Melissa Rivers is a bride-to-be!
In an interview with rivers-engaged-to-attorney-steve–mitchel-exclusive-8399875″PEOPLE published on Thursday, the television personality revealed she’s engaged to her boyfriend Steve Mitchel after a year and a half of dating, sharing that her mom, the late comedian Joan Rivers, would not only have approved of her new fiancé, but also would give her stamp of approval of the massive engagement ring he had custom designed for her.
“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,” Rivers said. “And more importantly, my mom would have approved of the ring. Oh yeah, and of Steve too!”
Fans began speculating that Rivers was engaged after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on that finger while at BravoCon last weekend. Check out her gorgeous sparkler in the photo, below.
While speaking with PEOPLE, Rivers, 55, said she and Mitchel first met at a Didi Hirsch Mental Health and Suicide Prevention event.
“I’m the Co-Chairman of the board. He was there as a friend’s plus one,” she recalled. “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.”
Rivers was previously married to John Endicott from 1998 until 2003. They share one child, son Cooper, now 22.
The Lies My Mother Told Me author said she’d never say “I Do” again following her divorce. However, that was until Mitchel.
“All of my friends are joking that I had a pretty good run and almost got to the