On Dec. 24, Heidi Klum took to Instagram to reveal that she and her boyfriend of less than a year, Tokio Hotel rocker Tom Kaulitz, had gotten engaged. "I SAID YES ❤️," she captioned a photo revealing her ring.
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Twenty One Pilots rocker Josh Dun proposed to "Insatiable" actress Debby Ryan in a very romantic way on Dec. 22. "I found a tree house in the woods in New Zealand and proposed to my girl," the drummer wrote on Instagram. "She my dude for life. I love you Debby." Josh also surprised the former Disney star by flying in her brother and sister-in-law for an engagement dinner celebration. The couple have been dating on and off since 2013.
After seven years of on-and-off dating, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are engaged! The actress confirmed the happy news with an Instagram post — a simple drawing of herself and John that she captioned, "ENGAGED!"
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In a Rolling Stone cover story released in late October, Zoe Kravitz revealed that she and her boyfriend of the past couple years, actor Karl Glusman, have been engaged since February 2018. "I can be my weirdest self around him," she said. "It's so relaxing to be around someone where you can be a hundred percent how you feel." Karl nervously proposed at home — Zoe said she was wearing sweatpants — with a ring from the early 1800s featuring more than 2.5 carats of rose-cut diamonds collet-set in silver-topped gold from New York City vintage jeweler The One I Love. "He nailed it," Zoe said.
"Malcolm in the Middle" alum Frankie Muniz proposed marriage to girlfriend Paige Price in November — and she said yes! People magazine reported that his agent confirmed the news after Paige — with whom the former child star owns and runs Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars in Scottsdale, Arizona — posted about her love on Instagram. The proposal appears to have taken place at the Lantern Fest at the Pinal Fairgrounds & Event Center in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Teddy Geiger, who announced in 2017 that she was transitioning from male to female, was quick to say yes when "Schitt's Creek" actress Emily Hampshire popped the question on Nov. 10. "Which is why… When she asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together I said… YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES INFINITE YES ♥️ I love u @emilyhampshire," the transgender singer-songwriter captioned a photo on Instagram after the proposal. Emily likewise took to social media to express her engagement joy. "#shesaidyes 😍💍 …& she cried, then she made a video, then she posted it on insta and was glad she got her nails done today," she wrote. "My millennial girlfriend is now my millennial #fiance & I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
In October, after weeks of speculation, Rosie O'Donnell, 56, confirmed to People magazine that she is engaged to Elizabeth Rooney, 33, a Massachusetts police officer and Army veteran whom she's been dating for the last year.
On Dec. 6, musician Trace Cyrus announced that he and Taylor Lauren Sanders were engaged. "Well… It's official! SHE SAID YES! We're getting married! I will love you FOREVER," Miley Cyrus's big brother captioned a video showing off his new fiancée's engagement ring moments after the proposal.
Another Cyrus is engaged too: Musician-model Braison Cyrus took to Instagram on Nov. 23 to share the news that he'd popped the question to visual merchandiser Stella McBride. "She said yes 💍 My life has changed in so many amazing ways this year but the most amazing has been meeting and falling in love with you. I love you with all my heart and I cannot wait to marry you," Braison captioned a slideshow of photos revealing her non-traditional ring.
Eddie Murphy, 57, and Paige Butcher, 39, are engaged, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly on Sept. 28. The news comes four days after the model, who's pregnant with their second child (and Eddie's 10th), was seen wearing a large diamond ring on her left-hand ring finger. Paige and Eddie have been dating since 2012 and are also parents to daughter Izzy, 2.
Days after announcing her pregnancy in September, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams also confirmed her engagement to boyfriend Dennis McKinley. E! News reported that the proposal will be shown on the next season of her Bravo show.
Nearly a year after they first sparked engagement speculation, Lady Gaga finally confirmed that she and her agent, Christian Carino, are indeed engaged. On Oct. 15, the singer-actress revealed the truth about their status when she thanked "my fiancé Christian" during her acceptance speech at ELLE's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration, during which she was honored.
Talk about a whirlwind romance! After just a couple of weeks of dating, Ariana Grande and "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson got engaged in early June. A few weeks later during a June 20 visit to "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Pete told the host, "I feel like I won a contest, so sick… it's so lit." But on Oct. 14, TMZ reported that the young couple had suddenly called it quits.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra got engaged after just a short period of dating. On July 27, People magazine reported that the music star — who was first romantically linked to the former Miss World in late May — managed to get a Tiffany & Co. store closed down so he could buy a ring, then popped the question on the "Quantico" actress' 36th birthday, July 18, while they were in London. They tied the knot on Dec. 1.
Barely a month after they rekindled their old casual romance, pop star Justin Bieber proposed to model Hailey Baldwin on July 7 in the Bahamas, TMZ reported. Two eyewitnesses told TMZ that Justin, 24, popped the question at an island resort. People eating at a restaurant on the property were salsa dancing when Justin's security guards told people to put away their phones because something special was about to happen — then Justin proposed. The next day, Justin's father, Jeremy Bieber, posted a photo of Justin on Instagram with the caption, "Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!" In September, the pair eloped at a New York City courthouse, though reportedly plan to have a big religious wedding in 2019.
Contestant Chris "Swaggy C" Williams proposed to Bayleigh Dayton on the live Season 20 finale of "Big Brother" on Sept. 26 — the first time they'd seen each other since Chris was evicted 23 days into the competition, which is where they met and fell for one another. "Sitting at home and watching you tell millions around the world how much you loved me and wanted to be with me forever made me realize that 'girlfriend' wasn't enough, honestly," he told her. The day trader got down on one knee and the flight attendant accepted. On the show's livefeed in August, Bayleigh was heard telling a fellow contestant that she thought she might be expecting, though she said she hadn't yet taken a pregnancy test. On Sept. 28, Bayleigh revealed that she had indeed been pregnant with Swaggy's baby but had, sadly, miscarried while in the jury house.
On Sept. 1, TV and film producer Randall Emmett proposed to Lala Kent while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the "Vanderpump Rules" star's 28th birthday. "Last night was the best night of my entire life. I got engaged to the man of my dreams. I get to call this amazing human my fiancé! An engagement last night, my birthday today, and every sign my [late] dad could possibly send me to let me know he's here. I'm the happiest girl in the world," the reality star captioned an Instagram slideshow showing the oceanside fireworks that accompanied the proposal — as well as her enormous ring.
Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Lady Gabriella Windsor — the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's cousin Prince Michael of Kent — to Thomas Kingston on Sept. 19. The Devonport Capital director, who dated royal-adjacent Pippa Middleton in 2011, proposed while they were in the Channel Islands in August. They're planning a spring 2019 wedding.
Denise Richards' engagement to Aaron Phypers — whose divorce following a six-month marriage to Nicollette Sheridan was finalized this summer — was a brief one. The couple, who started dating in 2017, married in Malibu on Sept. 8 just two days after People magazine revealed that they were engaged.
Former "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Dina Manzo confirmed that she's engaged to David Canin during an Aug. 22 appearance on the SiriusXM Radio Andy show "Jeff Lewis Live." "We've always been engaged," she said. "We got engaged once, early in our relationship, and then we both realized it was way too early. And then we got engaged again last year."
Comedian-writer-producer Whitney Cummings announced her engagement on Instagram on Sept. 4, which was her 36th birthday. "Today I got engaged. I handled it great! This just goes to show that if you work on yourself, trust your gut, and keep your ego in check you too can find love on a dating app," she captioned a funny video of herself reacting to the proposal from boyfriend Miles Skinner as her rescue horse, King, looked on.
On Sept. 3, "Mr. Robot" star Carly Chaikin announced that she and TV director-producer Ryan Bunnell are engaged. She shared a video of herself dancing to "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" while flashing her new bling. The next day, she wrote on Instagram, "If he had asked me one week in I would've said yes. But I've gotten to be with this man for almost 5 years and can't wait for it to be forever."
Music star Ellie Goulding and her boyfriend of 18 months, British art dealer Caspar Jopling, who's based in New York City, are planning to wed. The couple announced their happy news in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the UK's The Times newspaper on Aug. 7: "The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Herefordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands." Since becoming a star, Ellie has famously dated or been linked to a slew of bold-faced names including Skrillex, Prince Harry, McFly's Dougie Poynter, Ed Sheeran and Niall Horan. Caspar, a former rower for team Great Britain, went to England's prestigious Eton College then studied art and architecture history and film at Harvard before going on to work for Sotheby's.
Another "The Bachelorette" couple is engaged! On the Aug. 6 finale set in the Maldives, star Becca Kufrin chose contestant Garrett Yrigoyen over runner-up Blake Horstmann — after which the divorced medical sales rep from Reno, Nevada, proposed marriage with an 18-karat yellow gold Neil Lane ring featuring nearly 4 carats of diamonds.
Singer Leona Lewis and her choreographer boyfriend of eight years, Dennis Jauch, recently got engaged, People magazine confirmed on Aug. 6. Leona, who won Britain's "The X Factor" in 2006, showed off her beautiful diamond engagement ring in a series of posts on her Instagram Story the same day.
"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez sparked engagement speculation after she and actor and Muay Thai fighter Joe LoCicero posted photos from a vacation to Mexico — where they celebrated Gina's 34th birthday in late July — in which she's wearing a huge diamond ring on that special finger. Us Weekly reported on July 30 that they pair are indeed engaged, and on Aug. 7, Gina confirmed the happy news herself. "I have a very, very special man in my life. I am engaged," she told Us Weekly while promoting Always and Feeding America's initiative to donate feminine hygiene products to females in need. "I am marrying a feminist. I am marrying a man that is incredible and loving and understanding and kind and patient. I'm marrying a really incredible human being."
On July 24, news broke that model Karlie Kloss and her boyfriend of six years, venture capitalist Joshua Kushner, were engaged. A source told People magazine that Josh — whose brother is Ivanka Trump's husband, businessman-turned-presidential adviser Jared Kushner — "proposed a few weeks ago during a romantic weekend together in upstate New York." Karlie took to Instagram the same day to confirm the news, captioning a photo of herself with her new fiancé, "I love you more than I have words to express. Josh, you're my best friend and my soulmate. I can't wait for forever together. Yes a million times over." Later that day, she revealed her enormous diamond ring on her Instagram Story while getting her makeup done for a photo shoot in Beijing. The couple got married in October.
Those Duggars sure do move fast! Just a month after John-David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett announced that they were courting, they announced their engagement! "We fell in love very quickly," the Arkansas constable and part-time officer with the Tontitown Police Department told Us Weekly of his Oklahoma-based bride-to-be in a story published on July 25. They married in November.
Country singer Lauren Alaina is getting married! On July 21, she announced the happy news on Instagram. "Being yours forever has a nice 'RING' to it. #HoppilyEverHopkins @_alex_hopkins WE ARE ENGAGED. EEEK. 💍❤️," she captioned a photo of herself wearing her new engagement ring while kissing longtime love Alex Hopkins, whom she's been dating since 2012. The model-actor captioned the same snapshot, "Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you for the first time, the future Mrs. Lauren Hopkins."
More than a year after they were first romantically linked, David Foster and Katharine McPhee are engaged! The music producer, 68, proposed to the singer-actress, 34, during a summer vacation in Europe, TMZ reported on July 3. Katharine's rep confirmed the engagement news. It will be David's fifth marriage — he split from fourth wife Yolanda Hadid in 2015 — and Katharine's second.
Victoria's Secret model Izabel Goulart confirmed on July 5 that she and German soccer player Kevin Trapp, whom she's been dating since 2016, are engaged. "Soon to be Mrs Trapp 🙏❤️💍 When you meet the one who changes your life in every sense then you are sure that he is the right one!" she captioned an Instagram video of them kissing and showing off her engagement ring. Kevin shared the same clip, captioning it, "I have no words to describe such a magical moment 💍❤️ Te Amo @izabelgoulart My future wife to be!"
On June 12, actress Yolanda Pecora took to Instagram to share a photo of her engagement ring from "Malcolm in the Middle" alum Chris Masterson, which she captioned with a heart emoji. Page Six reported that the newly engaged couple are both Scientologists who've been dating for more than three years.
Chance the Rapper is ready to wed his longtime love. The Grammy winner proposed to the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, Kensli, at a backyard barbecue on July 4. The Shade Room posted a video of the proposal in which the Grammy winner asks, "Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?" while down on one knee as friends and family cheer in the background.
"Dancing With the Stars" pros Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson got engaged in Venice, Italy, then shared their happy news with fans on social media on June 14. "I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever. Babychka thank you for making my fairytale come true today! Cannot believe I get to call you my FIANCÉ!!!! #engaged," Jenna captioned an Instagram photo slideshow of the moment Val popped the question and she said yes. Added Val on his Instagram page: "I can't wait to make you my wife ♥️👑." Also thrilled? Val's big brother, pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who sweetly commented on Jenna's post, "Congratulations, sis" with a heart emoji.
In May, Bachelor Nation stars Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti announced that they were officially dating three years after they met on Season 2 of "Bachelor in Paradise." In June, it was revealed that they'd gotten engaged as the show's cameras rolled in Mexico on June 17.
On June 29, actress-comedian Colleen Ballinger — perhaps best known as YouTube star Miranda Sings — revealed that she and "Haters Back Off!" co-star Erik Stocklin were engaged! But that's only half of the happy news she shared: Colleen revealed that she and Erik — who plays Miranda's friend and ex Patrick on the Netflix series — were also expecting their first child together (son Flynn arrived a few weeks early on Dec. 10).
On June 23, model Devon Windsor announced via Instagram that her boyfriend of two years, Jonathan Barbara, had proposed in the Bahamas. "When you think you're flying into a photoshoot and then you look down and see this…. this was the best day of my life and I cannot wait to marry the best person in the whole universe! I'm the luckiest woman in the world!" the Victoria's Secret model captioned a photo showing the words "marry me?" spelled out in red roses on a sand bar as she arrived via seaplane. Her new fiancé and her agent tricked her into thinking she was headed to a photo shoot.
Just days before starting a 20-year prison sentence, rapper 03 Greedo proposed to his girlfriend, eyelash extension artist Kei Bradley, during a performance at his official farewell party at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles on June 25. In April, the rapper pleaded guilty to possession of more than 400 grams of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.
"Gilmore Girls" actor Sean Gunn revealed on June 18 that he'd proposed to actress Natasha Halevi, whom he started dating in 2017, while on vacation in Kyoto, Japan. "I asked @tashalitas to marry me and she said yes. Or to be more precise she said, 'a million times,'" he captioned a photo of himself and his fiancée showing off her engagement ring.
Best birthday ever?! Cheryl Burke announced her engagement to Matthew Lawrence on May 3 — her 34th birthday — showing off her beautiful ring in an Instagram slideshow with her beloved. "OMG! So far so good for 34! 💍#amilliontimesyes #imengaged #herecomesthebride," the "Dancing With the Stars" pro captioned the shots, which were taken at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California. She and the former child star dated for a year more than a decade ago after being introduced by his "DWTS" contestant brother, Joey Lawrence, and rekindled their romance in early 2017.
On June 7, "Vanderpump Rules" stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright announced their engagement. "Omg omg!!!!!!!! We are ENGAGED! What a way to start our summer and season 7!! I am so happy, so in love, and so beyond excited for this next chapter of our lives! I can't wait for all of you to see how he proposed! I am the happiest girl ever right now," Brittany captioned an Instagram photo slideshow featuring pics of Jax's smiling face and her cushion-cut halo-style diamond engagement ring, adding "love can win," a nod to their notoriously rocky romance. Jax also shared a few photos on Instagram along with the caption, "She said yes!!! I can't wait for y'all to see how this happened next season!!! I am marrying the woman of my dreams and I could not be happier!! 💍 make sure y'all tune in season 7 to see how this unfolded."
Producer Trevor Engelson — Duchess Meghan's ex-husband — announced via his private Instagram account on June 1 that he's engaged to nutritionist Tracey Kurland. He reportedly proposed to his girlfriend of three years in Napa, California.
On May 14, Taraji P. Henson announced that her boyfriend of the past few years, former NFL star Kelvin Hayden, had proposed. "I said yes y'all!!!" she wrote alongside an Instagram photo of her new diamond sparkler and a dessert plate covered in cake and chocolate covered strawberries decorated with the message "Congratulations." Taraji also told fans, "He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!" The couple are planning a summer 2019 wedding.
After less than a year of dating, Lea Michele accepted a proposal from boyfriend Zandy Reich, the "Glee" alum announced via Instagram on April 28. "Yes 💍," she wrote alongside a photo of herself covering her face with her left hand, which sported a stunning 4-carat elongated radiant-cut diamond engagement ring that the AYR clothing president designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas, People magazine reported. The pair were first romantically linked in July 2017, though Lea has reportedly known Zandy — a former head of business strategy and development for the Theory brand — for years.
The Situation got engaged (and married) in 2018! On April 26, Us Weekly broke the news that "Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino had proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce. They couple were college sweethearts who reunited in 2012. The MTV star also took to Instagram to share some photos from their engagement shoot that he playfully captioned, "GYM TAN WE'RE ENGAGED!!" and "THE FUTURE MR & MRS SITUATION 🙏🏻🇮🇹." The couple wed on Nov. 1.
On the March 5 finale of "The Bachelor," Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Becca Kufrin in Peru with a Neil Lane ring. Then, the show revealed, just weeks later, Arie ended their engagement, dumping Becca as cameras rolled because he decided he'd rather be with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. The next night on March 6, Arie proposed again — this time with a slightly larger Neil Lane engagement ring — that he slipped onto Lauren's finger on live television during the show's "After the Final Rose" special. She said yes. In May, the pair announced that they've set a wedding date and picked a location for their nuptials: Jan. 12, 2019, at the beautiful Haiku Mill on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams and pastor and life coach Chad Johnson announced their engagement on April 19. The couple told People magazine that they met in March 2017 at a spiritual retreat in Arizona and that he proposed on one knee with a 5-carat diamond ring while they were on vacation in Pebble Beach, California, a year later on March 21, 2018. Chad, who's worked as a chaplain for pro sports teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, revealed that he'd been saving up for the ring for more a decade. "On my 30th birthday, everybody came and celebrated me. The next day, I woke up alone. I was so lonely. I had a little pity party. My personal life was lacking so much, and I was living so single. So as a response to that moment, I opened up a ring account, and for 11 years, I put $150 into a ring account," he told People. "Every month I'd put money into that account. I would just say, 'My wife's coming; this is for my wife.'" But in December, Michelle shared some sad news: She and Chad had split.
On Jan. 22, the palace revealed that Princess Eugenie — the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York — was engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank. Jack popped the question during a vacation to Nicaragua in early January. The couple married in October at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue where her cousin, Prince Harry, wed Meghan Markle in May. Eugenie's engagement ring features a pink padparadscha sapphire surrounded by a circle of diamonds, which looks beautifully similar to her mother's ruby-and-diamond engagement ring.
On Feb. 10, Idris Elba mixed business and pleasure when he proposed to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre during a London screening of "Yardie," a crime drama he directed. The British actor and the former Miss Vancouver reportedly started dating in early 2017. It will be the father-of-two's third marriage.
Months after reports first surfaced claiming they were engaged, Gwyneth Paltrow and writer-producer Brad Falchuk finally confirmed the happy news on Jan. 8. "We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this junction in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship," the couple — who were first linked in mid-2014 following her split from first husband Chris Martin and his from producer Suzanne Bukinik — said in a joint statement. Gwyneth debuted her non-traditional engagement ring in the pages of her Goop magazine and then showed off the enormous blue rock days later at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards. In April, they celebrated with a star-studded engagement party thrown by Brad's producing partner, Ryan Murphy, at a downtown Los Angeles theater. And in September, they got married Gwyneth's Hamptons estate.
On Jan. 20, Ed Sheeran announced that he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, a former high school classmate with whom he reconnected in 2015, got engaged in late 2017. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well," the Grammy winner captioned an Instagram photo of the two, revealing the news. A month later, fans started speculating that Ed and Cherry might have secretly tied the knot after the music star was spotted wearing a plain metal band on his left-hand ring finger during a performance in London — but he quickly shut that rumor down, explaining that the ring was simply an engagement ring for him that Cherry had crafted from silver clay. During the summer, Ed refused to confirm or deny new reports claiming he and Cherry might have quietly tied the knot.
Rapper 2 Chainz proposed to longtime love Kesha Ward for the second time during the Met Gala in New York City on May 7. "It's crazy, he just gave me this! So happy! I love it," she told reporters on the red carpet as she showed off her new ring. The rapper, who shares three kids with Kesha — Heaven, Harmony and Halo — first proposed during a taping of the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards, though they never got around to making things official. "He always refers to her as his wife, but they have never actually tied the knot," a rep for the music artist told Page Six.
"Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown, the Netflix reboot's culture expert, proposed to director Ian Jordan, his boyfriend of eight years, on May 9 during Ian's surprise 40th birthday party at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood. "Entertainment Tonight" reported that the other four members of the "Queer Eye" Fab Five were there to watch Karamo get down on one knee, present his love with a silver David Yurman band and tell him, "You are the funniest man I know, the kindest man, my biggest cheerleader. You made me feel like I could do anything… I hope we can conquer the world together for the rest of our lives. Ian Lamont Jordan, will you marry me?"
"The Price is Right" host Drew Carey got engaged to family and marriage therapist Amie Harwick, his rep confirmed to "Entertainment Tonight" on Feb. 1, a day after the National Enquirer broke the happy news. The coupe were first romantically linked in mid-2017. But by November, they'd split and called off plans to wed.
"Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman announced on April 3 that he'd proposed to girlfriend Johnna Colbry — and she said yes. "I woke up yesterday and it felt like any other day. Sun was shining, birds was chirping. I made some coffee, ate a little breakfast, and got in the shower. I was shaving my head when like a mule kick to the heart I realized that I am absolutely in love with Johnna ( @letushear ) and I can't imagine living another day without her in my life," he captioned an Instagram photo of their hands that revealed her makeshift engagement ring made of butcher's twine. "She is kind, funny, smart, beautiful, cool, wise, and sexy. She's a tempest of feeling. I didn't plan this out, it just happened and it was so glaringly obvious that I couldn't have stopped it if I wanted to. I asked her to marry me. She said yes. I cannot imagine a state of happiness that is more intense than whatever I'm feeling right now. My heart just might burst. I love you muffin. I love every scar. I love the way you smell. I'm sorry I didn't have a real ring. I hope you don't mind butcher's twine, I am a chef, after all."
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub got engaged to her 20th fiance, Marty Caffrey, back in May 2017 but waited until a special Jan. 31 reunion episode of her show aired to confirm the news. The couple tied the knot in the Bahamas in May 2018. Marty filed for divorce just a few months later in August.
Marc Jacobs proposed to boyfriend Char Defrancesco, a model and candlemaker, on April 4 in a most unexpected place: Chipotle. The fashion designer hired a flash mob to dance to Prince's "Kiss" to set the mood inside the Mexican casual-dining restaurant. Char said yes and later shared a video of the sweet proposal on social media.
A "Jersey Shore" alum is engaged again! Angelina Pivarnick, who's now an EMT in New York, said yes on Jan. 12 when her boyfriend of a year, sanitation worker Chris Larangeira — whom she's known for 14 years — proposed marriage at his home following a romantic Italian dinner. "I followed a trail of rose petals all the way to his bed," she told Us Weekly, explaining that he'd created a heart out of petals with "A&C" in the center. "He proposed and then we laid in the roses."
Darren Criss is ready to be a groom! The "Glee" alum took to Instagram on Jan. 20 to reveal that he's engaged to longtime love Mia Swier. "Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together. And I'm happy to announce that we're kicking those adventures up a notch. We're goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage," he captioned a photo of them on Instagram.
On March 25, model and former "The Real Housewives of Miami" star Joanna Krupa — who divorced Romain Zago in 2017 — confirmed that she got engaged to businessman Douglas Nunes, the president of property development and entertainment company 451 Media Group. Joanna shared the news by posting a photo of their hands, revealing a huge sparkler on her ring finger. "Just another weekend in the Krupa-Nunes household," she captioned the pic. The couple legally wed in July in a quiet civil ceremony in Los Angeles then celebrated with a religious ceremony in her native Poland in August.
"Good Morning America" anchor Lara Spencer and financial tech company CEO Rick McVey, her boyfriend of two years, announced their engagement on Jan. 5. Lara, who's also the creator and host of HGTV's "Flea Market Flip," married Rick in Vail, Colorado, over Labor Day weekend with her kids from her first marriage in attendance.
Louis Ducruet — Princess Stephanie's son, who's 12th in line to the throne of Monaco (and is the grandson of Grace Kelly) — revealed on Feb. 21 that he'd proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Marie Chevallier, whom he reportedly met while they attended Western Carolina University. "Let me introduce you the future madame Ducruet ❤️ she said yes and we are now engaged 💍💍 #withlove #engagement #proposal #iloveyou," the royal captioned a slideshow of images of the proposal. Louis' proud mom also confirmed the news. "Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie has the joy to announce her son Louis Ducruet's engagement with Miss Marie Chevallier," read an official statement from the palace.
First, they found love in the "Big Brother" house. Then they competed on "The Amazing Race." Next, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf got engaged during a hike in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. The finished out the year with a pregnancy and an October wedding.
Another Monaco royal got engaged in 2018: On March 24, Princess Caroline of Monaco's eldest daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, wore a diamond ring to the 64th Annual Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo with film producer Dimitri Rassam by her side. It was their first official red carpet as a couple and served as a confirmation that they were betrothed. People magazine reported that Dimitri proposed in early March during a family ski vacation in Austria after more than a year of dating. Reports claim the couple will marry in July. Charlotte has a son, Raphael, with ex-boyfriend Gad Elmaleh, a Moroccan-French stand-up comic and actor from whom she split in 2015.
Gigi Gorgeous is ready to walk down the aisle! The YouTube star announced that she and her girlfriend of two years, model, designer and heiress Nats Getty (the great-granddaughter of famed industrialist J. Paul Getty), got engaged on March 1 during a vacation in France. An Instagram video (and a YouTube clip, natch) revealed that the proposal involved a helicopter ride to a stunning chateau, a champagne toast with friends flown in for the occasion and an epic fireworks display.
On New Year's Day, singer Alexa Ray Joel — the daughter of music star Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley — announced that her boyfriend of more than four years, restaurateur Ryan Gleason, had proposed. "So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked- and FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn't speak… I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring- and he was just hysterically laughing at me!!!" she wrote on Instagram. The bride-to-be also shared a close-up photo of her enormous emerald-cut diamond ring.
After "Outlander" star Caitriona Balfe showed off a new diamond-and-sapphire ring at the 2018 Golden Globes, People magazine confirmed that she had just gotten engaged to her boyfriend of nearly four years, music manager-turned-bar owner Tony McGill. "It happened over the break. I'm very happy," the Irish actress told the mag.
Danielle Fishel announced her engagement to "Drop the Mic" executive producer Jensen Karp in March. "I woke up today thinking it would be a normal day and it was anything but normal," she wrote on Instagram. "I put on my Genghis Cohen t-shirt and went to see @jensenclan88 at work where I proceeded to screw up a very romantic marriage proposal by being too efficient (this is very on brand for me)." Her two-year marriage to Tim Belusko ended in 2016. Danielle and Jensen got married in November.
On March 22, TV chef and cookbook author Katie Lee revealed via an Instagram post that she and TV producer Ryan Biegel got engaged during a trip to Paris. "I said yes," she captioned a selfie with her new fiance that also showed off her engagement ring. Katie, who split from first husband Billy Joel in 2009, was first linked to Ryan in 2016. Katie and Ryan married on Sept. 1 on Italy's Amalfi Coast.
These Heathers are getting married! On Jan. 11, Heather Matarazzo proposed to writer-comedian Heather Turman. "I asked…..and she said yes. To death and back, I love you, Turman," the star of "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "The Princess Diaries" captioned a slideshow of Instagram photos from the proposal. Her new fiancée also shared a sweet message on social media, writing, "I'm engaged to the absolute, unequivocal love of my life. I never knew I could find someone that matches me the way she does, in all ways… always.
"The West Wing" alum Bradley Whitford, who split from actress Jane Kaczmarek in 2009 after nearly 16 years of marriage, is ready to wed again. The actor is engaged to his former "Transparent" co-star Amy Landecker, he revealed on the Oscars red carpet on March 4 when he called her his "fiancée." (His rep later confirmed the engagement news to People magazine.) Bradley and Amy, who reportedly dated Larry David after splitting from journalist husband Jackson Lynch in 2011, have been dating since 2015.
On March 5, Josiah Duggar, 21 — the eighth child born to former "19 Kids & Counting" stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — confirmed his engagement to Lauren Swanson, 18, just six weeks after they announced their courtship. "I feel like the most blessed guy on earth 🌎… Lauren said YES! God definitely opened our eyes in his perfect timing to show us how we complete each other," he wrote on Instagram alongside this selfie with his bride-to-be. "The more time I spend with Lauren the more I realize how I can't live without her. There's no one else I'd rather spend my days and grow old with! #engaged #weddingplanningbegins." The couple wed on June 30 at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
On Jan. 17, "Grey's Anatomy" actress Camilla Luddington revealed that she and her boyfriend of about five years, "13 Reasons Why" actor Matthew Alan, got engaged on New Year's Eve. "I'm not sure I even let Matt get through his proposal before I started yelling YES YES YES!! Of course it was a yes!" she captioned a slideshow of photos showing off her traditional diamond engagement ring. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Hayden, in April 2017.
It turns out that the gigantic diamond ring Toni Braxton's been wearing indeed means that she and Birdman are engaged! The "Un-Break My Heart" singer raised eyebrows when she sported a massive rock on her ring finger during the New York City premiere of "Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story" on Jan. 23 but it wasn't until a promo for the newest season of "Braxton Family Values" aired on Feb. 17 that Toni finally publicly confirmed the happy news. "I have an announcement to make. I'm engaged!" she said in the clip. The singer and the rapper have been romantically linked since 2016.
After less than a year of dating, Tommy Lee proposed to Vine star Brittany Furlan, who will be wife No. 4. "Well this certainly beats chocolates! Say hello to future Mrs. Lee 🙈💕 #engaged," the rocker captioned a Valentine's Day video revealing Brittany's heart-shaped diamond engagement ring.
Chef and personal trainer Dean Sheremet is engaged to filmmaker Vanessa Black. Dean, who was previous wed to country singer LeAnn Rimes and photographer Sarah Silver, shared the happy news on Instagram on March 18. In April, he and Vanessa delivered more happy news — that they were expecting their first child together in the summer. Son Atlas Wilding arrived on Aug. 5.
On Jan. 21, Steve-O proposed to girlfriend Lux Wright. "Last night, in front of a bunch of my Jackass buddies, my closest friends, my dad, and my sister… she said 'yes'. I planned that for more than six months, and I'm so happy — I can't wait for you all to see it… #GNARLY," he wrote on Instagram the next day. This will be the "Jackass" alum's third marriage.
Clare Crawley and Benoit Beausejour-Savard got engaged on the "The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All" special that aired on Feb. 22. After splitting on "The Bachelor Winter Games," the pair reconnected after they returned home from shooting. "You never give up on life, and this is the best thing about you, and I would never, ever give up on you. I feel there is someone up there watching us right now," the former "The Bachelorette Canada" suitor said before proposing to Clare in French. But by early April, it was over again. "We understand a lot of you have been asking about our relationship since the show, and we wanted to thank you all for the love and respect as we navigated it in real life off camera," they wrote on Instagram. "We do understand however, having a public engagement on TV kind of changes that. It's with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to end our relationship. We think the world of each other, and we were both hoping we could make this work." They continued, "Just know there are no negative feelings here, we are simply two people who believed in love, and were open enough to give it a chance." They also said they still "care for each other very deeply."
YouTube star Roman Atwood proposed to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his three children, Brittney Smith, on April 30 with a huge diamond ring from Tiffany & Co. "Whaaattt I have been with my soul mate for 9 1/2 years and he finally asked if I would be his wife! I can not explain how happy I am to become Brittney Atwood ," she tweeted along with a photo of herself wearing the rock.
On Jan. 25, "Vampire Diaries" and "Chicago Fire" alum Steven R. McQueen announced on Instagram that he and his girlfriend of over a year, Alexandra Silva, were engaged. "She said yes," the actor, who's named after his paternal grandfather, Hollywood film star Steve McQueen, captioned a photo of himself kissing his bride-to-be. But by May, it was over. "Actually, we called it off," he told Us Weekly when asked how wedding planning was going. "It's just the way it was. It happened."
"Pretty Little Liars" alum Brant Daugherty announced on Feb. 26 that he's engaged to actress and realtor Kim Hidalgo, his girlfriend since October 2016, Us Weekly reported. "So we have some exciting news to share with everyone… A few weeks ago @kimhidalgo and I visited Amsterdam and I asked her to marry me!" Brant, who played Sawyer in "Fifty Shades Freed," wrote on Instagram alongside a pic with Kim wearing her ring. "More importantly, she said yes. Now she's stuck with me forever. Sucker."
Set costumer Brittany Saberhagen took to Instagram on May 4 to reveal that she and "Greek" alum Jacob Zachar had gotten engaged. "My forever partner!" she captioned a slideshow of pics and a video of herself showing off her rock.
On Oct. 30, Nicolas Bijan — the son of late fashion designer Bijan, who currently oversees his family's Rodeo Drive retail location — proposed to former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star Roxy Sowlaty, an interior designer, in Paris with an incredible 8-carat diamond ring. Nicolas and Roxy, who were high school friends, have been a couple since 2015.
On March 7, Us Weekly reported that "Imposters" actor Parker Young and girlfriend Stephanie Weber, the creative director for apparel company Satao's Keeper, are engaged and expecting! "I'm thrilled to start a family. As a man who has been raised by an incredible mother, I have so much love and respect for women. It's amazing knowing I'm about to have a daughter. We are so grateful #thefutureisfemale," the "Arrow" alum told Us. The couple welcomed daughter Jaxon Orion in July.
In February, country singer Brett Young popped the question to girlfriend Taylor Mills in Oxford, Mississippi, at a hotel near his alma mater, Ole Miss. "We met in Arizona while she was at school at ASU, and we will likely get married there, so I thought it would be romantic to propose where I went to school," the "Mercy" singer told People. It's been a long road to their engagement. "We met a little over 10 years ago in Scottsdale while she was at ASU and dated for a little over six years. After school, she and I both moved to Los Angeles together. When I moved to Nashville, we took a break for a few years, and I wrote a lot of my first record about her," he explained, adding, "There was never any bad blood. It was just the wrong time for us. We recently got back in touch and realized that we were both finally in the same place and knew it was right." The lovebirds got married in November.
"American Idol" alum Katie Stevens and musician-songwriter-producer Paul DiGiovanni got engaged after four years of dating, ETonline reported on Jan. 26. The "Faking It" and "The Bold Type" actress confirmed the news on Instagram a few weeks later on Valentine's Day. "When someone asks if you're engaged and you flash them some sparkle 😍 love you endlessly @paulblg thanks for wanting to be my Valentine forever! ♥️," she captioned a pic of herself showing off her engagement ring alongside Paul.
Music producer DJ Mustard proposed to Chanel Thierry, with whom he has two children, during the weekend of Oct. 27 with a major ring. "She said yes … 8 years since we had kiy … so I got 8 carats [one] for each year and that's just the center stone the rings a total of 18 carats," he captioned an Instagram slideshow revealing the enormous sparkler.
On Valentine's Day, Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona revealed that singer-songwriter Jared Cotter, with whom she shares son Cameron, had just proposed — and done it in the sneakiest of ways. "That time You and Cam planned a WHOLE FAKE FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT, as a disguise to capture my forever in the making," she captioned a photo slideshow of him popping the question.
"Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff announced on Jan. 27 that he'd asked girlfriend Isabel Rock to marry him — and she said yes! "…we got ENGAGED! It happened in Iceland on the frozen pond, Tjörnin, late on Christmas 🎄 So much love for this beautiful soul @izzysofia_ . Here's to many more Christmas', you n me," he wrote on Instagram after sharing photos of them right before and after his proposal.
Country singer Charlie Worsham announced on March 11 that he'd proposed to Kristen Korzenowski. "The Good Lord has blessed me so much in this life, but never more than when He put this amazing woman in it. we met through her work at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, where she helped to set up the Follow Your Heart Scholarship. first date was at Mickey's, Pac Man table, darts and all. since then, she's made every day sweeter. i love you, Kristen Anne Korzenowski, and i am thrilled to spend the rest of my life with you," he captioned an Instagram slideshow featuring his bride-to-be and her new engagement bling.
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson got engaged to Scottish hedge fund manager Nick Riley, she revealed via Instagram on Feb. 5. "Going into the week and the rest of my life with my true loves kiss! It's only been three days and I'm already the happiest bride to be on the planet!" she wrote alongside a slideshow of photos of herself with her groom-to-be, whom she reportedly started dating in November 2016. But in late April, Page Six reported, Nick called off their engagement while Tracy, who has two kids from previous relationships, was believed to be in the first trimester of pregnancy. "Tracy is inconsolable," a source told the New York Post's gossip column.