CNN's Don Lemon is engaged to boyfriend Tim Malone

Malone popped the question on his birthday

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Don Lemon (L) and Tim Malone attend The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration – Milos Private Party on March 14 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Related)

He put a ring on it!

CNN anchor Don Lemon announced his engagement to boyfriend Tim Malone on Saturday.

"He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?" the anchor captioned the photo of their bowtie-shaped dog tags engraved with the words, "daddy will you marry papa?" The tags were on their puppies, Boomer and Barkley.

The photo posted on Lemon's Instagram also shows off the couple's rings.

Malone popped the question after his birthday as the two were celebrating, Lemon said. Malone shared the same photo on his Instagram account, writing: "He said YES!"

Lemon and Malone, a real estate agent, met in New York a couple of years ago.

They shared an on-air kiss during a live New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN in 2017.

"I grew up thinking that I would never be able to be public with my relationships, let alone ever get legally married," Lemon said Monday.

"So for me this is doubly thrilling and just a wee bit terrifying. Guess I have to start thinking about children. Talk about a late bloomer. "

Lemon anchors "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon," which airs weeknights at 10 p.m. He joined CNN in September 2006.

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