ABC News Foreign Correspondent James Longman Proposed to Boyfriend Alex Brannan: WATCH

ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman is now engaged to his longtime boyfriend Alex Brannan. The surprise proposal was recorded by his future mother-in-law and the moving video was posted to his Instagram.

Longman wrote: “We’re engaged 🥳 I asked Alex in the garden while his mum filmed, trying to stop his nephew from running over to us. And then the rest of the family came over. There was quite a lot of crying. 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻

He followed by thanking all the well wishers, “Thank you so much for all your messages 🙌 Totally overwhelmed. I asked him with a pair of bracelets – which apparently are a symbol of loyalty. Also any excuse to have more jewellery. I have however just found out Alex hasn’t seen most of Absolutely Fabulous which is going to have to be properly rectified before we make any firm plans.”