'DWTS' Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Gets Engaged on Air
Her boyfriend of two years surprises her with a diamond sparkler as she guest hosts "Live with Regis and Kelly."
Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba was pleasantly surprised on Live with Regis and Kelly Thursday morning: Her boyfriend proposed to her.
Inaba, who was filling in for Ripa, had denied engagement rumors at the start of the show.
But in the closing minutes of the show, her boyfriend of about two years, Jesse Sloan, showed up with a 2½-carat, D-color, princess-cut diamond solitaire ring in platinum from Rafinity. (Inside the ring: Their birthstones, a Rafinity signature detail, according to People.com.)
After telling her she was his inspiration and that he loved her, he then asked, "Will you marry me?"
With tears in her eyes, Inaba exclaimed, "Yes."
At the end of the show, Jake Gyllenhaal and Howie Mandel, both guests on the show, joined in for a champagne toast.