Former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert, 38, announced that she was engaged to rock musician Linda Perry on Monday.
Gilbert shared the story of Perry’s surprise over the romantic proposal that included a picnic in the park.
“We go to a park, and we have food and we’re eating it, it’s really sweet and there’s this guy sitting playing guitar, like a street musician, and he starts playing this song that we love. … I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s so weird, this is so magical and amazing.’
“So that ends, and she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna ask him to play this other song,’ but this other song is really obscure and this guy wouldn’t know it, but magically he knows it. … And suddenly the people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket and walk over and they start playing Love Song (by the Cure).
“Then she goes to her backpack and she pulls out some T-shirts, and the first T-shirt says ‘Will,’ and then she puts on another T-shirt that says ‘You,’ ‘Marry,’ ‘Me’ and the last one is a question mark. And then she goes to her backpack and gets a ring.”
She is the latest high profile figure to announce her engagement in recent weeks. NBC News correspondent and “Weekend Today” anchor Jenna Wolfe announced late last month that she’s expecting a baby, and it’s with her girlfriend and fellow NBC news correspondent Stephanie Gosk.