Carrie Ann Inaba's 'Live!' Surprise: A Proposal!

Jesse Sloan and Carrie Ann Inaba pose for a picture at The Trevor Projects annual "Trevor LIVE" held at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood on December 5, 2010 -- Getty Images

Carrie Ann Inaba got more than she bargained for while filling in for the vacationing Kelly Ripa on Thursday's "Live! with Regis and Kelly," thanks to her now-fiancé, Jesse Sloan.

At the beginning of the show, the "Dancing with the Stars" judge cleared up rampant rumors of a possible engagement - spurred by a recent interview with Prevention magazine, in which Carrie said she was "planning a summer wedding on the beach" -- telling Regis Philbin that the stories were not true and flashing her bare ring finger to the show's audience.

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However, the 42-year-old former Fly Girl was shocked at the end of show, when Regis answered a pre-planned viewer question regarding the best way to propose. The studio lights slowly dimmed as Jesse made his way onstage to ask Carrie to marry him.

"Yes, I will marry you," a shocked Carrie tearfully answered. "You tricked me!"

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The newly engaged couple shared a kiss and embrace before Jesse, 39, adorned Carrie's finger with a platinum 2.5-carat princess-cut diamond ring by Rafinity, which also contained Carrie and Jesse's birthstones, according to People.

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