Carrie Ann Inaba: I Met My Fiance on eHarmony!

Celebrity News Oct. 27, 2011 AT 1:02PM
Carrie Ann Inaba: I Met My Fiance on eHarmony! Credit: Jeff Vespa/

It's a match made in cyberspace!

Set to wed accountant fiance Jesse Sloan, Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba is opening up about how the couple first met -- on the online dating site eHarmony!

"I was dating all these younger guys, and [thought] I had to change it up," she tells Access Hollywood Live's Kit Hoover and Billy Bush of her decision to search for love online.

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Though Inaba, 43, didn't post a photo as part of her profile, she sure was descriptive when it came to filling out eHarmony's extensive match questionnaire. "I said 'You need to be sexy' [and] 'I love cats.' He was the one they sent me, and it just felt familiar," she says. "[Looking at] his picture, I felt like I already knew him."

Two years after their first "supervised" date with pals, Sloan, 39, got down on one knee during a March 2011 broadcast of LIVE! With Regis and Kelly and asked Inaba to be his wife.

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"I struggle to find the words to express what you mean to me," he gushed to a teary Inaba. "You're an inspiration. You're everything to me. Will you marry me?" he asked.

The only hitch about accepting Sloan's proposal? "I'm not a good wedding planner -- I suck!" Inaba admits to Access Hollywood. "I want to do a backyard or beach [wedding]. If I go to Hawaii and do [a beachfront wedding], I have to leave my cat; I'm a crazy cat lady!"

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And as she struggles to plan her ceremony, Inaba is focused on fitting in another to-do in her already hectic schedule: Trying for a baby!

"Whichever comes first is fine," Inaba reasons. "We don't have to be married to have a baby. At my age, I have to get moving on the baby. The wedding can come later!"

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