Wedding bells are ringing for Food Network's Anne Burrell. The "Worst Cooks in America" star is now happily engaged to longtime boyfriend Stuart Claxton, who works in sales at Univision.
"A tiny bit of good news in these crazy times," the celebrity chef announced Tuesday. "We are engaged!!!"
The photo shows the couple embracing while showing off Burrell's diamond ring. "I am a VERY #luckygirl," she gushed in the caption.
Burrell, 50, and Claxton, 48, have been dating for about two years. She revealed to People she met the love of her life though the dating app Bumble.
A tiny bit of good news in these crazy times.... We are engaged!!! @stuartclaxton I am a VERY #luckygirl !!!! #ilovewhatido #shelteringwithmyfamily https://people.com/food/food-network-star-anne-burrell-is-engaged-to-stuart-claxton-were-basking-in-joy/
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As for the proposal itself, she said it was a setup where everyone in her family was seemingly in on it but her. It also helped that they are all sheltering in place together in her hometown of Cazenovia, New York.
"My mom and Stuart got together and made a plan where he and I were going to have a date night. She set up a beautiful table in her apartment and we just planned a dinner for the two of us," she detailed. "We were having a nice time, and Stuart then starts saying, 'Oh, this is a good song to put on a playlist for our wedding reception.' And I’m like, 'Okay, sure. But why are we talking about that now?'"
Their conversation turned into discussing family, to which Burrell openly admitted she "started getting weepy," and then Claxton proposed.
"Stuart pulls a ring out of his pants pocket and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is even happening,'" she recounted.
The two say they aren't rushing into wedding planning, given the current COVID-19 pandemic, so they're just "basking in the joy" of finally being engaged.
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