The 4.5 million viewers of “The Today Show” got a big surprise Monday morning when co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed for the first time her elegant four-prong diamond engagement ring. Over the weekend, she had accepted the marriage proposal of media consultant Mike Feldman while they were vacationing in the Caribbean.
Although the couple had been dating for four years, Guthrie told her NBC viewers that she was caught off guard when Feldman nervously started to deliver his proposal.
“He got on one knee and I still thought we were just talking [about getting married],” she said.
And then he handed her the box. ”I didn’t open it for a long time,” she said, “because I was just overcome.”
The 41-year-old Aussie, who replaced Ann Curry on “The Today Show” in July of 2012, was beaming ear to ear as she showed off her ring to a national audience. The classic setting holds an impressive prong-set round diamond center, accented with pavé diamonds on the band.
The 44-year-old Feldman, who now calls himself “the luckiest guy in the world,” is a consultant who counts Al Gore among his former clients.
Two high-profile stars of “The Today Show” were quick to express their excitement over the happy news by blasting photos and good wishes via Twitter and Instagram.
Co-anchor Matt Lauer tweeted ”Big news from Savannah!” and included a photo of Guthrie modeling her ring.
Turning to Instagram, co-host Al Roker posted a photo of Guthrie flashing the ring, along with a caption that read: “@savannahguthrie and her engagement ring. Congrats to her and fiancé Mike Feldman.”
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