Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the celeb couple who got engaged in 2021 — or whose engagements came to light this year — starting with this television personality… "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Ross Mathews — who shot to fame as "Ross the Intern" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" — announced on Instagram on Feb. 23 that he proposed to his boyfriend of about a year, Dr. Wellington García. "I am so proud to announce that after over a year together — navigating a pandemic, quarantine and opposite coasts — the smartest, funniest and kindest man I've ever met said, 'Yes!' Dr. García, I love you. A lifetime of adventure awaits," he captioned a photo of himself and his beau. Ross also opened up about the engagement on "The Drew Barrymore Show," on which he regularly appears: "About a year ago, I met somebody who just changed my life totally," he said. "He is an educator and he's hilarious and he's the smartest person I ever met. And, you know, Beyonce says, 'If you like it then you should've put a ring on it.' Well, I did. I did! … I can't even believe it, but yes, I am the happiest man. I met somebody so extraordinary." He added that they "started dating right before the pandemic" and got to know each other "through quarantine, making those Zoom dates and then eventually traveling and being together and making it work." Now keep reading for more…
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On Feb. 6 — while accepting his third NFL MVP award during the NFL Honors event — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed that he "got engaged" in 2020. Two days later, People magazine confirmed that he popped the question to "Big Little Lies" star Shailene Woodley — to whom he was first romantically linked in the summer of 2020. On the Feb. 22 episode of "The Tonight Show," Shailene confirmed their engagement herself, explaining, "Everyone right now is freaking out over it and we're like, 'Yeah, we've been engaged for a while.'" She also admitted she never thought she'd grow up to marry someone who "throws balls for a living," adding, "I still have never been to a football game because we met during this wacky, wacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in."
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Paris Hilton announced on Instagram on Feb. 17 that her boyfriend, venture capitalist Carter Reum, proposed four days earlier while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island. It's her fourth engagement: She previously accepted proposals from Jason Shaw, Paris Latsis and Chris Zylka.
Azealia Banks announced on Instagram on Feb. 21 that she and artist Ryder Ripps are engaged. "I said yes!!! [Ryder] and I are engaged," she wrote across a photo of her hand adorned with a gold ring featuring a menorah. It's unclear when they started seeing each other, though the singer first started posting about her beau on social media earlier this year.
On Jan. 1, Naturi Naughton announced on Instagram and via Essence that two days before Christmas 2020, she accepted a marriage proposal from her secret boyfriend of two years. Page Six later reported that her mystery man is a "Southern gentleman" who works in the music industry whom she met through "Power" co-star Omari Hardwick.
"One Tree Hill" alum Shantel VanSanten, who currently stars on "The Boys" and "For All Mankind," and actor Victor Webster announced on Instagram on Feb. 10 that they're engaged. The duo co-starred in the 2017 Hallmark Channel made-for-TV movie "Love Blossoms."
"Ladies of London" alum Caroline Stanbury announced on Instagram on Jan. 2 that she and former professional soccer player Sergio Carrallo got engaged while exploring the Himalayas in Nepal. The former Bravo star revealed her romance with the former Real Madrid player in July — less than seven months after she announced that she and her husband of 17 years, Cem Habib, were calling it quits.
Kate Bock announced on Instagram on Jan. 31 that she and her boyfriend of four years, professional basketball player Kevin Love, are engaged. According to Us Weekly, the athlete popped the question during dinner at Lilia in New York City, and the bride-to-be didn't see it coming: "I was completely surprised!" she gushed.
On Feb. 19 — after Kodak Black hinted on his Instagram Story that he and rapper Mellow Rackz had gotten engaged — his attorney confirmed the happy news to Complex. The bride-to-be also showed off her massive engagement bling on Instagram, captioning a slideshow of photos of herself and Kodak, "Mrs. Kapri. I said yes." (His real name is Bill K. Kapri.)
On Feb. 10, Adam Rippon announced on Instagram that he and his boyfriend of about three years, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, got engaged in Finland late last year. The Olympian told People magazine that he and his beau popped the question simultaneously so they "both got to be the one who proposed!"
Donald Trump's youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, took to Instagram on Jan. 19 to announce that she's engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Michael Boulos. According to Page Six, he proposed in the Rose Garden at the White House over the weekend of Jan. 16.
On Jan. 2, "Floribama Shore" star Nilsa Prowant announced on Instagram that she and Gus Gazda are engaged. The pair are also expecting their first child together.
"Big Brother" stars Angela Rummans and Tyler Crispen took to Instagram on Jan. 31 to announce they got engaged on the beach at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
"The Challenge" star Derrick Kosinski proposed to his girlfriend of three years, registered nurse Nicole Gruman, at Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia on Jan. 19.
Drew Barrymore's ex-husband, Chanel scion Will Kopelman, got engaged to his new girlfriend, Vogue editor Alexandra Michler, on Jan. 30, he announced on Instagram. The duo were first publicly linked in late 2020.
On Jan. 14, choreographer Shirlene Quigley announced on Instagram that she and "Thank U, Next" co-writer Tayla Parx are engaged.