Real estate broker Ryan Serhant breaks a lot of hearts (and a lot of bad news) on the Bravo reality show Million Dollar Listing New York, but in real life, the bad boy housing guru planned a romantic, showstopping proposal for his girlfriend, Emilia Bechrakis!
Serhant popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, who also appears on the show, in Times Square in New York City on Sunday morning. Somehow, he managed to find the only way to make that a truly swoon-worthy proposal spot — he shut down the tourist attraction for an entire hour at 7 a.m.!
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"No one has ever done something like this. But I'm only going to propose once in my life, so I wanted to make sure that I did something special," Ryan told E! News exclusively of the proposal. He secured the location by working with the Times Square Alliance and the NYC Mayor's Office.
The result was a sterling success. "It worked!" Serhant gushed. "This is the most incredible day! Words really can't describe what I'm feeling." For her part, Bechrakis was thrilled, as well. "This was a complete surprise," she told E! News. "I was not expecting this at all. He's really outdone himself!"
She was probably also excited about her brand-new engagement ring: a custom-made, radiant-cut diamond.
This is not the first time Serhant has turned on his suave charms for the camera. Last season, he surprised Bechrakis with an impromptu dance session in Central Park to prove his commitment. Luckily for fans of the show, the proposal, too, will eventually be public — the entire thing was filmed for the show's upcoming fourth season.