Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
Sara Gilbert and her girlfriend Linda Perry are engaged to be married, Gilbert announced Monday on The Talk.
Perry, a musician and producer, proposed to Gilbert about a week ago during an afternoon picnic in a park, she told her Talk co-hosts. "I'm sitting there listening and I'm kind of daydreaming and I'm thinking like, 'If I ever proposed to her this would be an amazing way to do it,'" Gilbert said during Monday's show.
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Apparently she and Perry were on the same page. Perry had organized for a group of musicians to serenade the couple with their song, The Cure's "Love Song," during the picnic. Then she popped the question, using T-shirts to spell out "Will you marry me?"
The couple's mothers and a few close friends were covertly watching from nearby, Gilbert said. Finally, Perry introduced musician John Waite, who played "Missing You," another of the couple's favorite songs (even though it's about a failed romance).
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"It's the most amazing proposal ever," according to Gilbert. And her response? "Well, yeah, after that spectacle!"
Gilbert has two children — Levi, 8, and Sawyer, 5 — with her ex, TV producer Alison Adler. Watch her telling of Perry's proposal below.