*Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen surprised his longtime girlfriend, Maria Hansloven, with a marriage proposal in the middle of his appearance on Wednesday’s “Ellen.”
First, he presented Maria with a video expressing his love, then invited her on stage.
“I always envisioned that I would be on the highest mountain in the world,” he said, “and that my voice would be as loud as a lion’s roar — times a billion — so the whole world could hear me, just to tell you how much that I love you.
“I didn’t do any of this for the publicity, I didn’t do any of this for the recognition. I did this to show you that if I could tell the whole world how much I love you, I would do that.”
Then he got down on one knee.
“So Maria, will you marry me?”
She said yes.