Dancing With The Stars 2011 – Carrie Ann Inaba Gets Engaged On Live TV & Details On Her Engagement Ring

The timing couldn’t have been better. At the top of the show, Inaba had told Regis Philbin and the audience that the stories about her being engaged simply weren’t true, though she had mentioned in an interview that she was anticipating a summer wedding.

She even bared her naked ring finger before the camera, as the audience let out a collective – and sympathetic – “Aww.”

A bit later, show guest Jake Gyllenhaal presented Inaba with a mock engagement ring.

But then came the real thing….

Carrie Ann was engaged on LIVE With Regis and Kelly today. I can’t embed the video, but, you can see it happen >>>>HERE. Her face is priceless at the surprise of her fiance Jesse Sloan showing up. Special thanks to PureDWTS readers Lori and Zach for this news!!

Here are some fun details on Carrie Ann’s engagement ring from People.com.

“Jesse came in a few months ago,” Ann Mangini of Santa Monica’s Rafinity jewelers tells PEOPLE. “He had a very clear idea of ring style and diamond cut: princess cut in a clean platinum mounting.” As they worked to design the ring, Mangini presented him with several different sparklers, and Sloan ultimately selected the 2½-carat, D-color, princess-cut diamond he presented to his girlfriend of two years Thursday morning on Live with Regis and Kelly. But there’s more to the gem than meets the eye. “Since the ring was so very simple, for a little flair I suggested we set both his and Carrie Ann’s birthstones hidden on the inside of the ring,” Mangini says. “[It’s] a Rafinity signature detail and a way to symbolically join the happy couple.” So while not visible to the eye, Inaba’s birthstone, garnet, and Sloan’s birthstone, which happens to be diamond, are both “artfully” embedded in the ring, as well.

Below is picture Carrie Ann posted on her twitter today of the ring.