Page Six can exclusively reveal that “Today” ???? The show’s cast is back with her ex-boyfriend, and they are now preparing for the wedding after Brooks proposed on Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

The couple split during last year’s pandemic after trying had to come to terms with his long-distance relationship.

“The decision to end our engagement last year was heartbreaking,” he said. Martin, 45, admitted in an essay written for Today.com. “I’ve always said,” It literally takes my breath away to imagine my life without him. “

She added,” But our relationship couldn’t stay the way it was. We needed a break. A long pause. And we took it. ”Even though Martin previously told us that she was back on the dating scene, she revealed that she was indeed the one Brooks, 55, got back after an 18 month gap phoned.

“When I called Erik on that random Thursday a few months ago, he was shocked to hear from me,” he said. she remembered. “He took the time to process that first conversation and then we got to know each other again. We wanted to make sure this time would be different. Better. ????

Martin added that she loves how Brooks loves her, but also how I feel about myself when I’m with him.

“I am the best version of myself when we are togetherâ ???? She explained. “I feel confident, intelligent, and happy. We laugh all the time. While we still struggle at times, we limit the drama. Misunderstandings that used to last a weekend now take minutes.

Brooks, who works in private equity and has three children from a previous marriage, proposed marriage to Martin in the Hamptons for the first time in May 2019.

“Ours first engagement was extravagant and exaggerated: flowers, a tent, pictures, our families, cameras, lights – very dramatic and grandiose. This time it was different. It was nice, but it was different, â ???? Martin shared. â € œWe were on a small fishing boat in the Bahamas. It was just the two of us and luckily a couple on another boat nearby told us that they took a picture of us while Erik was proposing.

She continued, â € œGod thank you they were at this point in the middle of the ocean â ???? the snapshot later took my breath away. Erik just said, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of eternity with you.” And we were engaged. Again.â ????

“It took me 45 years to find my fairy tale. When I realized I was confident, I knew that Erik and I were ready to get back together. She said. “The realistic version of my fairy tale could be written.”

Martin will be back on the “Today” show on monday. Also her new special “Holiday Steals & Deals with Jill Martin”, ???? launches on November 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock.

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