It feels like every time we hear a new story about a passage from Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill, there’s a very good chance it will involve some kind of creep or asshole doing something shitty or power-trippy at NBC. But there must have been some kind of rip in the space-time continuum, because we’re getting a cute, non-awful story about Ronan Farrow’s proposal to his boyfriend Jon Lovett.
31-year-old Ronan and 37-year-old Jon, who is a former Obama speechwriter, sitcom writer, and podcast host (and not a former SNL castmember, like I thought), and they’ve been together since 2011. Ronan and Jon obviously like to write, so Ronan used his words to ask Jon to marry him. And he secretly slipped his engagement into a draft of Catch and Kill for Jon to find while proofreading. via People:
“Later, when I decided some of that reporting would make its way into a book, I’d send him a draft, and put in a question, right on this page: ‘Marriage? On the moon or even here on Earth.’ He read the draft, found the proposal here, and said, ‘Sure.’”
Step aside “over the moon,” you’ve been replaced with ON the moon. But apparently they often joked about getting married on the moon. They love these moon jokes. To be fair, I’d want to blast off into outer space and go live on the moon too if Woody Allen was my dad.
“Just working on my vows for the ceremony. On the moon. In our gravity boots,” Farrow wrote about Lovett telling him that during a phone call. “Jonathan’s mother wanted grandchildren, and not in the age of lunar bases,” Farrow wrote.
But of course they’ll get married here on Earth. Which is good, because it would be near impossible for Ronan to serve face under a clunky space helmet.
Speaking of that wedding, my heart goes out to any wedding guests that try to pull any shady gift-giving business. Ronan is an expert at exposing the truth. It will take him all of three seconds to determine if a toaster was re-gifted.