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After Intern Asks Question, Big News From Ardern

New Zealand PM got engaged over Easter, rep confirms

(Newser) - She gave birth as prime minister. Now, Jacinda Ardern may wed as prime minister, too. The New Zealand leader got engaged to her partner of more than five years over Easter weekend, a spokesman confirmed Friday. As the New York Times quips, "New Zealand almost didn't notice."... More »

Couple's Public Proposal Lands Them Under Arrest

Officials in Iran accuse them of 'outraging public decency'

(Newser) - It was a marriage proposal familiar to anyone who's attended enough sporting events or similar public outings. In this case, it happened at a mall, where a young man proposed to his girlfriend in front of a crowd of cheering shoppers, reports the BBC . She said yes and gave... More »

From Secret Divorce to a Rekindling: Empire Actor Engaged to Ex

'Empire' actor Terrence Howard is remarrying ex-wife Mira Pak

(Newser) - Romance may sometimes die, but it can also be resurrected. Just ask Empire's Terrence Howard, who People reports has slipped an engagement ring on a woman he's already been married to. The 49-year-old actor, who has two young sons with Mira Pak, proposed to his ex Sunday night... More »

Just Hours After Proposal, a Street Grate Ruined Things

But never fear, unlucky guy in Times Square, the NYPD has recovered your dropped ring

(Newser) - There was a definite hitch on the way to getting hitched for a couple in New York City. Picture it: Guy brings girl to Times Square just before midnight on Friday and ... immediately starts scrambling to recover the engagement ring that fell off her finger—down a grate. The couple... More »

Before They Served on Supreme Court Together, She Rejected His Hand

Author uncovers William Rehnquist's marriage proposal to Sandra Day O'Connor

(Newser) - Before she was the first woman on the Supreme Court, she turned down a marriage proposal from a future chief justice. As Sandra Day O'Connor withdraws from public life amid early dementia , NPR plucks from her past the untold story of a near engagement to William Rehnquist. The pair... More »

She Won Trip Atop Bridge. The Best Part Wasn't the View

Cord Wilson, Emily Misner newly engaged in Michigan

(Newser) - The Michigan Department of Transportation has found a new niche: engagement photography. Photos shared by the department Wednesday show St. Ignace's Cord Wilson getting down on one knee to propose marriage to his girlfriend of four years in a rather scenic spot: the top of the 552-foot-tall Mackinac Bridge... More »

Guy's Disney Proposal Didn't Get Fairytale Ending

Marc Rubin claims employee started altercation that ended up getting him arrested, sues Disney

(Newser) - A Long Island man thought July 8, 2015, was going to be "one of the most important" days of his life, but now he's suing Disney World for ruining it. Fox News reports on Marc Rubin's lawsuit, which the 57-year-old filed Sept. 27 in Florida's Orange... More »

Nightmare Infection Took His Hearing. But This, He Heard

Hayward Duresseau gets meningitis. Then, a proposal

(Newser) - For Hayward Duresseau, a "terrifying" diagnosis ended in one of the happiest moments of his life. The 27-year-old had just visited San Francisco with boyfriend Kerry Kennedy in February when he grew exhausted, lost some vision, got a killer headache, and fell violently ill—which landed him in an... More »

Marriage Proposal Ends With 4:30am Mountain Rescue

Yes, the engagement is still on

(Newser) - A Texas man went a bit too far in his quest for the perfect marriage proposal: Joshua Mason, 27, and Katie Davis, 28, ended up in "a serious situation" and having to be rescued by authorities. The couple flew from Texas to Denver Friday and set out on a... More »

Audience Member on Jeopardy! Gives Winning Answer

Her boyfriend was a contestant, and he had a big question for her: a marriage proposal

(Newser) - It usually takes contestants on Jeopardy! a second or two to come up with questions, but an audience member on Thursday night's episode had an instantaneous answer for one query, USA Today reports. That person was Maria Shafer, whose boyfriend, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, was being introduced by host Alex... More »

Traffic Stop Becomes Life-Changing Moment

A man identified only as Kenneth had a unique way to propose marriage

(Newser) - A woman was in for a huge surprise when Miami Beach police pulled her over, the AP reports. She and her boyfriend got out of the car. An officer asked the boyfriend if he had anything to say. And that's when the man, identified as Kenneth, got down on... More »

Justin Bieber Reportedly Marrying Into Baldwin Family

The pop crooner reportedly popped the question to Alec Baldwin's model niece, Hailey Baldwin

(Newser) - Justin Bieber is reportedly getting married, and you may have heard of his blushing bride (or at least her family). Per a TMZ scoop, the pop crooner proposed to model and celebrity scion Hailey Baldwin on Saturday at a resort in the Bahamas and she said yes. Baldwin is the... More »

As Woman Proposed, Her Partner Pulled Out a Ring

Video of Friday's chance event is now a viral hit

(Newser) - Jessa Gillaspie jumped up and down as her girlfriend got down on one knee Friday at the site of their first date, the Memphis Zoo, but there was more to the move than simple excitement. Before giving an answer, Gillaspie reached into her purse and pulled out a ring she'... More »

He Planned His Proposal in the Bahamas. Then Came the Wave

19-year-old Jonathan Brussow tragically killed in freak accident on island of Eleuthera

(Newser) - "God brought Jonathan in with a storm and took him back in a storm." That's how the family of 19-year-old Jonathan Brussow describe his death earlier this month in the Bahamas, just after he'd asked the family of his girlfriend for permission to marry her. Athena... More »

Retiree Accepts Proposal After Winning Conch Shell Contest

Mary Lou Smith, 70, and Rick Race, 73, were both competing on a stage in Key West

(Newser) - A Florida retiree has won the women's division in Key West's annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest—and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor. Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when 73-year-old Rick Race proposed on... More »

Passengers Cheer for Pilot's Very Special Preflight Speech

Jon Emerson proposed to his flight attendant girlfriend right before takeoff

(Newser) - Call it the tamer (and more romantic) version of the Mile High Club, before the plane even left the ground. The Independent reports on an airline pilot who decided to surprise his flight attendant girlfriend, who works with him, two days before Christmas. As Jon Emerson, 24, gave passengers weather,... More »

Subzero Temps Can't Stop Boyfriend's Proposal

Josh Darnell proposed to Rachel Raske on side of freezing mountain

(Newser) - Extreme cold didn't get in the way of a heartwarming proposal on an icy mountainside, the AP reports. Josh Darnell, 31, dropped to his knee and popped the question after climbing to a scenic spot Thursday on Tuckerman's Ravine, on the southeastern side of New Hampshire's Mount... More »

Man Learns Hard Way Not to Propose Over Body of Water

'You could hear a little plop'

(Newser) - It started with a wedding proposal and ended with a dozen churchgoers up to their armpits in pond water. The Kansas City Star reports Maddie Villareal was supposed to be filming a romantic engagement between her friends Seth Dixon and Ruth Salas Saturday in Kansas City's Loose Park. Her... More »

She Said 'Yes' to Proposal. Then the Balloon Crashed

No one injured in Edmonton incident

(Newser) - Since she was a child, Christine Peters had dreamed of going on a hot air balloon ride. Her dream finally came true on Saturday, reports ABC News , but if a wedding proposal didn't make the adventure memorable enough, the subsequent crash likely did. Peters had just gotten engaged to... More »

Woman Unwittingly Wears Engagement Ring for a Year

'It was literally under her nose'

(Newser) - An Australian man may have outdone pretty much everyone when it comes to perfecting the marriage proposal. Using only first names, the man named Terry tells HuffPost the story of how he gave his girlfriend Anna a necklace on their one-year dating anniversary. Using Huon pine, a wood native to... More »

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