He’s got a million dollars, the ‘America’s Got Talent‘ crown, and a headline tour kicking off soon — now Michael Grimm has landed himself a fiancée.
Here’s how it went down: After telling DeGeneres that he dedicated his performance of “When a Man Loves a Woman” to her on Tuesday night’s performance part of the ‘AGT’ finale, he said, “She’s been my rock. I gotta hand it to her. It takes a strong woman to deal with this and this business.”
The talk-show host then asked Lucy to come up on stage and Grimm took her by the hand and sat her on the couch. “She’s been there for me and once you find that good woman you hang onto it,” he said, before pulling a ring box out of his back pocket, bending down on one knee and looking up at Lucy to say, “I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?”
Oh heck, we can’t do it justice – watch for yourself here:
Of course, she said yes. The top ‘Talent’ star didn’t even hint that this was coming when we talked to him on Thursday morning, but he did talk about his other post-win plans. First on his list is to build a home for his grandparents, who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. They currently live in a trailer. Next up is a headline tour, which kicks off October 1st in Oakland, Calif., and hits 25 cities through November 7th.
But the biggest surprise of all is how he’s going to treat himself to any of that $1 million prize.
“I really haven’t thought about it,” he said. “There is nothing I would need. I pretty much have everything I need. The wants in my life are I want to be happy and I want my girl around me. There are other people out there that need this money more than I do. My whole goal and ambition behind this was to set my grandparents up and then to put some toward the community down in my hometown of Wakeland, after destruction of Katrina, they still are rebuilding.”
He did add that he would get a small house and “keep a low overhead,” and plans to keep on doing what he’s doing.
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