Legendary Film Composer Hans Zimmer Proposes To His Partner On Stage

17 June 2023 | 10:07 am | Mary Varvaris

"Do we have any sorbet in the freezer? Will you marry me?"

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The man behind the music for Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Last Samurai, Interstellar, Man Of Steel and many more, Hans Zimmer, is getting married.

As NME reports, Zimmer proposed to his girlfriend, film producer Dina De Luca, while on stage at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday, 15 June.

The second of two shows at the venue, Zimmer and his all-star band were on a roll – they performed tracks from the iconic films Gladiator, Inception, Dune and The Dark Knight, among others.

Getting to the end of the night, Zimmer invited De Luca on stage, with The Associated Press reporting that he said, “Why did I bring you up here? I was going to ask you something really important.”

He joked, “Did you lock the back door? Is the milk in the fridge? Do we have any sorbet in the freezer?” Before asking the all-important question, “Will you marry me?” De Luca said yes, the pair hugged, and the entire O2 Arena burst into ecstatic applause.

As The Associated Press reports, a spokesperson for Zimmer confirmed that the two are indeed newly engaged. You can watch footage of the proposal below.

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Hans Zimmer last toured Australia in October 2019. Performing everything from Madagascar, Angels & Demons, Gladiator, The Lion King, True Romance, and the rest of the classics, Australian audiences were treated to phenomenal nights of some of the most memorable music in films.

In November 2021, Zimmer told TheMusic and The Green Room’s Tiana Speter what caught his attention about Billie Eilish and Finneas before working with them on the No Time To Die soundtrack.

"It was quite an adventure," Zimmer said. "A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a very quiet and very humble and very un-Bond-like song... by an artist called Billie Eilish, and her brother Finneas.

"What happens on a Bond movie: everybody wants to get that song and everybody wants to be the person that has 'the' Bond song. So there was a pile of songs for me to just have a listen to. And I just... I just loved what Billie and Finneas were doing!”

Their music had “edge”, Zimmer fondly recalled. "It had soul, it had heart. It didn't try to impress me through bombastic things. It felt incredibly personal, it was modern yet timeless. I'd never met them, so as soon as they walked into the room, it was like long lost brothers and sisters!" 

You can check out the full interview here.