Charlie White had been planning to propose to Tanith Belbin for a while, even if his now-fiancée had no idea. One person who did know about the big plan was Charlie’s Dancing With the Stars Season 18 pro partner, Sharna Burgess.
Sharna told People she was so excited she almost spoiled the surprise. "Every time I would see her, I would have this smile on my face that you can't really explain because I knew what was going to happen and she didn't. It was wonderful!"
Charlie and fellow ice dancer Tanith have been together for about five years, but he was just waiting for the perfect time and place to propose.
That happened to be in Hawaii, after both the 2014 Sochi Olympics (where he won gold with Meryl Davis) and DWTS Season 18 (where he just missed the Finals).
When Charlie posted his June 10 announcement pic with Tanith (and her ring), Sharna told People, "I jumped for joy even though I knew it was going to happen. Just to see that photo come up on Instagram and know ... they're a match made in heaven."
Aww! We were thrilled to see the news, so we can only imagine how Sharna felt to see her “little brother” take such a big leap. Now maybe she can choreograph their first dance at the wedding?