Canadian television personality Marilyn Denis is engaged — and the story is sweeter than the hot cross buns she recently taught us how to make on her show.
On Monday night, the 59-year-old took to Twitter to announce she was engaged to her high school sweetheart, sharing an adorable side-by-side photo of the couple at their high school prom and a photo from 40 years later.
In 1975, Jim, who lived down the street, asked me to prom. We had a blast and he moved away. 40 years later we reconnected, fell in love, and last night he proposed! #ISaidYes pic.twitter.com/tad1aRpTX3
— Marilyn Denis (@MarilynDenisCTV) May 7, 2018
“In 1975, Jim, who lived down the street, asked me to prom. We had a blast and he moved away,” she wrote. “Forty years later, we reconnected, fell in love, and last night he proposed!”
To say fans were excited for Denis is an understatement.
So happy 4 u, Marilyn! I grew up watching u on cityline back in the early 90s. My mom watches ur show everyday at the nursing home and calls you "Maraleen" lol
— north (@northynort) May 8, 2018
Congratulations! High school true love..so nice. Happy for both of you
— cathy mcintyre (@btoadcathy) May 8, 2018
Congrats!!! I'm happy to hear that love never dies . I'm looking up to you because I'm scared I will never find love but you made me feel love is real . Congrats again you look so happy . ❤️
— Michela (@mickeymicd89) May 8, 2018
— Charlene Dwyer (@VCharDwyer) May 8, 2018
What a fabulous love story!! What an adorable couple!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
— Reanne (@reanneheart7) May 8, 2018
Congratulations Marilyn! An amazing story with a very happy ending. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Love, Gilda❤️
— Gilda Rovan (@gilda905) May 8, 2018
That’s so wonderful! Congrats! My Mom reconnected with her highschool sweetheart 5 years ago and they got married in 2015. She’s never been happier. I wish the same happiness for you two!
— leanne mclaren (@leanne_mclaren) May 8, 2018
When it comes to journalism, Denis has always been ahead of the curve. She kicked off her career as the first female DJ at KRPL in Moscow, Idaho, she spent some time working in radio before moving into television journalism in Calgary. Working as a programmer, music director and traffic reporter, Denis really hit her stride when she auditioned to co-host a CHUM FM program in 1986. Since then she has continued her career in radio and television, winning various awards for her spanning broadcast career.
Fellow broadcasters are also congratulating Denis.
OMG Marilyn, this is the MOST wonderful news! Congratulations to you both and here's to a lifetime of happiness! Hugs and congrats again – Erin & Rob
— Erin Davis (@erindavis) May 8, 2018
— Angie Seth (@kateygoalie) May 8, 2018
Love this! Congrats!!
— dan levy (@danjlevy) May 8, 2018
SO happy for you ❤️
— Mollie Brown (@_MollieB) May 8, 2018
— Gabriella (@GabyHenderson) May 8, 2018
This is just the best. Ain’t life grand.
— Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) May 8, 2018
Denis was married once and gave birth to her only son in 1988, but has since been divorced for a number of years.
Yahoo Canada has reached out to Denis for comment.
Congratulations to the happy couple!