Savannah Guthrie Lost Her Engagement Ring, Found It in the Trash

Us WeeklyJuly 16, 2013
Savannah Guthrie Lost Her Engagement Ring, Found It in the Trash

Since getting engaged to political consultant Mike Feldman in May, Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has already experienced her first pre-wedding meltdown. During a July 15 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, the TV journalist, 41, revealed how she recently lost -- and then found -- her engagement ring.

"It was too big, so I was wearing a band-aid around it for like six weeks," she said of the diamond sparkler. "It bothered me so I would take it off all the time."

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Guthrie continued, "One day I was home in the afternoon and I started looking around: 'Where is that ring?' I looked high and low, everywhere you could look. The panic was rising up. I called work: 'Can you please look in my office? Maybe I left it there.' I'd already kind of passed by the sink and the trash and glanced but I wasn't at the desperation level."

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The Australia-born, Arizona-raised star finally reached "desperation level" when she decided to stick her hand down the drain. It was at that moment that she discovered guacamole and bean dip -- but no ring. "I opened the trash and I started rifling through it . . . [and the ring] fell out of a paper towel in the trash," Guthrie recalled. "Then I was like, 'Do I tell him?'"

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Guthrie -- who was wed to BBC News presenter Mark Orchard from 2005 to 2009 -- has been dating Feldman for four years. "I'm so excited," she said on Today's May 13 broadcast. "Our families have been in-laws for years. . . They were just waiting for us to catch up!"

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