Jeff Goldblum proposed to Superbad writer Evan Goldberg’s now-wife after first reading aloud to her when they sat next to each other on a flight.
Evan, who frequently works with his childhood friend Seth Rogen on movie projects, married producer Lisa in 2012.
Before they made it down the aisle, The Interview director roped in Jeff for a very special proposal. Recalling the story to GQ, actor Edward Norton explained how Jeff and Lisa ended up next to each other on an aeroplane, and Jeff offered to read Lisa’s book aloud.
“Jeff said, ‘I don’t know if this would interest you – and if not, of course no problem – but I’m very good at reading books aloud, and if you’d like I’d be happy to read it to you.’ She said, ‘Sure.’ She had about 90 pages left, and Jeff read her the rest of it out loud. She said his reading was excellent,” Edward shared.
Jeff added: “We got out of the plane, and her boyfriend, Evan Goldberg, who writes with Judd Apatow, contacted me and said, ‘Look, I’m going to propose to that girl that you sat next to. I’ve written her a poem that’s kind of the proposal. And I want to drive her over to your house and have you read it to her. Can we come over at 7:30 in the morning tomorrow?’ ‘Sure!’”
Evan then explained how he hired a limousine to take him and Lisa to Jeff’s Hollywood Hills home, so the Oscar nominee could read the “proposal haiku”.
“I’m in my robe. Ding-dong! Evan goes, ‘Here, darling, Jeff has something to read to you.’ I read, ‘Dearest angel…would you be my wife?’ And there you go. They’re married,” Jeff smiled.