Ted Allen (left) and Barry Rice
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Melissa Etheridge isn't the only celebrity who announced plans to wed
After the Supreme Court's gay rights
ruling regarding same-sex marriage, Chopped
host Ted Allen announced that he, too, would be celebrating by walking down the aisle.
"Proud to announce on this historic day that my partner of 20 years, Barry Rice, and I are engaged to be married," the Food Network personality and writer Tweeted
, along with a smiley emoticon.
Social media fans sent their well-wishes, including Mario Batali, who Tweeted
"Yay!" in reply.
Gay marriage supporter Kristen Bell also celebrated the news
online, reaffirming her engagement to Dax Shepard.
"@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo," the actress wrote
along with the hashtags "marriageequality" and "loveislove."
"It's a supremely wonderful day for equality," Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted
earlier. "Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone."