Newly engaged E! host Jason Kennedy outed Rancic as the woman responsible for fixing him up with now-fianceé Lauren Scruggs – and it’s obvious he couldn’t be more grateful.
“Seeing @giulianarancic for the first time since the proposal. Btw she set us up! #matchmaker,” Kennedy captioned a shot he posted to Instagram on Monday that shows him sweetly hugging his E! colleague.
Kennedy, 32, popped the question to Still LoLo author Scruggs, 25, last week in her Texas hometown, romantically arranging candles on a field to spell out “Will you marry me?”
Scruggs, a former model, made headlines in December 2011 when she walked into a spinning airplane propeller and suffered severe injuries. She lost her left hand and left eye in the accident but has otherwise made a miraculous recovery.
“She’s amazing,” Kennedy gushed to PEOPLE last fall.