Talk show host Val Warner shows off her engagement ring, as she publicly announced being engaged to motivational life coach Elijah Maxey, popularly known as Jobba.

The Windy City Live host took to her Instagram on January 3, 2021, to post a picture with her fiancé, where she flaunts her ring in her hand.


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Likewise, she also virtually appeared on her show on 4th January and revealed that she got engaged in 2020.

"It is, um, the engagement happened in 2020. So it was something good that happened in 2020," she said.

She further opened up that her fiancé, with the help of her Windy City Live co-host Ryan Chiaverini, surprised Warner and proposed to her, which left her in tears. In her own words, "I indeed cried the ugly."

Warner also expressed her excitement about getting married to Jobba, who has made her happy and free in the last couple of years.

According to the Zola wedding registry, the now engaged couple has scheduled their wedding on July 31, 2021.

That being said, the television host isn't getting married or got engaged for the first time. Warner was previously married to her husband, whose identity hasn't been disclosed yet.

But sadly, her husband, with whom she had tied the knot in 1999, passed away around the late 2000s.

Together with her first husband, she had given birth to two children: Zoe and Max. Her daughter Zoe celebrated her 16th birthday in August 2018.

Her Instagram feed is filled with pictures of her kids — and there are also snaps of her soon-to-be husband Jobba and her kids together. That, now, shows the closeness and love between Warner, her kids, and her fiancé Jobba.


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In addition to her first marriage, the 47-year-old host was also involved in another relationship. She was engaged to a man named Jeff Cartwright, an Illinois State Police Special Agent.

Val Warner and her Jeff Cartwright on the day of their engagement ceremony.

Val Warner and her Jeff Cartwright on the day of their engagement ceremony. (Picture:

They had exchanged the rings on February 15, 2013, at the posh penthouse suite at Hotel 71, in the presence of 150 friends and fans.

But their relationship didn't last long, as they separated without announcing the details publicly.