Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of the US House of Representatives, appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (22 February) and showed off his engagement ring to the host and his audience.
Kimmel asked Frank, a congressman from Massachusetts, why the ring is black. Frank explained that it was made by his fiancee, 42-year-old Jim Ready who counts welding among his skills. Ready was in the audience at the show.
'It's just a reminder of the real world,' Frank said of the homemade ring.