Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, the gay city-slickers turned farmers on the now-canceled reality series, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," have announced that they are engaged to be married. 


The proposal happened last weekend during a taping for Bravo's "The Real Housewives of NYC," unbelievably confirming a rumor back in August that I figured was nonsense. According to the, the two were the guests of honor for a party hosted by "Housewives" star Sonja Morgan and some other members of the cast. Near the end of the night, Ridge got up on stage and presented a ring to Kilmer-Purcell. 


"I designed this ring for you," he said. "It's imperfect on all sides, like both of us are. It's hand-forged from steel, like our 13-year relationship. And it's also lined with silver. Because we always find the silver lining."

Getting down on one knee, he dropped the big question. "Will you marry me?"

"Yes!" said Josh.


When Queerty asked Kilmer-Purcell if he knew anything about the proposal in advance, he said absolutely not — but with all that chatter back in the August, and the reality cameras everywhere, I find that hard to believe. 


Either way, I'm extremely happy for these two. Wouldn't it be great if the cameras weren't just there for the "Real Housewives" but as part of Season Three for "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" on Bravo? One can hope — but nobody's saying anything just yet. 

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

'The Fabulous Beekman Boys' are engaged
Brent Ridge asked Josh Kilmer-Purcell for his hand in marriage during a taping of 'The Real Housewives of NYC.'