Jesse Sloan proposes to Carrie Ann Inaba on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'
Carrie Ann Inaba's guest shot filling in for Kelly Ripa on Live with Regis and Kelly took a romantic turn Thursday when Jesse Sloan, her boyfriend of two years, proposed to her on the air -- thanks to a little help from Regis Philbin. That's what she gets for telling the audience earlier in the show that she wasn't engaged.
The trap was sprung when Regis started to read a note on the air about a man asking for advice about how to propose. Regis said the guy needed to dim the lights, get some flowers and play some romantic music, all of which occurred on the set, including violin players who strolled onto the set. Sloan, 39, then came out from backstage, got one one knee and asked the Dancing With the Stars judge, 43, to marry him. (She said yes -- watch the video above.)
After Carrie Ann accepted the 2.5-carat, princess-cut diamond ring in a platinum setting, guests Jake Gyllenhaal and Howie Mandel joined them for champagne. It's so cute, even The Juice* had to smile. Now that's some sage advice from Reege.