Entertainment TV Brooke Burke Talks Fiancé Scott Risgby, Says She 'Never Expected' to Get Engaged Again "I would have said never, never, never again — and then someone comes along and changes your life," she said By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 8, 2021 03:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Brooke Burke is preparing to walk down the aisle again — something she admittedly didn't see coming. The TV personality, 50, opened up about her recent engagement to boyfriend Scott Rigsby during an appearance on Thursday's Tamron Hall. "It was a big year, you know ... dealing with my family loss and my brother, and then the joy and the celebration of what Scott and I are going through — it's been a lot," said Burke, whose brother Tommy died in July, one day after his 44th birthday. "I'm just entering into the final season of this year trying to be positive, trying to set great goals for myself, for my family ... and leaning into and celebrating love with an open heart and acceptance," she continued. "And you know, I never expected this to happen. I really didn't. I would have said never, never, never again — and then someone comes along and changes your life. I'm just trying to live that way and I'm trying to raise my children that way." Brooke Burke Talks Her Brother's Struggle with Obesity in First Interview Since His Death PEOPLE broke the news of Burke's engagement last month, after the star celebrated her milestone 50th birthday with her husband-to-be alongside friends and family. Burke and the commercial real estate developer, 48, started dating in August 2019 and made their red carpet debut that November. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic "It is awesome because he is a great father," Burke told reporters at the time. "He has two children and that is one of the things that I love most about him. He is really kind and responsible and devoted, so our kids are getting to know each other." "It's a big deal, but it is really loving and kind, and I am really happy," she continued. "He is a sweetheart, a really sweet guy. Yesterday I used the 'B' word. I was like, 'Whoa! Boyfriend?! Babe, do you want to be my boyfriend?!' I had to change his name in my contacts to 'Boyfriend.'" The Dancing with the Stars alum shares daughters Neriah, 21, and Sierra, 19, with ex-husband Garth Fisher, to whom she was married from 2001 to 2005, as well as daughter Heaven Rain, 14, and son Shaya Braven, 13, with David Charvet, whom she married in 2011. She filed for divorce from Charvet in 2018; the proceedings were finalized in March 2020.