Carlos Correa won the World Series & then proposed to his girlfriend on live TV

I’ve been in the gossip game long enough to remember the year that the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl and Reggie Bush was dating Kim Kardashian at the time, and everybody thought that Bush would propose to Kim after the Super Bowl win but he didn’t. That was the beginning of the end of their relationship, by the way. They were over less than two months later, and I always thought that Kim really wanted to marry Reggie and she was bummed when he never proposed. Kim was and is the kind of woman who enjoys that kind of spectacle, the spectacle of a giant proposal that everyone can see and talk about. I am not that kind of woman, and I would absolutely loathe to be “put on the spot” on national television with a proposal. But I’m not Texas beauty queen Daniella Rodriguez, who accepted her boyfriend’s proposal right after he and his team (the Houston Astros) won the World Series last night:

Here’s what I like: that Carlos Correa spent the money on a giant diamond. It really popped on camera, and that was thoughtful. I also like that he had the ring in his pocket, and that he had a plan. I’m assuming if the Astros didn’t win, he still would have proposed, just not on camera right after the game. I also enjoy that Daniella Rodriguez didn’t seem, like. SHOCKED that he proposed. It was clearly something that they had probably discussed before (the idea of settling down, at the very least), but she did seem surprised that he did it at that moment.

But still… is this tacky? Or is that question totally ruining a nice romantic moment? I can’t tell. Like, if this was me, I would be horrified, but then again, that’s my personality and everybody’s different. They’re clearly in love and it IS sweet (and a little bit tacky).

Photos courtesy of Instagram.

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  1. HelloSunshine says:

    Go Astros!! My husband was so happy and proud, he wore his Correa jersey to work this morning lol
    Idk if anyone watched the whole series, but the last game was pleasantly boring compared to the rollercoaster of the first 6. Definitely the best post season I’ve seen!

    Meh, I don’t care if it’s tacky, I think it’s sweet he proposed and they look happy so I’m here for it :)

    • mia girl says:

      Yeah, I could be cynical about it…but with all the bad crap happening in the world I’m gonna look through my rose colored glasses at this event.

      She seemed totally into it and by asking her to share a life together minutes after having won the WS, it seems like he made the biggest moment in his life about both of them. I’m here for it.

  2. savu says:

    Not my jam, but it was really cute. To each their own, good for them! And I will always cheer on a rock that huge. Daaaaayum.

    • Justjj says:

      My husband could give me a ring that size any time, any place, and I would not be upset. I’m tacky and love low brow love stories and things like getting flowers more enormous than my office mates’ on Valentine’s Day. I thought this was kind of sweet but then again, my husband asked me to marry him in a decrepit coffee shop. When you’re in the moment, you just kinda roll with it, even if it’s embarrassing for half a second.

  3. D says:

    I always feel like cynic when I say that I don’t like public proposals and maybe I am…I just feel like it’s not just tacky but there’s also something a bit manipulative about it, it puts so much pressure on her to say yes. What if she’s not into it, she doesn’t want to get married and she says no, people would probably boo her and say some not so nice things.

    • Babooshka says:

      Can always count on someone here to spin a sweet and thoughtful proposal she looks elated to be accepting as “manipulative.”

      • D says:

        I was talking about public proposals in general, not these too people specifically (I didn’t know who they were until I clicked on this article). Not everyone finds public proposals sweet and thoughtful.

  4. ShaunaShyBlackGurl says:

    I think he knows his gf enough to know what she’d be okay with. I wouldn’ be cool with it but..hey it’s not me and she’s not pissed so who am I to bitch about it?

    • Carol says:

      Exactly! I would have hated it, but my husband knew that and made ours a private moment. Clearly he knows her well enough that he could make it public, and she clearly didn’t mind. They were sweet together!

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s what I’m thinking. She seemed genuinely happy, so I’m assuming he knew she’d be ok with it.
      But my general feeling is don’t make it big and public unless you know the person you are proposing to is going to be ok with that – and is going to say yes, because damn, that’s a harsh burn to have on camera for the world to see if they say no.

  5. CynicalAnn says:

    House full of sad Dodgers fans here. I thought it was cute and very “them.” I would have hated anything like that. I didn’t even like everyone looking at me when we got married.

  6. Serene Wolf says:

    Lol at the guy in the end! He was acting like a new born baby who’s never seen a proposal before.
    I think it was a little tacky but very sweet.

  7. Sayrah says:

    Need a close up of the ring! I vote sweet.

  8. Maria F. says:

    i do not like public proposals. It is such a private moment and to outsiders like me who do not know them from apple, it seems very corny.

    I get that she is happy, but damn, it’s not that serious….

  9. Katenotkatie says:

    Come on, it was cute! They’re in love and he just won the World Series. She seemed shocked and happy and let’s just give them this one. Go ‘Stros!!!

  10. K2Squared says:

    Go ‘Stros! It was tacky, and I actually started cringing when I realized he was going to propose. But that rock was huge!

  11. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    What a beautiful pear!
    Absolutely one of my favorite cuts.

    Congrats to them and to him for his win!
    Ps I love how he said her full name.

  12. AG-UK says:

    woohoo got my Astros hat out of the wardrobe… too bad no one here at work cares.. I’d be horrified but that’s me. Just looked and he’s 23 well that says it all reason they don’t really care. My 23 y/o self wouldn’t but then my 23 y/o self wouldn’t be getting married.

  13. AMA1977 says:

    Happy, happy Houstonian here! So proud of our team. GO ‘STROS!!!

    She reacted with pure joy and delight, no hesitation to say “yes.” I thought it was adorable and very sweet that he wanted to share his triumph with the person he wants to share his life with. We can dissect and overthink and talk everything to death, or we can see a happy young couple who have had an amazing 24 hours and wish them a resounding “Congratulations!”

    Congrats, Daniella and Carlos. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

  14. lautie says:

    That was a cute proposal scene, it was not toooo over the top and the girl really looked happy……goals!!!!

  15. JA says:

    Tacky as Hell but something tells me this couple loves attention so they probably wouldn’t have had it any other way. Different strokes…. my husband proposed to me at sunset at a winery. He was hoping less ppl would be around because he was nervous and waited till they were about to close. About 10 ppl saw him get down on one knee… one of the best moments of my life <3 Can't imagine sharing that with millions…

  16. OTHER RENEE says:

    I think it was incredibly original and sweet. Good for them. My husband proposed on a beach at night. No one was around. It was a formality since we had already designed the ring but I didn’t see it til he actually proposed. However, the floodlights from a nearby restaurant were on, so if anyone was looking out the window, I guess they would have seen him on one knee. But at that moment, all you think about is each other. And I’m guessing that this was the case with this couple as well.

  17. Sherry says:

    I’m a Dodger fan and I love it! I thought it was very sweet!

  18. Livealot says:

    LOVED it! He made a moment that could have been all about him…about her !!

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I saw a comment online saying that proposing on the same day he won the World Series was so brilliant because now he can always say, “It was the best day of my life!” and she’ll always think he means it’s because of her. :-D

  19. Molly says:

    I thought it was incredibly sweet. I also love that she was amped up enough to ugly cry and gush really naturally about it. (Ahem, Kim Kardashian on the baseball field with her faux Shocked Face and hitting her angles toward the cameras when Kanye was proposing.)

  20. KBB says:

    Not my style, but she’s a beauty queen and she clearly loved it. I’m happy for them! And even happier for the Astros!

  21. Scal says:

    I like that he thought I’m going to make the biggest night of my professional life the biggest night in my personal life. And made it about them and not just himself. I also thought it was adorable how she ripped that press barrier out of her way to tackle him.

    Apparently he had the ring in his locker and told the astros club manager if they won to go get it out of the locker so he could propose. He didn’t bring it onto the field because he ‘didn’t want to jinx it’. And it was his mom’s idea and she helped by having the girlfriend try on her rings for ‘fun’ so he could pick out the right size. Very very very cute.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Oh, all of that makes it even cuter!! they were just adorable and the whole thing made me smile.

    • MissMarierose says:

      And I love that he told most of his teammates, but forgot to tell Justin Verlander who found out about it live on air from Frank Thomas. So funny.

      Also, that couple in the background wearing Astros jerseys is Alex Bregman’s parents. So sweet that they’re taking pictures for them.

  22. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I’m just sorry the Astros won. After Gurriel was allowed to keep playing in the world series despite his racist comments and gestures, I had hoped they would lose. So instead of celebrating America’s sport, I had to reflect on America still being a terrible racist place.,

    • KBB says:

      It’s funny, I was self-righteous like that when the Patriots won and now seeing people root against my hometown, knowing how desperately the city needed something good, I realize how wrong I was.

      You really can’t hold one jackasses actions against an entire team and entire city. EVERY sports team has at least one person of questionable character on it or associated with it.

  23. VintageS says:

    Pretty cute although I usually HATE public proposals. There is a shot somewhere where she is beaming and showing off the ring that is cute. Glad she’s not humble-bragging about it either. He’s adorable too.