Dancing with the Stars Pros Emma Slater and Sasha Faber Just Got Engaged on Live TV!


Forget the infamous disco ball trophy! Dancing with the Stars pro Emma Slater was prized with something just as special and sparkly on Tuesday night's episode of DWTS, when her fellow dancer Sasha Faber dropped to one knee and proposed right there on live TV! And that engagement ring is scoring straight tens from all of our judges. Here's how the over-the-top public proposal went down...

After being sent home last week, Slater returned to the ballroom floor last night to perform a dance with Faber. But little did she know that it was all an elaborate rouse for her sweetheart to pop the question!

"Sasha, I've always thought you had the potential to actually host," DWTS host Tom Bergeron began, after the couple performed their routine. "So I'm going to give the show over to you." Squealing with nervous delight, Slater looked on smiling as Faber took the mic. "I've been meaning to do this for such a long time," the dancer said, dropping to one knee and revealing the engagement ring from his back pocket. "I love you so, so much. Will you marry me?" And if the moment couldn't get anymore picture perfect, as Slater exclaimed her "yes" and the two embraced, streamers poured down from the ceiling and a giant screen flashed "She said YES!" behind them.

Emma Slater and Sasha Faber Engaged

Photo: Emma Slater via Instagram

Derek Hough and the rest of the DWTS cast soon rushed to hug the newly-engaged duo and fawn over the bride-to-be's new bling — what looks like to be a morganite engagement ring with a halo and pavé diamonds decorating the band. Ahh-maze-ing...

"I really, really like colored stones and I saw this and it was kind of like a vintage, dusky kind of color and I love that," Slater later shared with Entertainment Tonight, after the engagement excitement died down. "It was the same color that my mom had for her wedding ring and I love it. It's everything."

But back to that epic televised surprise! How did Faber even manage to pull it off? "I was dying, I'm not gonna lie," the dancing pro said of his pre-proposal nerves. "I touched my hands and they were sweating, and I was like, 'Oh my god, I've still got to do this dance. And then I've got this in my pocket, what if it falls out? I didn't know what to expect."

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Meanwhile, his bride-to-be was totally overwhelmed by the magical moment. "As soon as [our dance] was over, I felt his energy get even worse, like even more nervous than when we danced, and I thought that was really strange." Slater explained. "I turned to Sasha and he turned to me, and I was like, 'Ahh!' He didn't even say one word and I think I started to hyperventilate and do all that really like, ugly crying stuff, which I'm sure I'm going to regret, but it was the best day of my life!"

Hey, the best is still yet to come — a.k.a. their sure-to-be beautiful wedding day! We're already envisioning their obviously fabulous first dance...

First picture of the ring! #Emsha is our everything goals right now. 😭😍😘💍 #DWTS

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