Film composer Hans Zimmer proposes to his partner on the London stage, prompting a raucous reaction from the audience

LONDON (AP) — Hans Zimmer, the two-time Oscar-winning composer, proposed to his partner on stage in London, prompting raucous applause from the audience.

As his performance at the O2 Arena drew to a close on Thursday night, the 65-year-old German asked his partner to join him on stage – then declared his love.

Addressing her directly, he said, “Why did I bring you here? I was going to ask you something really important. Did you lock the back door? Is the milk in the fridge? Do we have sorbet in the freezer?”

And then it got to the point, “Will you marry me?”

The couple embraced and the audience erupted in applause after she appeared to agree.

A spokesperson for Zimmer confirmed he had proposed to his partner, whose name and age were not provided.

Zimmer fans were treated to an array of music he composed for hit movies over the past decades, including “Gladiator,” “The Dark Knight” and “Inception.”

He was joined on stage with his band as well as the Ukrainian Orchestra of Odessa, to whom he paid special tribute.

“I think it takes enormous courage to sit here, smile at you, play flawlessly for three hours when you don’t know what’s going on at home and everything is going on at home,” said Zimmer.

The musician, who has already been married twice, has been nominated for 12 Oscars, winning two – for best score for the 1994 Disney film “The Lion King” and the 2021 sci-fi blockbuster “Dune”. Both featured on the show.

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