripal and his girlfriend Sanaa Ahmed while bystanders in the background could be heard saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh.”
After Jackman introduced himself and handed over the mic, Kripal then turned to Ahmed, saying, “Sanaa, I want to spend every day with you. That’s why I asked a superhero to help me out with this.”
He then bent down on one knee as the crowd cheered. “Will you marry me?” Kripal asked Ahmed, who nodded as she covered her mouth with her hands.
An audience member proposed to his boyfriend on live television during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in October 2018.
After answering a few questions from callers during the aftershow, host Andy Cohen called Jackson up on stage.
“It’s that time in our after show where we take an audience question — we do it sometimes,” said Cohen, who was clearly in on what was about to happen. “Jackson, you have a question.”
Jackson then called his boyfriend up to the stage, where he delivered a hilariously romantic, Bravo-themed proposal.
“Dakota, you’re the Kim to my Kroy,” he began. “The napalm to my Teresa, the Jovani to my Luann, the quiet woman to my Shannon. I love you and I only have Romona eyes for you,” said Jackson. “Will you marry me?”
Dakota immediately said yes and gave Jackson a kiss.
The Reputation singer had an epic third wheel moment during a Philadelphia tour stop.
“They walk into the meet and greet and he says ‘We met 5 years ago at the Red Tour’ and then….. 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻 #thirdwheel,” she captioned a series of pictures of the “Love Story” moment between the two longtime Swifties.
The groom-to-be spilled more behind-the-scenes details on a Twitter account he made in honor of the surprise proposal.”[Taylor] called me a baller and said that she is never surprised. She also said we were incredible and to go get married!!!! IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!” he recounted.
Mimi knew her longtime backup dancer, Manwe, and his boyfriend, Sumeet, belonged together, so she orchestrated a perfect romantic gesture during her L.A. concert.
“We’ve been planning this for a long time, and you didn’t know about this, so hopefully you’re going to be surprised in a very big way,” Carey said after inviting the pair onstage.
She then gave the floor to Sumeet, who delivered an emotional speech about his love for the dancer before getting down on one knee.
“he said yes!!!💍👨❤️👨 Congratulations Manwe and Sumeet!! 💖💖” the star captioned a video of the proposal.
Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
Featuring help from Santa Clarita Diet’s Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Netflix agreed to help Conor propose to his girlfriend of six years Kamela. Because the duo watched Netflix on their first date and has been bingeing on shows ever since, Conor wanted to incorporate the streaming service into his proposal.
How did they pull it off? Well, Kamela was under the impression that she and her now-fiancé were a part of a Netflix reality show where, presumably, Kamela and Conor watched TV together. So, the two started to watch her new favorite binge show, Santa Clarita Diet, as a ring in a red box sat nestled on the bookshelf just above Kamela’s head.
In the clip that the couple was watching, Barrymore and Olyphant (“a ride or die couple,” according to the future bride) were seemingly in an interview offering marriage advice when Conor appears onscreen, prompting Conor to reach behind the couch to get the ring before proposing. And the best part? A teary-eyed Kamela said yes.
In October 2017, Hanks took a break from promoting his book in Austin, Texas, and helped a man in the crowd propose to his girlfriend, the Associated Press reported.
During a question and answer session at the Texas Book Festival about his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, the AP reported that Hanks told the crowd he was bored of answering their questions and wanted to ask one of his own.
According to the AP, Hanks then took out a piece of paper and announced that there was a man in the crowd, Ryan McFarling, who had a question for a woman in the crowd, Nikki Young. The question was: “Nikki, will you marry me?”
Luckily, she said yes.
The “Swish Swish” singer made her Brooklyn Witness tour stop especially memorable for one pair of fans.
She invited the couple, Becky and Katy, onto the stage where a star was conveniently waiting for a wish to be made. “You said you had a wish. Well, this is a shooting star,” Perry told her fellow Katy.
Shouting-out the lyrics to “Teenage Dream,” the romantic fan said that her love “is pretty even without any makeup on” and is “perfect, every time she tells the punchline wrong,” before getting down on one knee.
After Becky said “yes,” and the trio took the obligatory selfie, the singer revealed that Katy had emailed her to set up the proposal. She added that the moment was a particularly beautiful “example of love” because it fell on National Coming Out Day.
Alex Malerba shared photos and a video on his Instagram account detailing his emotional proposal to his longtime boyfriend with the help of the superstar before her Las Vegas concert in June 2017.
“Asking the love of my life to marry me in front of the one and only @kellyclarkson was an amazing moment!!!! HE SAID YES,” Malerba excitedly captioned the posts.
In the video, Clarkson gets in between the couple to pose for a photo before Malerba drops down to one knee to ask the big question.
“Oh my God, [I’m] so happy. Oh my God!” Clarkson gushes while the couple — both shedding tears — embraces. “That was so beautiful, congratulations! He was like, ‘I wanna propose to him.’ I was like, ‘Come back here!'”
The legendary singer may not have planned her role in this proposal, but she certainly helped make it one of the best ever.
Dion was taken completely by surprise when a marriage proposal occurred right before her eyes at a pre-concert meet-and-greet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Nick Janevski got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend of six months, Austin McMillan, just before they had their pictures taken with Dion, according to BuzzFeed News.
McMillan said neither she or Dion knew Janevski would propose. “I didn’t even say yes … for like two whole minutes I was just shocked,” she said. “I just looked at Céline Dion and then we both looked at him … I just kissed him.”
The singer made a trip to Disney World extra magical for two special fans.
“I had been wanting to propose for a while, just was not sure how to do it, so I just decided to message her on Instagram and never thinking in a million years she’d ever get back to me, and then she did!” Kesha fan Joseph Negrelli told Billboard about arranging the ask.
Negrelli told his boyfriend Naveed that they had won a contest to meet Kesha. When they got to the show, the star invited them onstage, blindfolding Naveed and giving his love the chance to get down on one knee. The adorable moment was all captured on camera.
“Overcome and overwhelmed with emotion on stage last night,” Kesha captioned a photo of the proposal on Instagram. “I’m honored that [Joseph] & [Naveed] shared such a monumental moment with me, and let me help orchestrate their surprise engagement. Love is the magic in life, and really there is nothing more important. He said yes. He actually said ‘a million times, yes.’ Then my heart melted and I cried.”
Adele has basically been playing cupid for her entire world tour. In March 2016, the hitmaker invited a fan named Neil and his girlfriend Hayley to join her on the Belfast, Northern Ireland, stage. Hayley revealed that Neil had said “maybe” to her proposal earlier in the day, prompting Adele to lead the crowd in a “Come on, Neil” chant.
The groom-to-be finally said “yes” after some more teasing from the “Hello” singer, and his fiancée later posted a “thank you” to the superstar on Twitter.
Adele helped the crowd feel the love again in May 2016 when yet another proposal went down at her Copenhagen, Denmark, show.
Even the singer herself was shocked when fan André Söderberg asked boyfriend Simon Carlsson to be his groom after they were invited onstage.
“That’s amazing, I’m going to cry,” an excited Adele says while jumping up and down in excitement in a video of the sweet moment.
“Should I be your surrogate if you have children? I’d love to have a baby with someone Swedish,” she also reportedly told the couple.
The Scrubs star signed on to make a cameo in musician Matt Hulbert’s epic proposal video after connecting with him through his Kickstarter campaign.
“Sorry, you caught me listening to one of my favorite songs by my good friend Matt,” Braff says in the video. “Man, he can really rock out. He asked me to help him with a little question he’d like to ask you, Janice … He knows … that he never became the rock star that he promised he would become … But he’s hoping you can overlook that. And he’d like you to please consider being his wife.”
After Braff’s intro, the couple’s friends and family appear and hold up signs reading “say yes.”
“Like me, Janice is a huge fan of Scrubs so I knew it would blow her away,” Hulbert wrote about the video on YouTube.
Timberlake stopped mid-concert in 2013 after performing his track “That Girl” for the Louisville, Kentucky, audience to usher Josh Clemons and girlfriend Kim Martin to the stage.
“Josh called me earlier, he’s got something he wants to tell you,” the singer said before handing over the spotlight to the couple.
“Kim had always said she wanted to be blown away with the proposal. I’m a huge fan, she’s a huge fan,” the newly-minted fiancé told WLKY after the concert.
Timberlake pulled off another show-stopping engagement during a 2014 performance in Toronto.
Sheeran is yet another member of the engagement-experienced singer club. In 2015, he helped Jake Roche of the band Rixton put together the perfect proposal for Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson. The “Thinking Out Loud” crooner appeared as a surprise guest during a Little Mix show, allowing Roche to get on his knee as Sheeran serenaded Nelson.
The star really got the tears going in Austin, Texas, when he invited a man and his girlfriend onstage after noticing a sign he had been waving during the show. The man proceeded to deliver a proposal peppered with “Thinking Out Loud” lyrics.
Sheeran shared a video of the swoon-worthy moment on Twitter, writing “I might’ve welled up, but don’t say anything.”
Sir Ian McKellen
Director Brett Lotriet Best knew exactly what he wanted to do to convince his Trekkie boyfriend Khalid Shawwa to be his groom. The sentimental man set out to track down Captain Picard, a.k.a Patrick Stewart, and convince him to be a part of his proposal. Stewart wasn’t available to help out, but Best did get his hands on the next best thing.
“Khalid, I’ve got bad news for you – it’s good news as well, but the bad news is Patrick Stewart is married,” McKellen jokes in the pair’s engagement video. “The good news is that Brett is available. So think it over, do the right thing.”
Fan Bradley Chisenhall reached out to the One Direction boys on Twitter the day before their 2014 Atlanta concert.
It wasn’t long before fans took notice of Chisenhall’s plea and got #1Dproposal trending, and soon Styles was even following Chisenhall’s account.
When the big show finally arrived, Styles told the crowd he had a “friend” named Brad who wanted to do something. The big-screen cameras rolled as the fan asked girlfriend Christine Kozlowski the famous question.
Kozlowski’s amazing night didn’t stop with the arena engagement. The lucky lady posted a post-show pic with Styles on Instagram. “Tour bus stylin with Harry himself,” she captioned the photo. “This man is a saint. If you only knew how amazing he made our night and this special proposal – he also saved our night after we had three dead cell phones, no ids, minimal cash, and a lost set of car keys. He just saved our night, and made this the most special night anyone could possibly ask for.”
Mother Monster helped Terry Richardson’s friend Jay propose in style at a 2014 artRAVE performance in Manchester, England.
Gaga invited Jay and his boyfriend to the stage for the proposal, after which she excitedly embraced the couple in a hug.
Jason Lord had the chance to organize a uniquely amazing proposal for Jackie Prater, his girlfriend of three years, when he won a personalized video from the Breaking Bad actor via donating to Paul’s wife’s charity.
The romantic fan filmed a video (and recorded Prater’s reaction) of friends singing “To Be With You,” which holds special significance to the couple according to the clip. But the real surprise comes after the song wraps up and Aaron Paul’s pre-taped segment begins. “Oh, I hope you said ‘yes’,” the actor jokes. “If you didn’t it would be pretty awkward for everyone involved. Good luck to you two.”