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Love is in the arena at Springsteen concert

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Bruce Springsteen put a halt to his own show to invite a couple onstage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In the middle of performing his hit song 'Jersey Girl,' Springsteen stopped singing when he noticed something going on by the side of the stage, even pausing to ask the crowd "What's going on down there?"

That was when his guitarist, Steven Van Zandt, pointed to his ring finger to indicate that the couple had just gotten engaged mid-performance.

"Love is in the room tonight," said the 66-year-old rocker.

And indeed, it was. The couple, who has been together for eight years, took to the stage to celebrate their love, treating the audience — and The Boss — to a truly sweet (and starstruck!) surprise. 

"This is my girlfriend, Jill," the groom-to-be said after Springsteen handed him the mic. "We've been to a ton of shows together. This is by far the highlight of them all."

He even had the guts to do the unthinkable in front of his idol, telling his new fiancee, "I love you more than music itself...I love you more than Bruce!"

"Sorry, Bruce," he said, as the crowd erupted in laughter.

The lovebirds remained onstage as Springsteen picked back up where he left off, serenading them to the rest of "Jersey Girl" while they slow-danced and took some selfies to commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Talk about a memorable way to start a life together.

But that's not all — the proposal even took place while Springsteen was breaking his own record for having played the longest show in history in the U.S. (hitting a whopping total of 3 hours and 52 minutes after having performed some 33 songs...marriage proposal not included).

Turns out, someone really is in love with a "Jersey Girl," and she is wearing his ring now. Ah, love!

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