Dave Annable Called Mom In For Backup When Proposing

Dave Annable got so nervous about proposing to girlfriend Odette Yustman that he asked his mom to make sure the ring he picked out was OK.

“I was so stressed going in there,” Annable told People magazine about picking out the ring at the jewelers. “The woman was like, ‘Please, just buy it
already!’ I was so nervous I brought my mom in.”

Despite his nerves, Annable made sure to make everything perfect because “I knew,” the dashing actor said. “And when you know, you know.” The Brothers and Sisters star had taken careful note of what kind of ring his lady would like and went for pure romance for the big moment, popping the question in in Santa Barbara, Calif., over the Valentine’s Day weekend at the spot that they “fell in love.”

Yustman was in such a state of shock at seeing the ring she said, “‘That’s not real.'”

The fetching couple enjoyed a day at the beach November 15, 2008. Their engagement comes after an 18 month romance.