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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon get engaged — onstage, of course


Neal Schon and Michaele Salahi at the Silver Docs Film Festival in Silver Spring in June. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington PNost)

Update, 3:30 p.m.: Neal and Michaele talk about the proposal

Engaged: Michaele Salahi, 47, and Neal Schon, 58, after — what else? — an onstage proposal in Baltimore Sunday night. It all went down during Journey’s concert at the Lyric, a fundraiser for John Hopkins Hospital’s Kimmel Cancer Center. Midway through, the veteran guitarist pulled his ladylove from the wings (she’d earlier officiated at a pre-concert fashion show) and dropped to one knee.

She said yes, to cheers from the crowd, reports our colleague Ben Sumner — and then the band played its 1983 power ballad “Faithfully,” of course. The rock on her finger: Huge. A tweet from their publicist seemed to confirm this is all for real. It’s been a whirlwind year for the two, who hooked up after the erstwhile Virginia socialite-turned-White House state dinner crasher-turned “Real Housewifeabruptly split from husband Tareq Salahi — lots of red carpets and TMZ cameos, a PG-13 music video and a gig at the Republican convention. No word yet on when they’ll make this official, but count on them to let us know.

Updated: More on Neal Schon’s engagement to Michaele Salahi: On-stage proposal and 11 carat diamond

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