Ginger Zee, “Good Morning America” weekend weather anchor, is officially off the market after Zee announced today on “GMA” that her longtime boyfriend, Ben Aaron of WNBC, popped the question Wednesday afternoon.
Aaron asked the question outside New York City’s Lincoln Center near the fountain where they had their first date.
“I had no idea!” Zee, 32, told GoodMorningAmerica.com. “It was 2:30 p.m.– I had workout clothes on and the construction crew working on the fountain burst into applause–so cute!”
Aaron, 31, a correspondent for “New York Live,” hid the ring inside a Magnolia bakery banana pudding container, which Zee says was nothing out of the ordinary because that is one of their favorite sweet treats, and also something they shared on their first date after dinner.
“We had it on our first date, and actually meet at the fountain often after work,” she explained. “So meeting there and banana pudding are very normal. I couldn’t even open the box I was so shaky and crying with happiness.”
Zee says Aaron really is the love of her life, and she never laughs harder than she does when she is with him.
“My heart is so full! I really feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” Zee said, overcome with joy.
Zee said the two met a year ago in September when they were both in a spin class for charity.
“He walked me and a friend home across Central Park,” Zee wrote. “I immediately emailed him when I got up to my apartment. I knew!”
Zee says her parents and family are “over the moon” and already asking for grandchildren.
When asked if a Michigan wedding is being planned, she responded, “Not sure but it is definitely a contender. Hoping to do it very soon!”