updated 08/09/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/09/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET
Seth Meyers’s comedy often trades on the snark, but when it came to his marriage proposal to longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe, the Saturday Night Live star was nothing but sweet.
Meyers, who will take over for Fallon on Late Night in February, said Ashe arrived home later than expected from her job as a human rights lawyer, leaving him to watch his canine friend with concern.
“I just had to sit there looking at the dog. I was like, ‘The dog’s going to eat the ring!’ ” Meyers jokes to Fallon.
All ended well – the ring was safe and the proposal was accepted. “Did I cry? Yeah, a little bit,” Meyers, who’s starring in Hulu’s original series The Awesomes, confesses.
Now that he’s happily ensconced in wedding planning, Meyers jokes that his fiancée’s “excellent taste” leaves little room for his own input.