The Talk's Sara Gilbert gets engaged

Talk show host Sarah Gilbert gets engaged to girlfriend of two years Linda Perry.

Actress Sara Gilbert arrives at the premiere of "Justin Bieber: Never say Never” in Los Angeles, California on 8 February 2011. Picture: AFP/GABRIEL BOUYS

LOS ANGELES - Sara Gilbert, host of female chat show "The Talk," announced on Monday that she is engaged to her singer-songwriter Linda Perry.

Gilbert, 38, who starred as rebellious daughter Darlene Conner on the 1990s TV comedy Roseanne, made the announcement on the all-women talk show she created for CBS television.

Gilbert, 38, said Perry proposed while surprising the actress with a serenade by musicians during a picnic.

"It's, like, the most amazing proposal ever," Gilbert said on the show.

Perry, 47, the former singer in the 1990s rock group 4 Non Blondes, now works as a songwriter, penning hits for pop singers Pink and Christina Aguilera, including the 2002 ballad Beautiful.

Gilbert has two children from a previous relationship with television producer Allison Adler.