With a focus on “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough getting testy with co-host Mika Brzezinski last week while talking about Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House and whether it amounts to nepotism — an exchange BizPac Review characterized as a “lover’s spat” — the two jetted off to Europe over the weekend to get engaged.
A source told Page Six that the pair, who have long been rumored to be romantically involved, flew to France and Monaco in celebration of Brzezinski’s 50th birthday and Scarborough popped the question.
…on bended knee.
EXCLUSIVE: "Mika turned 50 and realized she wanted to move forward with her life and spend every minute with Joe" https://t.co/yyWqNKCT5c
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 4, 2017
“Joe got down on one knee and proposed old-fashioned-style with a ring,” the source said. “Of course, Mika accepted. They came back from the trip on Cloud Nine.”
“There are no wedding plans as of yet, they are just telling their families the happy news,” the person added.
But did Brzezinski, who split with her husband of 22 years last year, use last week’s tiff, of which Scarborough took to social media to somewhat apologize for, to press her advantage?
“Mika turned 50 and realized she wanted to move forward with her life and spend every minute with Joe, and not just at work,” a source close to Brzezinski told Page Six.
An MSNBC spokeswoman confirms the engagement to People Magazine:
Morning Joe Co-Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged https://t.co/zwLQYe9WjV
— People (@people) May 4, 2017
Adding to the intrigue, Scarborough told Vanity Fair that President Donald Trump suggested they get married at Mar-A-Lago or the White House when they discussed marriage in front of the president.
“They could have the President of the United States marry them,” Trump reportedly replied when son-in-law Jared Kushner offered to marry them.
Trump even suggested they tie the knot at Mar-A-Lago or the White House https://t.co/PQ3Kd3Sbsm
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 4, 2017
Here’s a sampling of responses from social media, with one user astutely joking, “It was either that or a sexual harassment charge.”
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 4, 2017
@marklevinshow It was either that or a sexual harassment charge. 😉
— The Sun Also Rises (@Sunset_USA) May 4, 2017
NY Post -Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged. Folks, Joe is 2 time loser & Mike makes him 3 time loser- pic.twitter.com/MwuLvXgPxn
— Blanche Victoria (@tammytabby) May 4, 2017
@PageSix I hope she don’t start having babies at this age
— lisa (@dyslexicnoshame) May 4, 2017
— maggie (@hemplify) May 4, 2017
— Part-Time-Political (@HonestAbeNotPC) May 4, 2017
@people He is kind of an asshole to her. And it seems like she wants to tell him so half the time… I guess this explains that ?
— Tacurrier (@TracySurprenant) May 4, 2017
@people She got divorced last year… ? hmmm
— JEANNE (@jhrn1973) May 4, 2017
@PageSix No way. They should go off into the sunset together and vanish forever.
— Big Bill (@mrbroy) May 4, 2017
Joe believes in “repeal and replace” when it comes to wives.
— Nick Harlow (@NicholasHarlow) May 4, 2017
@PageSix ….back to a time where Washington politicians were just everyday people, serving the people, and not some elite, unapproachable, royal.
— nj.com reader (@NjdotcomReader) May 4, 2017
— Kelli Marshall (@KelliMarshall) May 4, 2017
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