Oscars 2021: Riz Ahmed fixing his wife's hair on the red carpet was too much

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Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of 'celebrity couple goals', with Riz Ahmed and his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza shooting straight to the top of the leaderboard thanks to this sweet moment at the Oscars.

The actor was nominated in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of a drummer who loses his hearing in Sound of Metal. And while he lost out to Anthony Hopkins in the category in a somewhat awkward Academy Awards ending, Riz still stole the show thanks to a sweet moment with his wife.

Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

The pair were posing for photos on the red carpet (you NEED to see the dresses, by the way) when Riz stepped in to fix his wife's hair before the paparazzi took her photo. It was really cute, and fans have been loving the moment on Twitter.

"I need someone to look at me like Best Actor nominee Riz Ahmed looks at his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza! #Oscars," one person wrote, while another said, "Not Riz Ahmed pausing the Oscars red carpet to fix his wife’s hair WHAT A PERFECT HUMAN."

A third put, "I’ve never been more in love with Riz Ahmed than i am right now just looking at him fixing the hair of another woman who is not me at the #Oscars red carpet."

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The actor recently opened up about how he proposed to his wife Fatima, a best-selling novelist, who he married during the pandemic last year. He told Jimmy Kimmel that he asked Mirza to marry him using Scrabble tiles. During a picnic, Ahmed said, “I did that corny thing where I stole all the correct letters up and spelled out will you marry me?’” Mirza first responded, “You’re joking," but then said yes.

Think we've found our new favourite couple.

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