updated 04/08/2013 AT 3:20 PM ET
•originally published 04/08/2013 AT 3:30 PM ET
The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert shared some good news on the show Monday – that she and girlfriend Linda Perry are tying the knot!
Gilbert told her costars and the studio audience about her engagement that happened “about a week ago.”
Perry – who is a singer, songwriter and producer – planned a musical picnic to pop the question, which Gilbert called “magical and amazing.”
The pair, who announced they were in a relationship last fall, were eating in a park and enjoying listening to a musician playing nearby when the surprises started.
“I’m sitting there listening and I’m kind of daydreaming and I’m thinking like, ‘If I ever proposed to her this would be an amazing way to do it,’ ” Gilbert said. “The people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket, walk over and they start playing ‘Love Song.’ ”
The Cure tune is what Gilbert, 38, and Perry, 47, decided would be “their song” because another favorite, John Waite’s “Missing You,” was a breakup song, she said.