Engaged, for real! "The Real World: Las Vegas" wild child Trishelle Cannatella has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
And let's just say he pulled out all the stops for the over-the-top proposal.
The former MTV star announced the news on Instagram on Sunday, sharing a photo of her kissing her fiancé John Hensz just after he popped the question. The photo shows him still clutching the ring box while the new bauble sparkles on her hand.
"Yeah... this hot guy right here hired a band to play for me in the French Quarter for a second line" she captioned the photo. "And then had my friends and my daddy and step mom and sister here and asked me to be his ride or die person forever. How cool is that? ❤️"
John is reportedly a pilot for Delta airlines and also serves in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
Trishelle's love life is much less over the top than it was portrayed in 2002, when she made out with two people in a hot tub and was thought to be one of the wilder people on television at the time (she says clever editing made her seem more rambunctious than she actually was.)
She's much more tame now. Since meeting John at brunch one day in New Orleans, where she lives, the two have been inseparable.
"My engagement was amazing," she told Toofab.com. "He completely surprised me. We went to brunch at Brennan's with my sister then walked outside and saw my best friend standing there with a few friends listening to a jazz band. I thought we just ran into them randomly then we walked down the street and I saw more of my friends."
"At that point, I realized that the jazz band was following us and we had police escorts," she continues. "Then ran into more friends who gave me a parasol (umbrella people use when doing a traditional second-line in New Orleans). So we all danced down the street in the French Quarter until we reached Jackson Square and my daddy and step mom and more friends were there and he got down on one knee in the park in front of the church with the band playing!"
Naturally, Trishelle said yes.
"It was insane," Trishelle adds. "He had to get a city permit for the second line and everything, I was so shocked. He did so well with the ring too!!"
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