HGTV's Anthony Carrino Gives Us The Lowdown On His Love Life

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'Cousins Undercover's Anthony Carrino On His Love Life
After his cousin's TV proposal, is Anthony thinking about popping the question any time soon?

This Sunday night, it's time to put on the gravy (not sauce) and macaroni (not pasta), and watch Italian Jersey boys—and real-life cousins—Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri work their magic on the season finale of HGTV's Cousins Undercover at 8 p.m. ET.

Adding to the episode's excitement, the guys partnered with The Ellen DeGeneres Show to gift one deserving homeowner a Pinterest-worthy makeover.

So, what's it like doing business with the queen of daytime TV? "It's become a really nice team in the sense that we support her, and she supports us and we have a common goal; it's all about helping people," Anthony tells us. "She's fantastic. She's exactly what you'd think she'd be watching her show."

OK, Anthony, now it's our turn to know you a little better!

YourTango: What was the last thing you did to show your girlfriend you love her?
Anthony Carrino:
I planned a simple date night out. We went out to dinner in Brooklyn and walked around Battery Park.

YourTango: What couple do you most admire and why? 
Anthony Carrino:
My parents. June 8, 2014 will be their 40th wedding anniversary. They still make each other laugh. They have a lot of fun together. They still travel and they're both smiling, so if I could be that lucky after 40 years of marriage, it would be a pretty nice thing to see.

YourTango: What's the best love advice you ever heard?
Anthony Carrino:
My mom told me, "It shouldn't be that difficult." My parents had their moments for sure, but the majority of their relationship has been really great. It shouldn't be that much work to make love work.

YourTango: I'm a sucker for a woman who _______________.
Anthony Carrino:
is a good cook. [Editor's note: In case you're wondering, Anthony's favorite dish—if you forced him to pick just one—is roast chicken and vegetables.]

YourTango: How do you keep your relationship solid and happy?
Anthony Carrino:
We're very like-minded people. We have kind of the same career and there's never a lack of anything to talk about. It's just making sure that you're talking to the other person, having open dialogue and telling each other your concerns. Beyond that, making sure you don't get complacent and bored. Keep it very much like you're dating even though you're further into your relationship.

YourTango: Is that a hint that an engagement is coming soon?
Anthony Carrino:
No, absolutely not.

YourTango: When the time is right, would you consider a TV proposal like your cousin John did?
Anthony Carrino:
I wouldn't rule it out [but] I'm not anywhere near that part of my life. KEEP READING OUR INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY!

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