Pop superstar Justin Timberlake took a short break from his concert in Louisville on Sunday to orchestrate an extra special on-stage marriage proposal for a local couple. The 90-second video of Timberlake’s sweet gesture has gone viral with more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.
Timberlake had just completed his hit song, “That Girl,” when he unexpectedly walked to the edge of the stage to chat with mega fan Josh Clemons and his girlfriend, Kim Martin, who were seated in the first row.
“Guys, say hello to Josh! Who do you have with you?” Timberlake asked, as the excited crowd started to sense what was about to happen. “This is Josh and Kim. Why don't y'all make your way over here.”
The couple climbed a few steps and Timberlake led them to center stage at the sold-out KFC Yum! Center.
“Josh called me earlier,” Timberlake told a stunned Martin, who was now in the spotlight in front of 22,000 screaming Timberlake fans. “He's got something he wants to tell you."
Clemons knelt down in front of his girlfriend and proposed with a diamond solitaire ring. Kim said, “Yes," the couple embraced, and the arena erupted. Timberlake applauded, as well.
Pulling off this epic proposal was no easy feat for Clemons, who had purchased tickets for the concert back in June. Despite the thin odds, he pursued an unlikely plan to propose to his girlfriend at the concert — with a big assist from Timberlake.
Originally, he had hoped that Timberlake might dedicate "That Girl" to the couple, and Clemons was prepared to propose to Martin while they were seated in the audience.
Clemons told Fox Louisville affiliate WDRB that it took nearly 100 emails and phone calls to get through to Timberlake’s manager.
Then, only two days before the concert, Clemons recounted the call he’d been hoping for: “The manager said, ‘Justin has a big plan and wants to know if you are ready to do it big,’ and I said, ‘Definitely.’”
Martin told Fox that the whole experience has been surreal. She admitted that she was in total shock when Timberlake pulled her out of the audience on Sunday. “I was like, there is no way, no way this is happening right now,” she said.
Clemons had a message for other romantic guys trying to pull off extreme marriage proposals: “Anything is possible,” he said. “You never know until you try.”
See the viral video of the Louisville Proposal below…