Oscars viewers are praising Riz Ahmed and his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza as “relationship goals” after the actor took a moment to fix the novelist’s hair on the red carpet.
On Sunday, as the couple was walking the red carpet of the 2021 Oscars, the Best Actor nominee, who is nominated for his role in Sound of Metal, paused to make sure his wife looked perfect.
“One second,” Ahmed told photographers as he turned towards Mirza and began to smooth her hair behind her shoulders as she smiled up at him. “I’m the official groomer for the evening.”
Once the actor had finished, he and his wife, the author of A Place for Us, resumed posing for the cameras.
On Twitter, the sweet moment, which was caught on cameras, was met with approval from viewers, who said that it was a clear display of love between the couple.
“Love this moment of love and thoughtfulness,” one person tweeted.
Another said: “Riz Ahmed fixing his wife’s hair on the red carpet is a full romance hero vibe and I am HERE FOR IT!”
“Not Riz Ahmed pausing the Oscars red carpet to fix his wife’s hair WHAT A PERFECT HUMAN,” someone else wrote.
In addition to the stand-out romance moment, Ahmed has also made history during tonight’s Oscars as the first Muslim nominee for best actor. He earned the nomination for his portrayal of a drummer who loses his hearing in Sound of Metal.