Sasha Farber and Emma Slater, two longtime pros on Dancing with the Stars, got engaged during Tuesday night’s results show.

Sasha Farber, Emma Slater Engaged

Farber and Slater had entertained the live audience during a commercial break with a passionate contemporary dance routine. When the show started up again, host Tom Bergeron handed the mic over to Farber. “I’ve wanted to do this for such a long time,” Farber told Slater. “I love you so so much.” Farber then got down on one knee and asked Slater to marry him, and she said yes.

Following the show, Farber admitted that he was nervous before heading out on to the Dancing with the Stars stage, where he was about to pop the question.


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I was dying, I’m not gonna lie,” Farber told Entertainment Tonight. “Usually I’m like, running around and having fun backstage but I was just in the corner [before proposing]. I touched my hands and they were sweating, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve still got to do this dance. And then I’ve got this in my pocket, what if it falls out? I didn’t know what to expect.”

While Slater didn’t know that the proposal was coming, she did get the sense that something was going on with Farber.

“As soon as [our dance] was over, I felt his energy get even worse, like even more nervous than when we danced, and I thought that was really strange,” Slater explained to ET. “I turned to Sasha and he turned to me, and I was like, ‘Ahh!’ He didn’t even say one word and I think I started to hyperventilate and do all that really like, ugly crying stuff, which I’m sure I’m going to regret, but it was the best day of my life!”

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