It's a match made in morning TV heaven! Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took their romance to the next level and are officially engaged. The couple gushed over the proposal during an interview with Vanity Fair.
The duo flew to the South of France and Monaco to celebrate Brzezinski's 50th birthday, but her beau had a little something extra up his sleeve during the romantic getaway. Scarborough popped the question at Bar Bellini at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. "Halfway up the hill, he said he needed to sit down," Brzezinski told Vanity Fair. "We hadn't been feeling well, so I thought, 'Oh, poor guy, he can't make it up the hill.' His glasses were fogging up he was so nervous. I kept thinking he really must not have felt well."
Before she knew it, Scarborough got down on one knee and proposed with an oval-shaped diamond ring set in platinum (he'd been hiding it in his suitcase for days). "When I saw him on one knee, I started laughing nervously, almost hysterically," she said. "And then he asked, and I said, 'Absolutely.'"
Brzezinski admitted she sorta, kinda suspected something was up when she arrived at their destination, which she described as "the nicest place they had ever been." "He can’t keep a secret," she said. "He just can’t. He always blurts stuff out."
Scarborough, who's been married twice before, hesitated with the idea of marriage at first, but soon changed his mind. "I thought after the last time that I would never, ever do this again in a million years," he admitted. "Then it occurred to me that with us working together and being live on the air every day for three hours that we were forced, no matter what disagreements we had, what misunderstandings we had, to work through it and get right with each other by 5:59 A.M."
We'll raise a coffee mug to that!