Sara Gilbert, a co-host of CBS' The
Talk, is engaged to songwriter-record producer Linda Perry.
On Monday's episode, Gilbert described
how Perry proposed.
Gilbert told her co-hosts that her
suggestion of making John Waite's Missing You their song had
been vetoed by Perry, who said it was a breakup song. Instead, the
pair agreed on the Cure's Love Song.
“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.”
“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 she gets a ring.”
“And I'm like, 'Well, yeah, after
that spectacle …,'” Gilbert
Perry also arranged to have friends and
family nearby to celebrate the moment.
“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.”
The women started dating in 2011.