Carrie Ann Inaba had no idea what she was in for when she subbed for Kelly Ripa on today’s Live with Regis and Kelly. What is normally a lovely hosting gig turned into the event of a lifetime when Inaba’s boyfriend of two years, Jesse Sloan, proposed marriage with a 2.5 carat diamond ring.
Earlier in the show, the Dancing With the Stars judge denied rumors that she was engaged, showing off her bare ring finger, but by the end of the show she was wearing one! Regis read a letter from what was supposed to be a viewer, asking how to propose to his girlfriend. Regis suggested dimming the lights. The lights in the studio went down. He suggested romantic music. It started playing.
And out came Sloan with a lovely speech and a “Will you marry me?”
Carrie Ann Inaba responded with a happy “Yes, I’ll marry you,” and showed off her brand new sparkler to the audience. We can’t wait to see the reaction from her fellow judges on the next episode of Dancing With the Stars!