Good news from the CNN family! The network’s anchor Don Lemon is engaged to Tim Malone, a real estate agent.
Tim proposed to Don on his birthday, and Don announced the exciting news this weekend, writing on Instagram:
He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?
He has received tons of warm wishes from fans, colleagues, and friends, and some of them already have questions about the couple’s wedding plans, the journalist said in an interview with People.
Don and Tim are not in a rush
The thing is, they haven’t yet started making specific plans, Don admits. He told People:
I’m just trying to enjoy this moment of bliss. And then, whenever we get married, we get married.
Don and Tim haven’t announced the wedding date (the will when time comes!) and the plan is to enjoy the preparations in a leisurely manner. Don said:
The advice I get from most people is: Don’t become obsessed with the ceremony or wedding planning — just enjoy it.
Of course, such things are more fun when you aren’t doing them under pressure from family and friends!
The emotional moment
Don and Tim have been together since 2016, but the proposal was a surprise.
Speaking to Page Six, the CNN anchor talked about the overwhelming emotions he felt when Tim asked him to be his husband. Don was so touched he couldn’t hold back tears!
Of course I cried! At first I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ His hands were trembling and his mouth was shaking, and he had a box in his hand and he got down on one knee.
Congratulations, guys! Enjoy this time as an engaged couple the way you want and don’t mind what critics say.