One of the brighter spots during the Emmys was when director Glenn Weiss won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, and he turned his acceptance speech into a wedding proposal. His girlfriend of seven years, Jan Svendsen, said yes, and all of us at home believed in true love once again. Except the thing is, not everyone might’ve been swooning over Glenn’s public proposal. According to Page Six, Glenn’s two daughters didn’t exactly love finding out about their dad’s proposal on television with the rest of us.
Glenn is the father to two daughters, ages 21 and 17, and he apparently didn’t tell them about his plans to propose during the Emmys. A source says when they watched their dad propose on TV Monday night, they felt “blindsided.”
“They were completely shocked and blindsided. He could have been a man and gone to them first and said, ‘Hey, I’m planning on doing this. I didn’t want you to be surprised.’ He’s coming across as this great romantic hero, but it was pretty thoughtless.”
Also feeling a little weird about it all is probably Glenn’s ex-wife, who also works in the TV industry. Glenn claimed backstage after he won his Emmy that he and Jan had met in 2011 while both working the Tony Awards. But according to Page Six, when asked how long he and Jan had been together, Glenn told another reporter: “I don’t know – 10 years or so.” Insiders say that Glenn getting together with Jan “stunned” the community when they went public with their relationship, because court records show he and his ex-wife began divorce proceedings in 2008. Ten years ago. Uh oh. The milkshake duck strikes again.
So while some people in the audience were wiping away tears of happiness for Glenn and Jan, others might have been using their eyes to throw shady glances at the person sitting next to them. And his daughters were straight-up shooting daggers at their TV screens. It’s a good thing Glenn is both a TV director and a fan of big drama. Because he’ll be the perfect choice if Lifetime makes a movie about this. Blindsided By My Father: The Platinum Ring of Pain.