Don Lemon Is Engaged to Tim Malone: See Their Rings

don lemon tim maloneTim Malone and Don Lemon attend the 2018 Hamptons Classic $300,000 Grand Prix at Hampton Classic Horse Show grounds on September 2, 2018 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

CNN anchor Don Lemon is planning a wedding. The journalist and his boyfriend, Tim Malone, got engaged this weekend in their Harlem home–with the help of some furry friends.

“He gave me a present on his birthday,” Lemon wrote on Instagram. “How could I say no?”

Malone opted for a creative proposal by engraving the dog tags of their puppies, Boomer and Barkley, with a phrase that read: “Daddy will you marry papa?” Both Lemon and Malone are wearing engagement rings.


View this post on Instagram


He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?

A post shared by Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) on

According to CNN and other outlets, the couple first started in 2016 after meeting in New York City. Malone proposed on Friday night after celebrating his birthday in the city with Lemon.

The anchor, meanwhile, first revealed he was gay in his book, Transparent, which was released in 2011. “People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that,” he later told the New York Times. “I do have to say that the more people who come out, the better it is for everyone. I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn’t have taken me 45 years to say it, to walk in the truth.”

Secure your ideal wedding vision by starting with The Knot’s Style Quiz, here.

About the Author

Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.