“We go to a park, and we have food and we’re eating it, it’s really sweet and there’s this guy sitting playing guitar, like a street musician, and he starts playing this song that we love… I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s so weird, this is so magical and amazing,’” she revealed. “So that ends and she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna ask him to play this other song,’ but this other song is really obscure and this guy wouldn’t know it, but magically he knows it… And suddenly the people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket and walk over and they start playing Love Song (by the Cure)…”
“Then she goes to her backpack and she pulls out some T-shirts and the first T-shirt says, ‘Will,’ and then she puts on another T-Shirt that says, ‘You,’ ‘Marry,’ ‘Me’ and the last one is a question mark. And then she goes to her backpack and gets a ring,” explained Gilbert.
“So then she says, ‘Ok, turn around,’ and I turn around and our mums are there and a couple friends… So I think that’s it and it’s the most amazing proposal ever and then… this guy walks up and she’s like, ‘This is John Waite,’ and he starts playing Missing You,” Gilbert added.
Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010 and revealed her then 9-year relationship with producer Alison Adler. Gilbert and Adler have two children together, 8-year-old Levi and 5-year-old Sawyer. Gilbert began dating Perry, a songwriter and former frontwoman of 4 Non Blondes, in 2011 shortly after splitting from Adler.