Academy Award nominee and recognized scorching individual Riz Ahmed had everybody swooning on the Oscars when he took a second to repair his spouse’s hair on the crimson carpet.
It undoubtedly wasn’t a standard evening on the Oscars: the occasion was drastically ramped down as a result of pandemic, and it was very clear that even well-known individuals are going to have hassle re-entering society after a 12 months alone in PJs. But the evening nonetheless had its actually beautiful moments—and maybe the very best one was when Sound of Metal‘s Riz Ahmed took just a tiny moment on the red carpet to fix his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza’s hair.
“I’m the official groomer,” he mentioned, after asking the photographers to pause for a bit to get his companion utterly camera-ready. It was, in spite of everything, their first official look in public as a married couple.
The newlywed energy couple already appeared actually image good, however typically it’s the thought that counts.
I want us all a really “Riz Ahmed Fixing Our Hair for the Perfect Pic” kinda love pic.twitter.com/DKAiuXNUXR
— Manna Sidhu (@manna_sidhu) April 26, 2021
A giant 12 months for Riz Ahmed: Marriage and ‘Metal’
It’s been a heck of a very good 12 months for Riz Ahmed, a British-Pakastani actor and rapper who performed a drummer shedding his listening to Sound of Metal following breakout roles in Nightcrawler (2014) and The Night Of (2016). His nomination for Best Actor this 12 months additionally made historical past, as he was the primary Muslim and the primary Pakastani actor to be nominated within the award’s 93-year historical past.
His spouse Fatima Farheen Mirza can also be profession targets—she’s a best-selling novelist who revealed A Place for Us in 2018, a novel about an Indian-Muslim household dwelling in Northern California. The couple met simply as Ahmed was making ready for his function in Sound of Metal—after they ran into one another writing in a espresso store.
Perhaps the cutest marriage proposal
Most upsetting of all of that is most likely that this isn’t even the cutest factor Ahmed has finished for Mirza (that we learn about). He opened up about his proposal on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and it’s the finest.
“We went out to the park, one of the few things we could do at that point in lockdown, and we kind of had a little picnic and you know, I popped the question,” Ahmed defined. “And she looked up and was like, ‘You’re joking.’”
And it wasn’t simply at a romantic picnic. They have been taking part in Scrabble and he spelled out the massive query in tiles.
“She loves a bit of Scrabble. So we were actually playing Scrabble and I did that corny thing where I stole all the correct letters up and spelled out ‘Will you marry me?’” Ahmed defined.
Celebrating with a small COVID wedding ceremony
Like mainly everybody else who tied the knot through the pandemic, the couple had a small, distanced yard wedding ceremony with simply the closest family and friends.
— Nancy Wang Yuen 王嵐芝 (@nancywyuen) April 25, 2021
He tried to look on the brilliant aspect, saying that it was form of good to not have “500 aunties around you pinching your cheeks.”
He continued: “No disrespect to the aunties, but Asian weddings are big. You always got these people crawling out of the woodworks who I think are probably imposters. They just smell the kebabs on the street and just wander in.”
This is the primary massive occasion the couple has been to collectively—and it’s an awesome begin. Even although Riz Ahmed misplaced the Best Actor award to Anthony Hopkins (in one of many weirder moments of the evening—Hopkins wasn’t even there), he’s fairly typically successful.