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."
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."
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?'"
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!"
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Savannah Guthrie Lost Her Engagement Ring, Found It in the Trash