"To my daughters Sydney and Taylor, I love you girls more than you will ever know," Weiss began his speech before thanking his many colleagues, his friends at ABC and the Television Academy.
"I'm really grateful to be here, but it's bittersweet. The person most proud in this moment would be my mom, and she passed away just two weeks ago," he continued. "Part of my heart is broken. I don't think it will ever be repaired, but she's in me, and she always will be."
"Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things, and she adored my girlfriend, Jan," he went on. "Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and Mom was right: Don't ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I wanna call you my wife."
"Jan, I wanna put this ring that my mom wore on your finger, in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above," he added, taking Jan's hand and looking toward the sky.
"Will you marry me?" Weiss asked as he got down on one knee. Jan mouthed "yes" multiple times.