Jenny McCarthy announced live on ABC’s ‘The View’ that she and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg are engaged. The co-host displayed her gorgeous yellow sapphire engagement ring and shared her happiness over the proposal from the New Kids on The Block singer taking the studio audience and the world at large by surprise.

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Photo: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg
Credit: PR Photos, Twitter

Surprise, yes, but nonetheless, the 41-year-old actress and former Playboy model had teased the news on Twitter, in the hours leading up to showtime saying, “Between us… I would watch #theview today. Just Sayn. Xxoo.” And not satisfied with that hint she Tweeted yet again, “Turn on #theview It’s gonna be a goooood one. : )

Having galvanized her million-plus Twitter followers and everyone else who by happenstance or not to watch the show, spilled the news. Surrounded at the table by her fellow co-hosts — Barbara Walters, Whoopie Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and guest co-host Sage Steele — Jenny McCarthy exclaimed, “I just got engaged!” And as she showed off the gorgeous ring, she said, “It’s a yellow sapphire.”

She explained how the proposal came about, saying, “This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the other room and (my son) Evan out came with a card that said ‘Will’ and he handed it to me. Then Evan ran away and came in with a card that said ‘You.’ I started crying and then Evan came into the room with the word ‘Marry’ but spelled wrong.”

She continued her narrative, saying, “Last, Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie’s shirt said ‘Me’ and he got down on his knee. Of course, I said ‘Yes.’ In that moment Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad!’ and it made all of us cry.”

It is a beautiful story and heartrending, as her future husband involved her young son. We’ve seen so many proposals, sometimes televised live or put on YouTube after the fact, and this one, were it captured on video, would surely go viral.

Donnie Wahlberg himself made an appearance in the midst of the announcement to embrace his fiance to the cheers and excitement of the live studio audience as well as the co-hosts.

After the show McCarthy Tweeted once again — “Thank you for all the sweet wishes. @DonnieWahlberg and I are grateful and blessed. #love #bhlove” along with the photo above.

It will be the second marriage for Jenny McCarthy who was previously married to John Asher who is the father of her son, Evan. She was also famously Jim Carrey’s girlfriend for a time. It’s also the second trip down the aisle for Donnie Wahlberg who was previously married to Kim Fey and the former couple has two children. McCarthy and Wahlberg began dating last year.

And as for that beautiful ring, according E!News, it is a 10-carat yellow sapphire designed by Newport Jewelers owner Daniel Arik who said that Wahlberg took part in the deign process.

See the replay below and watch Jenny McCarthy share her exciting news on live television!