Sara Gilbert engaged to girlfriend Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert, with girlfriend Linda Perry at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party in February, announced their engagement Monday on "The Talk."
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Sara Gilbert of “The Talk” is engaged to Linda Perry, her girlfriend of more than a year, the co-host announced Monday on the show.

The proposal, which was elaborate, is best captured by the notoriously shy Gilbert herself, who shares the event in the video down below -- definitely worth watching to hear all the intricacies. Be warned: It involves a love song, a breakup song, a picnic, a guitarist, a daydream, a string section and horns, T-shirts, moms, friends and musician John Waite.

Gilbert’s reply to the proposal? “Well yeah, after that spectacle!”


She also thanked audience members for their previous and continued support for gay marriage, and said that with her engagement, “Maybe it will give us all something to root for by the time it happens.” The issue of California’s Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, is currently with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gilbert and musician Perry, who was a member of 4 Non Blondes in the ‘90s and now works as a songwriter for the likes of Pink and James Blunt, have been dating since late 2011. News of their relationship broke after paparazzi caught them together on a Sunday morning.

“It’s weird,” Gilbert said at the time. After their morning outing, “I go online and it’s on, like, CNN, and I’m flattered, you know, and I can’t believe that anyone cares.”

Gilbert, sister of Melissa Gilbert and former “Roseanne” cast member, broke up with Allison Adler in August 2011, just a year after going public about her sexuality and her relationship. The couple had been together for 10 years and were raising a son and daughter together.


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