“Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant is engaged to her boyfriend of almost nine years, comedy writer Conner O’Malley.
“We’ve seen each other through a lot,” Bryant, 29, said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “Like, he used to work as a full-blown garbage man — not a joke, just a garbage man. I used to sweep up hair in a barber shop. I mean, we’ve, like, been through it.”
As far as the actual proposal went, Bryant initially thought O’Malley was working on a bit.
“I had my purse and our mail and all these boxes, and I walked to our door and our dog had a bow tie on,” she said. “I was like, ‘My dog doesn’t wear a bow tie! Where is he going tonight?’ Basically, the second I shut the door, a man — who I discovered was Conner — frantically came around the corner and was just like, ‘Will you marry me?!’” she recalled.
“No [ring] box. No ‘I love you,’” she said. “Just a man in full terror standing very far from a dog in a bow tie, just holding a loose ring going, ‘Will you marry me?!’ I was like, ‘What?!’ I truly couldn’t comprehend what was happening,” she said with a chuckle. “I just kept saying, ‘Is this a joke? Are you doing a joke?’ And then I said, ‘Like, of course, I’ll marry you. I love you.’ And it was really nice.”
Despite the awkwardness, the proposal was actually exactly what Bryant wanted.
“He was like, ‘Well, you always said that you wanted it to happen in our house if it ever happened.’ I was like, ‘That’s true; I wanted it to be private,’” she said. “He was like, ‘But I also knew you probably wanted to be wearing a bra and have makeup on, so I knew I had to do it after you just got home from work — otherwise it would never be another moment,’” she said. “There’s only about a 40-second window before I rip off my mask.”