carrie ann inaba gi Carrie Ann Inaba gets engaged on 'LIVE! With Regis and Kelly'It’s just one big, happy life in front of the cameras for “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba. On Thursday’s (March 31) “LIVE! With Regis and Kelly, Inaba was surprised by (and said yes to) a proposal from boyfriend Jesse Sloan.

Inaba was sitting in for a vacationing Kelly Ripa when, during the viewer mail portion of the show, Reeg read a letter from a “viewer” unsure of how to propose to his girlfriend of two years. The viewer turned out to be Sloan, who appeared from backstage bearing the requisite diamond.

Earlier in the show, Inaba had denied a rumor that she was engaged. Later, guests Jake Gyllenhaal and Howie Mandel joined the couple for a bizarro world champagne toast.

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