Actress Jenny Slate accepted her boyfriend's marriage proposal with a mouth full of salami.
The Venom star announced her engagement to artist Ben Shattuck in September (19) after less than a year of dating, telling fans on Instagram he had popped the question during a picnic in France.
Now the bride-to-be has opened up further about the romantic occasion, which took place as they enjoyed the outdoors on the grounds of an abandoned castle, confessing she almost ruined the moment by "nervously" stuffing her face at the most inopportune time.
"I had chosen many of the groceries for the picnic, which means that it was just, like, all salami," Slate told U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon. "I love a sausage!"
"The sun is setting," she continued. "He's holding my hand. He's saying, you know, these beautiful things to me. And all of a sudden, he's like, 'Jenny, you mean so much to me. I love you so much.' I'm like, 'He's about to propose to me! I can feel it coming!'"
Her instinct was spot on, but as Shattuck built up to the big proposal, Slate found herself anxiously chewing away.
"I had a moment to calm myself. Like, (I) could have been the Audrey Hepburn of the situation, very demure," she shared. "And he's like, 'Will you be my wife?' And of course, at that moment, when I could've been like, 'Yes,' or whatever, I have somehow nervously stuffed all of the sausage into my mouth and I'm like, 'Bleh!'
"Just sausage dangling (from her mouth). You know how they're connected by a string? One's hanging out. Yeah, I'm like, 'I will be your wife! Now you said it, you have to do it!'"
"Beautiful memory!" she quipped.
The marriage will be Slate's second - she was previously married to film editor Dean Fleischer-Camp for four years until 2016, after which she embarked on an on/off relationship with Captain America hunk Chris Evans until calling it quits for good last year (18).
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