High-profile Hollywood ex’s Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield can’t help but run into each other on the awards circuit. But that doesn’t mean things have to get awkward. Oh no. Instead, the pair, who met on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man, is setting a new standard for how to treat a former flame.
Last night, as a Valentino Haute Couture-clad Stone walked to the stage to accept her Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in La La Land, Garfield could be seen giving her a standing ovation, proving that little things like love and respect don’t have to end just because a romantic relationship does.
While Stone ascended the stage steps to give her heartwarming acceptance speech dedicated to people trying to achieve their dreams, cameras panning the crowd caught her famous ex, who was sitting front and center at the Hacksaw Ridge table, on his feet clapping proudly, at one point even emitting what looked to be an enthusiastic “woo” of appreciation. Considering that no one else at the actor’s table was standing (including Ryan Reynolds, the gentleman Garfield would later treat to a kiss), his enthusiastic response to Stone’s win was clearly not a result of peer pressure, but rather a genuine expression of appreciation for the ex-girlfriend with whom he’s previously said he would happily be stranded with on a desert island, even post-breakup.
Fans of the couple were, predictably, over the moon.
Andrew Garfield gave Emma Stone a standing ovation so i'm holding on to some hope pic.twitter.com/wo014wAUu2
— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) January 9, 2017
Andrew Garfield giving Emma Stone a standing ovation when she won gives me hope in the world
— Aimee J (@AimeeeeYoung) January 9, 2017
No one loves Emma Stone more than Andrew Garfield and that is a fact.
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@battIeborns) January 9, 2017
someone: "true love does not exist"
me: okay but did u not see Andrew Garfield stood up clapping when Emma Stone won her golden globe pic.twitter.com/iqO6dyKtyN
— PerksOfBeingAFanboy. (@LiamKelsall) January 9, 2017
Look how proud Andrew Garfield is of Emma Stone and I'm literally crying ????????❤ pic.twitter.com/3hiUigC30A
— Jayme Martin (@HartofTreeHill) January 9, 2017
Is it wrong that I basically just want this awards season to be the mechanism that brings Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield back together? – J
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) January 9, 2017
No, Heather and Jessica, you’re not wrong. True love — at least in the form of true post-break-up friendship — really does exist. Sigh.