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 Housewife” abruptly 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.
Related: Michaele Salahi, a reality-TV life without a reality TV show, 9/18/11
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