Food Network personality Ted Allen on Wednesday announced that he's preparing to exchange vows with long-time partner Barry Rice.

After the Supreme Court released two cases related to gay marriage, Allen, the host of Chopped, messaged that he would be celebrating the wins with a walk down the aisle.

“Proud to announce on this historic day that my partner of 20 years, Barry Rice, and I are engaged to be married :),” the 48-year-old Allen messaged to his nearly 80,000 Twitter followers.

Allen and Rice met in Chicago, where they both worked for a chain of community weekly newspapers; Allen was part of the paper's “Famished Four” restaurant review team, while Rice worked as the chain's entertainment editor.

Allen gained notoriety on a national level in 2003 with the debut of the television makeover series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Chef Mario Batali tweeted his well-wishes to the pair: “Yay!”

Also announcing an engagement on Wednesday was Melissa Etheridge.

(Related: With Prop 8 gone, Melissa Etheridge announces wedding plans.)