Howard Stern is getting married.
To his wife.
That would be Beth.
In a not-quite-impromptu proposal to his wife of 11 years on Wednesday's edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the Roosevelt- and Rockville Centre-raised radio shock jock summoned his wife, who was seated in the studio audience, then dropped to one knee, held both of her hands, and said:
"Darling, you know you have given me the best years of my life. I love you so much. You do so much for animal rescue. You know how I feel about you. I'm gonna say to you now, in front of all of my best friends" — gesturing to the audience — "my sweet love, will you marry me again?"
The setup was as follows: Stern was recounting to Kimmel, a close friend for years, the recent vacation both talk show hosts took together with their respective spouses (in Tennessee, of all places), when Stern recalled a conversation both had: "I'm talking to Jimmy, and I said, 'You know, it's embarrassing. I have asked my wife to remarry me ... [but] she always says 'no' because she thinks it's jinxed if you get married again."
Jinx or not, he proposed. She accepted.
Kimmel, 51, jokingly offered Stern a pump or two of hand sanitizer when all the hand-holding was over.
Stern, 65 arrived at "Kimmel" — which will broadcast live from Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House the week of Oct. 21 — to sell his book, "Howard Stern Comes Again," which was published in the spring.
Expect Stern to be a guest during that run of shows — he always is when Kimmel comes to BAM — and maybe, just maybe, he and Beth, 47, will get married on "Kimmel."
Be surprised by nothing: This is Howard, and the beginning of November sweeps. What are friends for, anyway?