“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski say they are engaged, confirming rumors of an off-screen romance that have been swirling since last year.
The MSNBC personalities revealed their engagement to Vanity Fair in an interview for an article published just after their show ended Thursday morning. The engagement was first reported by the New York Post’s Page Six earlier Thursday and confirmed with MSNBC by The Associated Press.
Regular panelist Harold Ford Jr. offered his congratulations at the top of Thursday’s show. Brzezinski thanked him before fellow co-host Willie Geist joked that Ford was congratulating the pair on the show’s ratings.
Brzezinski told Vanity Fair that Scarborough proposed during a recent trip to France for Brzezinski’s 50th birthday, which was May 2. They were walking up a hill to a hotel bar in the coastal town of Antibes when Brzezinski said Scarborough got down on one knee, presented Brzezinski with an oval-shaped diamond ring, and asked the question.
“Absolutely,” Brzezinski replied.
Plans for the couple’s wedding have yet to be finalized, but they’re ruling out an offer from President Donald Trump to do the honors. The couple told Vanity Fair that Trump told them during a meeting shortly after his inauguration that they should consider getting married at the White House or his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida.