Gayle King Reveals Her ‘Favorite Son’ William Is Engaged — and Oprah Helped with the Proposal!

The 'CBS Mornings' co-anchor took her fans behind the scenes of the special moment with a sweet Instagram post

<p>Courtesy Gayle King</p> Gayle King

Courtesy Gayle King

Gayle King's Son William

Wedding bells are ringing for Gayle King’s son William Bumpus Jr.!

William, one of King’s two children with ex-husband William Bumpus, is engaged to Elise Smith, the CBS Mornings co-anchor announced in a Monday Instagram post. The post included a sweet video of King, 69, and her good friend Oprah Winfrey orchestrating the moment!

“Behind the scenes of the proposal,” King said in the clip of her and Winfrey, 70, trying to find a good spot for the engagement photographer to hide and capture the moment.

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Winfrey got very involved in the planning, putting herself in the photographer’s shoes as King asked her, “What’s your suggestion, Oprah, on where [the photographer] should be?”

After a few seconds of deliberation, the video pans to another King family member, the co-anchor’s other child, daughter Kirby Bumpus, and her 2-year-old grandson, Luca, who were also present for the special moment.

<p>Courtesy Gayle King</p> Gayle King's Son William Is Engaged

Courtesy Gayle King

Gayle King's Son William Is Engaged

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The post also included a clip of William, 36, and Smith, walking to the spot of the proposal, during which people in the background say, “Is it happening?”

Then, as William gets down on one knee, a chorus of gasps and “Oh, my God”s can be heard.

“It has happened! Favorite son @willgb3 has found his person,” King wrote in the caption, “and I now have a favorite daughter-in-law to be: The lovely @elisemariesmith!”

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The CBS co-anchor also said that “a lot of planning went into this moment” — and joked that “there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen.”

“Now just waiting for the date of the wedding!” she added.

<p>Emma McIntyre/Getty</p> William Bumpus Jr. and Gayle King.

Emma McIntyre/Getty

William Bumpus Jr. and Gayle King.

In a final video, William and Smith’s loved ones clapped for the newly engaged couple as King examined her daughter-in-law-to-be’s engagement ring — along with Winfrey.

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Users reacted to the news in the comments, congratulating the pair and thanking King “for sharing such a beautiful moment!”

The stars also got in on the action, with Sharon Stone writing, “Why am i so excited 😂😂😂,” and Niecy Nash Betts added a slew of heart-eye emojis.

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