The couple got engaged in Mexico

By Michele Corriston
Updated December 04, 2015 09:00 AM
Credit: Courtesy Joe Zee

Joe Zee’s birthday wish came true this year: He got engaged to longtime love Rob Younkers!

The editor in chief of Yahoo! Style and FABLife host is set to wed Younkers, the host of Logo TV’s Secret Guide to Fabulous, after proposing Nov. 23 during the couple’s romantic vacation in Mexico, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“I knew I was going to marry Rob since our first date. He’s a kind, generous, gracious and caring human being and he inspires me to be a better person every day,” says Zee, 47. “When you dream your entire life about getting married and never thought it would be possible in your lifetime, but now that it is and I’ve found my soulmate, I knew I wanted to make it official. I just wanted to wait to for the perfect moment before I popped the question. And that perfect moment was my birthday under the stars at one of our favorite places. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift.”

“Joe asking me to marry him was the most surreal and romantic moment I have ever experienced,” adds Younkers, 37, who is also a professor at Parsons School of Design in New York and a freelance fashion designer. “The beach in Cabos, under a full moon, then slow dancing with the ocean waves in the background … it was magical.”

The stars have been dating for more than four years after meeting on All on the Line, Zee’s Sundance Channel show, in 2011. They’ve also combined their passion for design by creating Stitched Fashion Camp.

Something tells us these two will make for impeccably dressed grooms.