On CBS’ ”King of Queens,” Leah Remini’s Carrie is married to Kevin James’ Doug, a big lug of a deliveryman. In real life, Remini is about to wed someone a little more dashing, salsa singer and actor Angelo Pagan. An occasional costar on ”Queens,” Pagan popped the question to longtime girlfriend Remini on Christmas Eve at a candlelight dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant, her publicist told Reuters.
”She was completely taken by surprise,” the publicist told the Associated Press. ”She was crying and so excited.” On Remini’s own website, she writes, ”I was so surprised because it’s usually very hard to get one over on me, and he pulled it off, with me not having a clue. It was very sweet and very romantic.” The 32-year-old actress and her fiancé have not set a date, but they expect to wed sometime this summer.