Phillips, 46, popped the question while they were on vacation in Hawaii in August. According to Jackson, 58, he laid out a path of white rose petals and gardenias out to their hotel balcony, where he arranged a dinner of her favorite foods, including chicken soup. The diamond ring was actually hidden under her dessert tray.
Though despite him pulling out all the romantic stops, Jackson admits, "It wasn't a fast yes."
"I was in total shock," she says. "We're best friends and we've been business partners forever. It was always professional – no one really crossed those boundaries."