NEW YORK (AP) _ One of the country's most eligible bachelors is off the market.

NBC ``Today'' host Matt Lauer told TV Guide he asked his model girlfriend Annette Roque to marry him April 28 while working in Venice. No wedding date has been set.

Lauer, 40, gave Roque, 32, a pear-shaped diamond ring while he was on a ``Where in the world is Matt Lauer?'' tour of the world for his morning show.

``She's the most interesting woman I've ever met,'' Lauer told TV Guide.

Lauer met Roque on a blind date in 1997. The couple have been dating since last July.