Beloved MythBusters Host Proposes to Long-Time Girlfriend With $20,000 Ring

Former “MythBusters” host Grant Imahara popped the question to his longtime partner Jennifer Newman on Wednesday night.

The 46-year-old TV host and actor got down on one knee in front of 250 people at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles, according to TMZ.

Guests thought they were just attending a surprise birthday party for Newman, but little did they know that Imahara was going to propose.

The vintage engagement ring, which he found at an antique dealer in San Francisco, weighs in at 1.56 carats and costs around $20,000.

Imahara took to Twitter to express his elation.

WE HAVE A YES. Just got engaged to @Jennernugen!!!” his first tweet read.

In another similar post, Imahara included a photo of him and his soon-to-be wife, accompanied with the caption: “Proposed to @Jennernugen last night and she said yes!




Imahara was a part of the Emmy-nominated “MythBusters” team for over 10 years before the Discovery channel decided in 2014 to drop him, along with co-hosts and fan favorites Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, the Daily Mail reported.

Post @lojmasquerade chill.

A photo posted by @jennernugen on

According to his IMDB, Imahara also landed a role as Hikaru Sulu in the fan-created web series “Star Trek Continues” in 2013, and is set to join forces with Byron and Belleci once again in the Netflix series “White Rabbit Project” which premieres on Friday.

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