One San Diego Humane Society employee got the surprise of her life when she sat down with Ellen Degeneres.
Jesse Tyler was a guest on The Ellen Show Monday with her boyfriend at-the-time, John King-Hernandez.
During a game of Heads Up, King-Hernandez got down on one knee and pulled out a ring. In response, Tyler squealed and fell into her boyfriend's arms.
"And you didn't even say yes. But are you saying 'yes?'" Ellen asked. Tyler said yes and kissed her boyfriend.
Tyler never dreamed her fiancée would propose to her on national television.
“I’m such an Ellen fan because she loves animals and cares about animal rescue. I’ve been writing letters for years, trying to get tickets to attend a taping of the show,” said Tyler when asked about the appearance in a statement. “I had no idea John was going to propose to me on the show – it was such a surprise!”
Degeneres spoke to Tyler about her position as Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator with the San Diego Humane Society during the interview and encouraged people to adopt rescued pets.
The couple have been dating for more than four years. They have not set a wedding date yet, but the financial burden of planning has been alleviated after the couple received a $10,000 gift from Shutterfly.
The couple's appearance on the episode airs Tuesday at 3 p.m. on KNSD. You can watch it live by clicking here.