Dancing With the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba Is Engaged to Robb Derringer: Proposal Details

Carrie ann inaba robb derringer'Dancing With the Stars' judge Carrie Ann Inaba has asked her mom to be matron of honor in her upcoming wedding (Photo credit:

Another couple is dancing into marriage! Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba announced on Wednesday, December 14, that she’s getting married to actor Robb Derringer.

The dance pro, 48, first revealed the news to People and later tweeted about her engagement. “We’re so excited to share this with everyone….IT’S TRUE!” Inaba shared. “#believeinlove ❤️❤️❤️.”

According to People, the General Hospital alum proposed to Inaba this past Saturday at the very location where they shared their first date. The spot—a private cove located along the Pacific coast of California—wasn’t the only sentimental aspect of the proposal.

“Saturdays are special to us, because our first date was on a Saturday and we have celebrated with a toast, a visit to a beach, special date, a motorcycle adventure, or a road trip on every Saturday since,” Inaba told the mag on Wednesday. “So on Saturday, we returned to the place of our first date and got engaged at the same place we shared our spontaneous and magical first date.”

Derringer first penned a letter expressing how much Inaba means to him. The actor said he subsequently popped the question with a ring designed by Jean Dousset.

“I then got down on one knee under what I will always remember as the most serene and tranquil night sky I’ve ever seen,” he said, “and asked my beautiful girl if she would do me the honor of being my wife, to which she thankfully replied yes.”

Inaba rounds out an extensive list of DWTS engagements and weddings from this past year. The show’s co-host, Erin Andrews, confirmed this week that she’s engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Jarret Stoll. Professional dancer Mark Ballas recently married his fiancee, BC Jean, and had Derek Hough serve as his best man.

Meanwhile, two pro couples—Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy, as well as Emma Slater and Sasha Farber—both got engaged within the past year.

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Esther Lee
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