UPDATE: Missouri couple gets an engagement redo on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Missouri couple who received an engagement ring on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" after dropping theirs into a pond says the original ring had been found days before the show.
The Kansas City Star reports that Seth Dixon dropped the ring into a pond in Kansas City while proposing to his girlfriend Ruth Salas on Sept. 9. The couple went to Los Angeles under the pretense of being interviewed by "20/20," but Kimmel surprised them Tuesday with the opportunity to re-do the proposal with a ring provided by the show.
The original ring was found Sept. 16 by Michael Long, who the couple didn't know. Dixon and Salas found out about two days later.
Dixon says Kimmel's staff was aware the ring had been found when they appeared on the show.
A Missouri couple who accidentally dropped a $3,000 engagement ring into a pond has had a chance to redo their engagement proposal on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
The Kansas City Star reports that a video on Facebook shows Seth Dixon dropping the ring on Kansas City's Loose Park bridge while proposing to his girlfriend, Ruth Salas, on Sept. 9. The ring slipped between the bridge's slats and fell into the pond.
The couple went to Los Angeles under the pretense of being interviewed by "20/20," but Kimmel was planning to feature them on his show.
Kimmel brought them on stage, which had a recreation of the park and the bridge. Jewelry designer Neil Lane presented them with an oval cut diamond ring that has 100 small diamonds.
The couple then redid the proposal. They didn't drop the ring this time.
Editors note: this story has been updated to reflect the most current information.