Kelsey Gerckens and Joey Buttitta are on a serious winning streak!

Just last week, the reality stars came out on top when they won season 27 of The Amazing Race. Fast-forward to this week and the couple referred to as the "dating co-workers and news anchors" decided to take a giant step in their relationship.

Pull out the ring because somebody is about to get engaged.

"Kelsey, I love you so much and we have run this amazing journey together," Joey shared on Wednesday's episode of Home & Family. "I love you, I can't imagine being with anyone else."

Kelsey Gerckens, Joey Buttitta

Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

With Hallmark Channel cameras rolling, the reality star got down on one knee and presented his leading lady with an engagement ring by Kirk Kara.

"Hell of a week! First we win The #AmazingRace and now WE ARE ENGAGED! Thanks to everyone at @homeandfamilytv for making this proposal possible," Joey shared on social media after the proposal. Kelsey added, "The moment I said 'YES' to marrying my best friend, Amazing Race partner & love of my life! So excited to spend the rest of my life with you!"

Joey's parents along with Kelsey's mother and brother were sitting in the audience during the surprise proposal. Even The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan was present for the impromptu moment.

Kelsey Gerckens, Joey Buttitta, Engagement Ring


Fans of the popular CBS reality show know the pair as the contestants who flew under the radar for most of the season. In fact, they didn't even feud with any co-stars as they traveled ten countries and tens of thousands of miles.

Throughout the experience, however, both Joey and Kelsey admitted that the experience brought them even closer together.

"Did this really happen? Still in shock!" the blond beauty wrote on Instagram. "What an incredible experience."

Congratulations to the couple on their engagement!

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.