'The Talk's' Sara Gilbert engaged to girlfriend Linda Perry
'The Talk's' Sara Gilbert engaged to girlfriend Linda Perry
By Chris E. Hayner | April 8, 2013 4:46 PM ET
On Monday's episode of "The Talk," Sara Gilbert had exciting news to share with her fellow co-hosts. She announced her engagement to musician girlfriend Linda Perry. Gilbert told the audience that the proposal happened "about a week ago," and caught her by surprise.
Gilbert says she and Perry were in a park eating, when people with string instruments showed up and began playing "Love Song," by The Cure. She says the couple had decided that particular tune would be "their song," as another favorite between them, John Waite's "Missing You," was about a breakup.
As the song played, Perry popped the question. "She goes to her backpack and she pulls out these T-shirts and the first T-shirt says 'will' and then puts on another T-shirt and it says, 'you,' then 'marry,' 'me.' And the last one's a question mark," Gilbert says, "It's the most amazing proposal ever."
The surprises didn't end there, as Perry then introduced Waite, and he played their other song, "Missing You." "We had our proposal with our breakup song," Gilbert says, "which is great."
Gilbert went on to thank fans of the show for their support of gay marriage, and allowing her to feel comfortable talking about the event. " I wanted you guys to know because I feel like you're a part of our family here."
Watch the clip below to see Gilbert talking about the proposal: (Video at link)
One of them should be a big-titted blonde, just to balance out the relationship, like the Rachel Maddow marriage.
I don't understand gays who look like twin couples.
I hate those ugly beenie hats Linda wears.
Awww..they picked a great song, too.
Was Sara publicly out before this?
I thought Sara was with another woman. The one she has children with?
r9, I know I may be behind on Sara Gilbert's but you have been under a rock.
R9 yes Sara has been out publicly for years. Before The Talk started, for sure.
I don't know what's tackier, the T-shirt proposal or Sara sharing the story on national TV.
Oh, dear. Linda Perry's been known as a serial dater of celesbians for years. Run, Sara, run.
Where are the sexy lesbians?
There's always some speech impediment or bad hair, even on the rich ones like Gilbert and Perry.
I knew Sara Gilbert was gay...
Sara looks like she needs a shower...bad
Gross. Does Linda Perry still have those disgusting dreadlocks? Gross.
They both look like they have dubious personal hygiene, so in that respect I'm sure it will work out quite well for them.
That whole Roseanne show was hard on the eyes and it looked like no one warshed.
And Gilbert's looks grew so tiresome--I thought it was part of that act that she was a sloppy teenager but evidently she's like that in real life.
Is being a sloppy dresser some kind of signal to other gay women that you are one of them?
They are both going to Hell!
[quote]"She goes to her backpack and she pulls out these T-shirts and the first T-shirt says 'will' and then puts on another T-shirt and it says, 'you,' then 'marry,' 'me.' And the last one's a question mark," Gilbert says, "It's the most amazing proposal ever."
T-shirts? Well, the most amazing LESBIAN proposal, at least.
Perry is a talented pop-rock producer. She's accomplished in her own right so I wouldn't normally think gold-digger right off, but that t-shirt proposal sounds more desperate than cute. As the creator of The Talk, Sara is loaded. I do kinda doubt that a shared interest in John Waite music is the primary attraction.
I never realized short Perry and Gilbert are. In this picture they look almost like children standing next to Kat Von D and that other guy.
Gilbert looks great compared the other chicks in that photo, meaning she looks human.
R10 Yes, her previous S.O. was Ali Adler, co-creator of "The New Normal."
R5, 14, 18, 23, you are tiresome.
Awwww, that's so sweet. Sara is engaged to a serial cheater. Not even excess baggage can slow down the speeding train that is the typical lesbian relationship.
I would've loved a proposal like that.
[quote]Gilbert says she and Perry were in a park eating, when people with string instruments showed up and began playing "Love Song," by The Cure.
If lesbians had the libidos of gay men, they would've been eating each other out in the park.
At least in r22's photo, Linda Perry has dead eyes.
The fact that they have a breakup song says a lot.
I'm no fan of children, but I thought Sara just had children with her wife. Didn't they do one of those deals where one partner has one Bio child, then other partner has the other Bio child, which is designed to cement the relationship to each other and to the children?
You missed lesbian drama, R31. Big fight, big dramatic breakup detailed on The Talk everyday. All the other cohosts had to endure it since she is the creator. Don't know if she still has custody of those kids.
Wait, she's marrying Steven Tyler?
I think she looks more like Kieth Richards than Steven Tyler.
Rub two Brillo pads together and you'll get what their sex life is like
I love Sara Gilbert, but Linda Perry looks a little scary. I do like her as a music producer, though.
And I said heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, heeeeeeeeeeey, what's going on?
What a poet laureate Linda Perry is....
Did the tshirt a symbolize something? I don't get it. It seems awkward to have to haul out, unfold, then somehow display a bunch of tshirt a on a park bench.
I think that Sara Gilbert is pretty. She has nice skin and I love her hair. She is a natural beauty.
So is Linda on drugs or did she spend the first 45 years of her life sharecropping?
I don't understand the multiple t-shirt thing. I mean, after wearing the first two t shirts "WILL" and "YOU"... I would assume that Sara was just sitting there knowing full well that it was a marriage proposal and then had to sit there while her girl friend put on three other t-shirts to get through the rest of the question: "MARRY" "ME" and "?"
Frankly, I have always found waiting for someone to get dressed to be rather tedious.
Considering both Sara and Linda are millionaires several times over, I rank this proposal as lame.
Tee shirts? What? No trucker hats?
Since Sara played straight on TV, would she be allowed at MichFest? Or is she considered a collaborator with the Penised Persons?
There are plenty of straight women at Michfest!
Well, not plenty, some.
[quote] They both look like they have dubious personal hygiene
I see what you mean!
Linda is very talented. Loved this song she wrote for Christina Aguilera.
[quote]Did the tshirt a symbolize something? I don't get it. It seems awkward to have to haul out, unfold, then somehow display a bunch of tshirt a on a park bench.
That said, I hate it when people share their proposals. They all think it's so magical and some of us are just cringing on the inside.
I think I get it. Next to Perry, Sarah is gorgeous!
I thought Sara was pretty.
She is fucking hideous! Fuck...just looking a "it" made my nuts hurt. She should be living under a bridge...ack! Nasty.
r57 = Blind
There's nothing more hideous here than the Elton "fug" John marriage.
Sara Gilbert has nice eyes and she's looking good. You creeps are rough
What's going on here? Sara can do a lot better- she really is pretty cute. Linda Perry is ugly! Looks like a dirty, unkempt drug addict with limited personality. I will never forget years ago, seeing Perry at the Viper Room..she had a posse of younger lesbians who fawned over her sitting in a booth. I walked by her, and she said (flirted) hey - get me a beer will you? (I did-I was playing a fawning lesbian, too) but she came off as a user. She should have bought ME a beer. Gina Gershon was there as well. WEHT?..
That picture isn't helping your case r61
Linda looks rough as hell. And Sara is a huge step down from Linda's ex, Clementine Ford (Cybill Shepherd's lookalike daughter).
A step down? More like a leap down!
They both need a flea dip.
Clementine Ford is married to a guy now. I always thought she was cute.
FYI - Linda Perry is one of the richest, most well connected lesbians in all of LA. And super respected in the music industry. So, gay, rich$$$ and lots of musician fantasy, front row concert tickets to every event, back stage passes, etc etc etc. Lots of perks to dating her. Plus - Gilbert doesn't have to worry about dating below her $$ station.
Thanks Linda at r69. I don't think people were worried about her social station as much as her shitty facial tats.
All that money and she can't spend a little on grooming products?
Hope Linda manages to bathe sometime before the wedding.
Linda's talent is average. And that's a compliment.
[quote]That said, I hate it when people share their proposals. They all think it's so magical and some of us are just cringing on the inside.
You said it. That proposal story is meaningful to only the two people involved. There is no need to share every last 'magical' detail.
Gay and straight alike--we don't need to hear about you magical momnets especially if they involve T-shirts spelling out the obvious message while your favorite drippy songs are playing.
[quote]So, gay, rich$$$ and lots of musician fantasy, front row concert tickets to every event, back stage passes, etc etc etc
I suppose if you're 12 that sounds good. "Oooo concert tickets" who gives a shit? Most of them suck anyway you couldn't pay me to go.
[quote]I walked by her, and she said (flirted) hey - get me a beer will you?
That's flirting? She sounds like some dude wanting women to wait on her. You should have told that fugly twat to get off her fat ass get it herself. Loved to have seen the dumb look on her face with that response.
The T_shirt proposal is tacky as hell and both are drama queens for doing it publicly.
And when these two toads break up over something tedious the viewers of The Talk will have to endure every excruciating detail, because while Gilbert may be gay she is still a FRAU who thinks she's fascinating.
When will women shut the fuck up about their private little moments? Why do fraus, straight or gay, think the world cares about the details of their boring lives?
And why does someone with a speech impediment be on a talk show--that seems like the ultimate narcissism.
There are cute lesbian couples out there for us all to admire--Ellen and Portia, Rachel and her zoftig--but these old toads are a drippy nightmare of scare-pussy.
You're kidding right R76? You're complaining about over sharing yet Ellen and Portia are just as bad.
That said, they have talk shows whose core audiences are "fraus" who eat this shit up.
F&F most of this thread.
[quote]You missed lesbian drama, [R31]. Big fight, big dramatic breakup detailed on The Talk everyday. All the other cohosts had to endure it since she is the creator. Don't know if she still has custody of those kids.
For those of us who missed it, would you care to share some of the juicy details?
Perry's got that ugly Sam Ronson look going on.
[quote]There are cute lesbian couples out there for us all to admire--Ellen and Portia
Those two now look exactly alike. They're scary.
Is T-shirt thing the lesbian version of the "you HAVE to marry NOW" schtick done by straight males at sports events? When those guys publicly propose on the jumbo tron.
I'm pretty sure if Gilbert wants backstage passes and free concert tix, she doesn't need to marry someone to get them.
Linda seems so annoying and immature in the few interviews I've seen of her. She really needs to grow up.
Do not get the appeal for Linda Perry at all. I don't think Sara is good looking, but I could see how someone would find her cute.
They look like they spend their evenings huffing paint fumes.
After watching VH1's Behind The Music, I have new found respect for Perry.
She has some new show that I clicked past today. She looks like she hasn't bathed in a couple of years.