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Facinelli: My proposal to Jaimie nearly backfired!

Peter Facinelli’s proposal to Jaimie Alexander was nearly ruined by his too-tight jeans and a missing aeroplane.

The Twilight star went all out when he popped the question to 31-year-old Jaimie at the top of the Empire State Building in New York last month.

But after arranging a plane to fly over the top of the landmark with a banner bearing his question at 4pm, the cold weather meant that Peter’s romantic gesture was nearly missed by Thor actress Jaimie.

"At 3:55 she was like, 'I'm cold, I'm going to go inside,'" Peter told People magazine. "And then all of a sudden I look up when she went in and the plane was there!"

Peter did his utmost to get Jaimie back outside in time to see the plane. However, when the pair emerged once again, the clouds meant the actor couldn’t figure out where the aircraft had disappeared to.

"I had binoculars and I looked up and I saw a helicopter, and I looked and couldn't find [the plane] because I was nervous that it had left,” Peter said. "And then I gave the binoculars to her and she goes, 'Yeah, it's right there,' and then she read the banner so it worked out."

The changeable weather wasn’t the only aspect of Peter’s proposal that almost caused his plan to backfire.

In fact, his outfit choice also meant he struggled with the most important part of the occasion.

"I had just bought these new jeans and they were a little tight, so I said, 'My jeans are tight but I'll try to get down on one knee,” Peter laughed.

The couple were first romantically linked back in November 2012.

The marriage will be the first for Jaimie, but the second for Peter, who has three children with ex-wife Jennie Garth.

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