The former Roseanne star, Sara Gilbert, and rock musician Linda Perry, are officially engaged. Gilbert, 38, announced the news on her show The Talk. She also shared the story of the creative and extremely special proposal.
Perry, 47, was previously in 4 Non Blondes and decided to take the musical route during a picnic when proposing to Gilbert and presenting her with an engagement ring.
“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.”
As if the proposal wasn’t already amazing enough, it didn’t end there.
Gilbert continued: “So then she says, ‘OK, turn around,’ and I turn around and our mums are there and a couple of friends. … So I think that’s it and it’s the most amazing proposal ever and then … this guy walks up and she’s like, ‘This is John Waite,’ and he starts playing Missing You.”
Gilbert and Perry started dating in 2011. Gilbert wanted to share the happy news of their engagement with her audience because of the support she receives from her viewers. In a touching statement she concluded, “I happened to be talking about gay marriage and I thank you all for your support on that issue,” she explained. “That was before I had any idea about any of this. I’m super shy and don’t usually want to tell anything. But I wanted you guys to know because I feel like you’re a part of our family here.”
We wish these two amazing women only happiness and offer our congratulations.