Pintauro, 37, tells Us Weekly that his boyfriend of a year, Wil Tabares, proposed earlier this week on a trip to Palm Springs, Calif. Tabares showed him a video “and in the video held up the box [with the ring],” Pintauro says. “I looked up and he had it in his hand!”
Pintauro and Tabares live in Las Vegas, where Tabares is an entertainer and Pintauro, who for the most part left acting after “Who’s the Boss?,” manages a restaurant. Nevada doesn’t allow same-sex marriage, so the couple is planning to move to California “once Prop 8 is overturned,” Pintauro says.
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which outlaws gay marriage.
Pintauro played Jonathan Bower on “Who’s the Boss?,” which ran on ABC from 1984-92. His other credits include “Cujo” and a couple episodes of “Highway to Heaven” in the mid-1980s. He guest-starred on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” in 2010.