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

Carrie Ann Inaba's engagement ring, insert: Jesse Sloan and Carrie Ann Inaba Carrie Ann Inaba's engagement ring, insert: Jesse Sloan and Carrie Ann Inaba

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.

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!”

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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