A star becomes a bride! TV personality Star Jones, best known as one of the former co-hosts of The View, is engaged to boyfriend Ricardo Lugo, her publicist confirms to The Knot.
Jones’ relationship status remained in question after she teased a photo of herself wearing a ring on that finger—without confirming that she was engaged in June. “There appears to be a heatwave going across the Midwest,” Jones wrote at the times alongside a photo of herself flashing her ring. “The extra heat is from the sun shining on my heart. The bells of happiness are ringing right now.”
Since then, the television host has made several appearances with the suspicious sparkler on her ring finger, and was finally able to confirm her relationship status ahead of proposal season. (We hope Jones has been marking off that checklist in the interim.)
Jones and Lugo first went public in summer 2016, after she joined him and his son at a Hamptons event, where she confirmed to People that she was dating. “This is my family,” she said at the time. “I’m not married, but we’re together.”
The future bride and groom, meanwhile, took a welcome break from planning to attend the 2017 Angel Ball in New York City on Monday, October 23. “Perfect night @gabriellesangels #AngelBall together,” she expressed.
This is the second marriage for Jones, who was previously married to Al Reynolds from 2004 to 2008.