Yesterday on The Talk, Sara Gilbert told the story of her engagement to Linda Perry. In short, it was very romantic and public during a musical flash mob picnic in the park. It inspired us to reminisce on other celesbians who have received rings in the not-so-distant past.
Ellen DeGeneres popped the question to Portia de Rossi while staring at a goldfish. No joke! Portia had just done a shoot and brought a goldfish home with her, and she was watching the fish next to Ellen when Ellen asked, “This is a pretty romantic moment, right?” Portia replied, “Every moment with you is romantic.” Then Ellen presented her love with a three carat marquise cut diamond engagement ring accented with small pink diamonds, designed by Neil Lane.
Christine Marinoni asked Cynthia Nixon to be her wife in 2009 with a diamond engagement ring. The two announced the engagement at a same-sex marriage rally in New York a month later.
Lara Embry liked Jane Lynch so much that she wanted to put a ring on it after the two had been dating for six months.
Singer Brandi Carlile asked Catherine Shepherd to marry her and then told fans about it via a letter on her fan site AgainToday. “I wanted to tell you sooner,” she wrote last year, “but I thought I’d wait until I got the nerve to pop the question so I could give you all the news at once!” She even said she asked Catherine’s employer, Sir Paul McCartney, for his blessing.
Kirsten Vangsness‘s fiancee Melanie Goldstein asked gave her a ring in November 2009, but the two haven’t yet walked down the aisle.
Pro poker player Vanessa Selbst proposed to her girlfriend in the Bahamas the night before winning $1.4 million at a tournament.
Chely Wright told us back in April 2011 that she and now-wife Lauren Blitzer “proposed to each other.” They got married this past August in Connecticut and are expecting twins this summer.
There’s no wrong way to do it. Every proposal makes for a good story. Got one for us?