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Howard Stern proposes to wife Beth, live on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Howard and Beth Stern attend the North Shore

Howard and Beth Stern attend the North Shore Animal League America's "Get Your Rescue On" gala on Nov. 30, 2018, in Manhattan. Credit: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy

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?

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