Illinois news anchor Evie Allen got the surprise of a lifetime during a New Year’s Day broadcast when her boyfriend appeared to ask her to marry him live on the air.
As her co-anchor set up a story about the weather, reporting “ice was coming around the corner as we speak,” Allen’s real-life boyfriend entered the set. Decked out in a suit and tie and holding a bouquet of flowers, he approached the shocked anchor and wished her a “Happy New Year.”
“You know that I love you and I had something I wanted to ask you,” he continued, getting down on one knee as the cameras continued to roll. “So Evie, will you marry me?”
Through tears, Allen accepted the proposal, laughing in shock and showing off her ring to the cameras. “Of course I’ll marry you,” she told him, still in disbelief that her co-anchor Tony and the news crew were in on the surprise proposal.
“Hope this warms you up a little bit,” he announced. “A great little surprise we had this morning.”