Alison Mau engaged to girlfriend

AMY MAAS AND AMANDA MIDGLEY
Last updated 05:00 01/03/2012
Alison Mau, Karleen Edmonds
ENGAGED: Alison Mau and Karleen Edmonds.

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Fair Go presenter Alison Mau has proposed to her girlfriend of two years Karleen Edmonds.

She proposed about 10 days ago to her dance partner lover, after finalising her divorce to One News anchorman Simon Dallow.

The couple was keen to keep the engagement low key but confirmed they were to wed.

"We're excited to be taking this next step in our lives together, and want to thank all our family and friends for their unanimously positive reaction to our plans, and for all their unwavering support," they said.

Mau met Edmonds at her hip-hop dancing studio studio, where her kids were believed to have gone for lessons.

She publicly confirmed her relationship with Edmonds after introducing her new partner to a crowd at a Queen of the Whole Universe drag pageant - a fundraising event - in Auckland in November 2010.

She also told the crowd she was "bisexual" and had "fallen in love with a wonderful woman and it was just so unexpected".

Mau and Dallow split in June 2009 after 19 years together and have two children, aged 11 and 14.

Meanwhile, the celebrity proposals didn't stop with Mau.

Popular Newstalk ZB broadcaster Kerre Woodham popped the question to her long-time partner Tom McIvor yesterday.

The leap year proposal was accepted.

She tweeted: "He said yes. I'll be Mrs McIvor within the next 12 months".

Asked by a friend whether she was had signed up for a lucrative magazine deal, she said "There will be none of that nonsense".

She added: "We've been talking about it for years - Leap Day was just too good an opportunity. And it's an Irish tradition."

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