Posted: 5:52 am Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Director Glenn Wiess (who are you?) had a great night last night at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Not only did he win an Emmy for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special, but he got engaged in front of pretty much the entire world. His new fiancee, Jan Svendsen, was pretty shocked & told HollywoodLife that he wasn’t exactly pleasant pre- engagement & thought he was going to dedicate his speech to someone else, but obviously, he didn’t! “You can never expect one, and it was really nice to win. And I had in my mind if I won, maybe I would do this,” the director told HollywoodLife. “Everything just lined up beautifully. And it was a wonderful moment.” We also got the surprised fiancée to weigh in. “I’m great. I’m marrying the man of my dreams, so how bad is that?’ “I had no idea. Nothing, nothing. I’m not good at surprises, so yeah. And I usually figure them out ahead of time if there are any, so this was a total shock.” But Jan did notice one change in the director while onstage- “He was more nervous than he usually is when he wins an award, because this is his 14th Emmy, and so — I know, I know. But I don’t mean it to sound like that,” Jan explained. “But you know, he’s usually like very confident, and I felt like he was really shaky. And I thought that it was because his mother had just passed away.” “I was so happy that he won, because I wanted him — in my head, I was thinking, ‘I want you to dedicate this to your mother,’” Jan revealed. “And so I was thinking, that’s where he was going and that’s why he was so upset, and I thought he was going to cry because of that. But that’s where I was going in my head.” Before asking Jan to take a trip down the aisle, he gave a special shout out to his late mother, “Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things and she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in my life.” The proposal was completely spontaneous considering he’d been walking around with the ring in his pocket for 2 days! “Literally I sat down with my dad two days ago, thinking, ‘Oh, I don’t know if this is going to happen, but if it does, what do you think of it?” After hashing the plan out, Glenn said his father “dug it out,” referring to the ring his father gave Glenn’s mother 65 years ago. So awesome! Best of luck to the couple!