What's goin' on with Sara Gilbert and songwriter girlfriend Linda Perry? They're getting married! Actress and TV personality Gilbert, 38, announced their engagement on the Monday, April 8 episode of The Talk — explaining that the former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, 47, recently popped the question with an elaborate, musical proposal in an L.A. park.
Perry (who has written hit songs for the likes of Pink, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and many others) arranged for a guitarist, brass band and other musicians to play their song, The Cure's "Love Song." The Grammy winner then donned a series of five different t-shirts reading "Will You Marry Me?" word by word.
On hand for the elaborate romantic gesture: their moms and several friends.
"I think that's it and it's like the most amazing proposal ever . . . " Gilbert told her fellow Talk co-hosts, but Perry had one more trick up her sleeve: 80s rocker John Waite, crooning one of Gilbert's favorite (sad) love songs, "Missing You." "We had our proposal with our breakup song, which is great," Gilbert cracked.
Former Roseanne star Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010 — revealing that she and TV producer Alison Adler had been in a longterm relationship since 2001. The former couple share son Levi, 8 and daughter Sawyer, 5, and split in August 2011. Gilbert and Perry stepped out later that year.
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