Tearful Bingle leapt up and down when `Pup Clarke proposed to her

March 31st, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, Mar.31 (ANI): Australian model lara Bingle says that she was in tears and leapt up and down when cricketer boyfriend Michael Pup Clarke presented her with a 200,000 dollar 4.7 carat diamond ring to seal their engagement in New York. “We’re enjoying our engagement one day at a time, and right now we’re not thinking about children,” Clarke, who turns 27 tomorrow, told New Idea magazine.
Clarke proposed to Bingle at the Rockefeller Centre ice skating rink after a horse and carriage ride through Central Park.
“Surprisingly, there was nobody around and it was a full moon. I pulled the ring box out of my pocket, opened it, bent down on one knee and asked Lara: ‘Will you marry me?’”
Bingle, 20, had excitedly accepted.
“There were tears running down my face, I was over the moon. I started leaping up and down, checking out my ring,” news.com.au quoted Bingle, as saying.
Clarke asked Bingle’s father, Graham, who has terminal pancreatic cancer, for permission to marry her before they left on their trip.
“The extra special part is he gets to see her happy with the man she’ll spend the rest of her life with,” said Clarke, whose father had Hodgkin’s disease.
Bingle said she hoped her father would be able to walk her down the aisle.
“We’ll have to wait to see how long he’s here for,” Clarke said. (ANI)

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