Melissa Rivers announces 'shock 'engagement': 'My mom would approve of the ring!'

Melissa Rivers is engaged credit:Bang Showbiz
Melissa Rivers is engaged credit:Bang Showbiz

Melissa Rivers is engaged.

The 55-year-old star - who is the daughter of late comedienne Joan Rivers - has been dating Steve Mitchel in 2022 after they met at a meeting for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health and Suicide Prevention event set up by the organisation she works for but admitted that the engagement came as a shock because getting married again was never on her agenda.

She told People: " It’s a big step for both for us and I’m still in complete and total shock, even a month later, but beyond happy. And more importantly, my mom would have approved of the ring. Oh yeah, and of Steve too! I’m the Co-Chairman of the board.

"He was there as a friend’s plus one. It’s not often that a total stranger comes up to me and just starts talking. We’ve been together now for about a year and a half. All of my friends are joking that I had a pretty good run and almost got to the finish line of staying single for the rest of my life. It’s something that I never believed in my heart of hearts that I would ever do. But, apparently, hell freezes over and pigs do fly."

The former 'Fashion Police host - who was previously married to John Endicott and has 22-year-old son Edgar with him - went to add that she "didn't see it coming" at all and explained that they are yet to make any plans for the big day but thinks it will be at some point in 2025.

She said: "I didn’t see it coming and it’s really not easy to pull a fast one on me. Once Steve shoved some smelling salt under my nose from passing out, I said yes. We’re taking baby steps. We haven’t planned anything yet. If we do a ceremony and party I can’t imagine it being any time before 2025. I can guarantee it will be nothing like my first wedding or anything on that level."