Shiri Appleby: Engaged to Jon Shook!

Posted Friday August 17, 2012 6:24 PM GMT

After two years of dating, Jon Shook decided to take the next step in their relationship by proposing to Shiri Appleby, who happily accepted during a romantic July trip to Ventotene, Italy.

Before Shook slipped the 2.5-carat Itay Malkin ring on his bride-to-be's left hand, the "Life Unexpected" actress explained that her chef beau popped the question while they were eating.

"One second you're having lunch, the next you have a ring on your finger!" Miss Appleby told Us Weekly while admitting she made him ask her twice, reminiscing, "I was like, 'I want to slow this moment down.'"

However, family members are ready for the couple to walk down the aisle, as Shook revealed his mother's reaction, "We called and she said, 'Mazel tov! When's the date?' We said, 'We got engaged 30 seconds ago!'"

Jon, who owns Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles, says he knew Shiri was the one a long time ago, as he adorably told, "When I am cooking at home, I have a couple rules. Keep it fast and not a lot of dishes, I knew Shiri was a keeper because the first time we cooked together she washed the dishes."

Photo Credit: Shiri Appleby

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