Condragulations, guys! GayStarNews is reporting that the Independence Day director popped the question to his adorable partner of nearly nine years, Omar de Soto. The couple, who are 33 years apart (take THAT Dustin and Tom!), will celebrate their wedding in Los Angeles sometime this summer.
‘We’re trying to do it as relaxed as possible,’ Emmerich said.
Proposing marked a big change for Emmerich, who said he could never really imagine himself marrying someone.
‘That was always too conforming with society,’ he said. ‘It felt a little burgeois.’
Emmerich, who originally hails from the city of Stuttgart in south Germany, broke into Hollywood when he directed Universial Soldier. Afterwards he became famous for his disaster films, which famously include Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow.
Emmerich also directed an entirely different kind of disaster movie: Stonewall.
The 2015 film, with a 10% rating on critics website Rotten Tomatoes, was slammed for erasing experiences beyond those of white gay cisgender men. Stonewall opened to $112,414 with 127 locations, for an ‘abysmal’ per-theater average of $871.