Happiest Season is a hit — and undoubtedly so. The history-making LGBTQ+ holiday romantic comedy, which is the first of its kind to be made by a major studio, became the most-watched Hulu original when it debuted. And while some may or may not have agreed with the ending, most agreed that it was a relatively sweet project. Well, Hulu has those feels a step further and fostered some love in real life.
In a video clip debuting on Out today, Happiest Season helped Aastha propose to her girlfriend Nina. The two met on Tinder two years ago and thought things wouldn't work. As Nina is a Vietnamese-American Iraq war veteran who loves eating meat and Aastha is an Indian-Canadian who is a strict vegetarian, the pairing seemed unlikely. But their instant attraction won out and weeks later they came back together, determined to make it work. Make it worth they did.
After two years of being together, Aastha thought it was time that they take things to the next level and entered a program put on by The Knot who were looking for a same-sex couple who was at the proposal stage. Once selected, Aastha worked with Hulu to set up a festive surprise proposal at a mansion in Malibu — Nina thought that it was a work event. While friends and family were not able to join given the ongoing global pandemic, the couple enjoyed a romantic dinner prepared by a private chef, a screening of the film, and sweet personal messages from stars like Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Victor Garber, and creator Clea DuVall.