Kat Luna & Alex Garrido
The American Idol contestants — who auditioned as a duo last season — are engaged, PEOPLE has exclusively revealed on Oct. 22.
Kat & Alex told PEOPLE about their big moment, which happened at The Sound Emporium where the two created their first EP. (And both of their families were present!)
Garrido got down on one knee while the pair were recording an “acoustic version” of their track “Make Me Make You” in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Kat and I performed the song in the live room and during the bridge of the song I dropped down on one knee and popped the question in front of our family and friends,” he said. “I told her how much I loved her and how I want to always be the best man that I can be for her.”
Garrido told PEOPLE that Luna thought it was a prank, but once she realized “it was all very real,” she started to cry.
“It was a powerful moment proposing in the same room where our careers in Nashville started,” he added. “Not to mention some of our favorite musicians performed in that same room like John Mayer and Chris Stapleton. “
Luna told PEOPLE she’s excited for the new chapter in their lives, and she loves the ring Garrido got her, too!
“When Alex got down on one knee and I saw the ring I couldn’t believe that he got the ring of my dreams,” she said. “It is exactly what I wanted down to the little diamond halo underneath.”
“I am most excited about getting to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams and getting to travel the world inspiring others with the one I love,” she said.
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Darcey Silva & Georgi Rusev
The 90 Day Fiancé and Darcey & Stacey star is finally engaged to the man of her dreams! Silva quietly accepted a proposal in June from her boyfriend Georgi Rusev PEOPLE has exclusively confirmed.
“I still feel newly engaged. I haven’t been able to really celebrate it yet with everybody. I want to be able to shout it to the world,” said Silva. “It was definitely a total surprise for me. Georgi and I have a very deep connection, and I feel like in that moment I was not expecting it at all.”
When the pandemic hit earlier this year, Silva and Rusev — whose ups and downs are documented on TLC’s hit franchise — quickly moved in together. Planning a surprise proposal was tricky while in such close quarters with his future wife, Rusev admitted.
“It was really hard to find the ring, make calls, make the reservation for the boat, for dinner,” said Rusev, a masseuse from Bulgaria who met Silva on social media.
After saying “yes” to Rusev, Silva quickly called her teen daughters, Aniko and Aspen, with her happy news. “They mean the most to me, and Georgi knows they come first and foremost in my life. He accepts them and me as a mom, and they get along very well,” said Silva. “We already kind of feel like a little family unit.”
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Elle King & Dan Tooker
Great minds think alike! The “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer, 31, and tattoo artist Dan Tooker proposed in the same way while celebrating their one-year anniversary in Angel Fire, New Mexico, she announced in an Instagram post on Oct. 9.
According to the musician, who is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider, she and Tooker both popped the question while celebrating their one-year anniversary in Angel Fire, New Mexico.
“We rode horses up a mountain to go gold panning. I had a ring in my pocket and I was going to toss it in the gold pan and propose to @tattooker … but of course, my soulmate beat me to the punch and proposed to me the exact same way. So I immediately got down on my knee too,” the singer, who is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider, wrote alongside a slideshow of the proposal, which showed King and Tooker down on one knee at a meadow.
“I love you Daniel. 1 year down, forever to go,” she continued. “I said Yes by the way and so did he! ❤️💍💫❤️.”
King was previously married to Andrew Ferguson. Her engagement to Tooker is her third in three years. In July last year, the singer got engaged to her then-boyfriend of over a year.
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Curtis Hadzicki & Jenni Knapmiller
The Are You the One? couple are engaged!
Though they weren’t matched with each other, Hadzicki and Knapmiller met on the set of Are You the One? during the show’s second season in 2014. They pursued other relationships during their time on the show but connected after the cameras stopped rolling and began dating in 2015.
The two announced their engagement on their respective social media pages on Oct. 8.
“I didn’t know I could smile this big 🥰” Knapmiller captioned a sweet selfie of Hadzicki kissing her cheek, as well as a photo of her engagement ring.
In the comments, the reality star tagged Are You the One?, writing, “@areuthe1 I guess we owe you guys a shout out for putting us in the same room! 😂😂🤷🏼♀️”
According to her Instagram Story, Hadzicki asked Knapmiller to marry him while the pair were exploring the Oregon coast. “He popped the question here!” she wrote atop the photo, circling the picturesque lookout point where they got engaged and tagging the location as Cape Kiwanda Beach.
On his Instagram, Hadzicki posted a photo of the pair sharing a kiss post-engagement. “I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to properly thank you for all that you do,” he wrote. “I love you forever.”
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Jake Hoot & Brittney Nicole Hoyt
The Voice’s season 17 winner popped the question to his girlfriend on Sept. 20 while visiting her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, PEOPLE exclusively revealed.
″I knew how important being around family was to Britt, and with her birthday coming up, I knew it would be the perfect time to do it!″ he told PEOPLE of proposing in front of her family. ″She’s one of seven, so arranging everyone to fly in and it still be a surprise was tough, but we all coordinated how it would happen, and it went off without a hitch!″
Upon seeing her family waiting, the labor and delivery nurse quickly put the pieces together. ″She lost it! I had to keep her moving forward because she was crying and trying to fall down on me!″ Hoot recalled. ″Then after I popped the question, we were both so emotional that I almost had to wrestle her arm to put the ring on her hand!”
The couple’s engagement comes seven years after they first met as wedding singers at their best friend’s wedding. ″We went our separate ways and were brought back into each other’s lives while doing missions in Nicaragua,″ they said.
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Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell
The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile star announced her engagement to writer/director Charlie McDowell on Sept. 25 on Instagram.
“I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…” Collins captioned the series of photos, which captured the intimate proposal and moments following.
The pair first sparked dating rumors in July 2019, when they were spotted out together in Los Angeles, according to Metro UK.
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Jasmine Tookes & Juan David Borrero
The Victoria’s Secret model is engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Snapchat’s Juan David Borrero, she announced on Instagram on Sept. 24.
“Si, mi amor! ♥️,” she captioned a series of photos of what appears to be the spot of their engagement.
In another post, Tookes shared photos which captured the epic proposal, which included a helicopter ride and an engagement ring air-dropped by drone. “9/21 🤎 I can’t look at these pictures without tearing up😭😭😭 Little did I know the lovely lady who was setting up our table and chairs for our champagne toast after the heli ride was actually a photographer. I love all of these real captured moments🥰 As a model I can always sense a camera around me but WOW I didn’t know about this one😂 Also, the drone dropping off the ring 🤯@juandavidborrero you’re unreal♥️.”
Borrero popped the question with a custom Ritani ring, PEOPLE can exclusively report, valued at over $250,000.
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Erin Lim & Joshua Rhodes
On an Emmys night where all the surprises might have been constrained to “Whose Zoom isn’t working?”, E! host Erin Lim dropped a bombshell just as the red carpet wound down: She had gotten engaged to her fashion mogul boyfriend just the night before.
“I was just waiting for you to notice this heavy weight I’ve been carrying on my left hand,” she joked to her co-hosts. “My love, my best friend Joshua Rhodes proposed to me literally last night. I have not been able to focus this entire day. I have been on Cloud Nine this entire Emmys Sunday, so there’s my news.”
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Ashley Blaine Featherson & Darroll Jenkins
The Dear White People star, 32, got engaged to her boyfriend, flooding her Instagram feed with sweet posts — starting with a photo of her diamond ring.
“My Love. My Legacy. My Light. My Life,” she wrote on Sept. 20. “Forever & A Day Isn’t Long Enough 💕 #JenkinsBash 2021.”
In her second post, she shared a photo of Jenkins down on one knee while they were horseback riding on the beach in Santa Barbara, California.
“The Most Precious Moment Of My Life,” she wrote. “I Do.”
She dedicated another caption to her fiancé alongside a photo of the two walking off into the sunset hand-in-hand.
“Walking Into This New Phase Of Life With You Is A GOD DREAM!” she wrote. “I Know That What Ever Life May Throw Our Way We Will Be Just Fine Because We Have Each Other & God At The Center.”
“D, You Are The Love Of My Life. The Thought, Care & LOVE implemented so flawlessly in order for us to have one of the best days of our lives is a memory that will ALWAYS bring me to tears,” she continued. “I Thank God For You. Always Have. Always Will. 10 Summers. LOOK AT US NOW.”
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Kenny King & London Ferris
The former Bachelorette star has found his queen! King popped the question to his girlfriend Ferris over the weekend — and she said yes.
King posted photos and a video that captured the sweet moment on Instagram, showing the couple embracing after he proposed on a boat.
“Perfect time, perfect place, perfect person,” he wrote. “She said yes! (she would have had to swim if she didn’t 😂😎🤴🏾).”
The video sees the pro wrestler leaning over the side of the boat, pretending to be sick until his now-fiancée attempts to comfort him — which is when he gets down on one knee and offers her a ring.
“So, I thought it was going to be family picture day but @kennykingpb2 had other plans,” Ferris wrote on Instagram. “Of course I say ‘Yes’ to forever with you.”
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Adam Wakefield & Jenny Leigh
The Voice season 10 runner-up recently proposed to his girlfriend of nine years, country singer and actress Jenny Leigh, at a lakeside restaurant in Maryland while on vacation with her family.
Wakefield presented Leigh with a unique black diamond halo ring, which he found with the help of fellow Voice alum and Texas Hill trio-mate Craig Wayne Boyd.
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James Lafferty & Alexandra Park
The One Tree Hill alum popped the question to the Australian actress on Sept. 6, he revealed on Instagram.
“She said yeah 🙌🏼☺️,” Lafferty, 35, captioned a sweet selfie of the couple.
The Royals star, 31, cozied up to her fiancé in the photo while showing off her new ring.
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Patrick Mahomes & Brittany Matthews
The Super Bowl LIV MVP and his longtime girlfriend have made it official.
Mahomes, 24, popped the question on Sept. 1, revealing the happy news on his Instagram Stories with a photo of Matthews’ stunning ring.
“Ring SZN,” Mahomes wrote, adding a kissing face emoji and tagging his now-fiancée.
Matthews, 25, shared some behind-the-scenes moments of the proposal on her own Instagram Stories, revealing a setup including roses and marquee lights that read “Will You Marry Me.”
“This happened today,” Matthews wrote on her Stories.
Another slide showed a beautiful candle-lit dinner table, on which Matthews added, “My heart is so full! I love this man so incredibly much and today was so so special!”
“Couldn’t imagine this day being any more perfect,” the former pro soccer player added.
Mahomes and Matthews, who now runs her own fitness company called Brittany Lynn Fitness, met while attending Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. The couple even attended prom together in 2013.
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Prince Philippos & Nina Flohr
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark is engaged to Nina Nastassja Flohr.
“Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie are delighted to announce the engagement of their youngest son HRH Prince Philippos to Nina Nastassja Flohr, daughter of Thomas Flohr and Katharina Flohr,” the monarch’s office shared in an official statement on Sept. 1.
Philippos popped the question to Nina earlier this summer, on the Greek island of Ithaca.
While Greece abolished their monarchy in 1973, King Constantine and his five children with Queen Anne-Marie retain their royal titles.
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Candace Cameron Bure announced on Aug. 29 that her son Lev, 20, is engaged to girlfriend Taylor Hutchison.
“She said YES!!! Last night my son @levvbure proposed to beautiful @taylorrhutchison,” she wrote, alongside several gorgeous photos from the couple’s engagement in Napa, California. “We are SO excited for these cuties.”
Looking ahead to the future, the mom of three added, “And this mama/mama-in-love can’t wait for wedding planning shenanigans.”
Over on his own Instagram page, Lev — who is the son of the actress and husband Valeri Bure — also celebrated the happy milestone moment. “All glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I cannot wait to be your husband! 💍,” he wrote.
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Liam Payne & Maya Henry
Liam Payne is ready to spend forever with girlfriend Maya Henry!
The “Strip That Down” singer and the model are engaged, a rep confirmed to PEOPLE on Aug. 28 after Henry was spotted wearing a massive diamond ring on Aug. 27.
Payne and Henry were first romantically linked in August 2018, following his split from ex-girlfriend Cheryl (with whom Payne shares son Bear Grey, 3) in July. However, the former One Direction singer didn’t confirm his new romance until September 2019.
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Kailah Casillas & Sam Bird
From reality TV to real-life love! The Challenge’s Kailah Casillas and Love Island‘s Sam Bird are engaged, Casillas announced on Instagram.
“I’m marrying my favorite person in the world,” Casillas, 27, captioned an Instagram shot debuting her engagement ring.
She offered a closeup of the diamond on her Instagram Story, writing, “I’m lucky.”
Bird, also 27, showed the newly engaged couple celebrating with chocolate on his Story as they vacation in Greece.
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Madisson Hausburg & Ismael “Ish” Soto
The Siesta Key star revealed on the show’s first-ever reunion that she is engaged to a former producer for the MTV show, Ismael “Ish” Soto.
“I have never felt as safe and as loved as I do when I’m with Ish,” she told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “He reminds me every single day how special I am and he makes me want to be the best possible version of myself. Our love story is anything but traditional, but it’s OUR love story, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out. I’m on such a high! I still can’t believe it…I’ve found my forever.”
Madisson, 26, has defended the couple’s 20-year age gap to friends and family, but ended up receiving her father’s blessing on the reunion special.
“I think that when you find someone you love, you go through those hurdles and you don’t let them break you up,” Madisson said. “The hardest part rewatching the season was no one got to see us happy. Everyone just got to see us struggling.”
Now, the pair own a home together and are getting ready to tie the knot!
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Kenny Barnes & Alexandra Garrison
Barnes has found love, post-Love Is Blind.
The 28-year-old reality star proposed to girlfriend Garrison on Aug. 7 at Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two will be heading down the aisle after dating a little over one year, he revealed exclusively to PEOPLE. The pair met after Barnes’ appearance on the Netflix dating series, which was filmed in fall 2018.
Barnes got down on one knee and proposed with a four-carat emerald center stone ring from Diamonds Direct Jewelers.
“She would tell you that she had an idea, but I would describe it as wishful thinking. I kept it a secret and definitely handled her questioning in the months leading up to our moment to keep her off my trail,” Barnes said of planning his proposal.
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Vanessa Grimaldi & Josh Wolfe
The Bachelor season 21 winner is engaged! Grimaldi, 32, shared the happy news on Instagram on Aug. 10, alongside photos from the romantic proposal orchestrated by her now-fiancé, Canadian businessman Josh Wolfe.
Wolfe, 35, popped the question atop the Saint-Louis Gate “in what was an intimate, beautiful moment that was candle-lit,” the bride-to-be told PEOPLE exclusively. “It was absolutely beautiful!”
“I knew we were going to get engaged eventually, but I had no idea it was going to happen when it did,” she added. “Josh is the first person I am with where I am at complete ease and where I never second-guessed his love for me. I’ve been ready to say YES! I am the luckiest woman!”
The couple has been dating for a year and a half, after Wolfe slid into Grimaldi’s social media DMs.
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Conor McGregor & Dee Devlin
The 32-year-old former UFC champion announced on Aug. 8 that he popped the question to his longtime love, Dee Devlin.
The couple has been together since 2008 and shares two children together — 3-year-old son Conor Jack Jr., born in May 2017, and 1-year-old daughter Croia, who was born in January 2019.
McGregor shared a celebratory photo of the pair smiling big as Devlin flashed her sparkling engagement ring.
“What a birthday, my future wife,” McGregor captioned the sweet post, referring to Devlin’s upcoming birthday on Aug. 9.
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Jenna Ushkowitz & David Stanley
Ushkowitz and her boyfriend of two years announced their engagement on Aug. 2, and you could say that these two are filled with Glee.
In the celebratory photo, the former Glee star showed off her sparkling engagement ring while standing beside Stanley and holding their cute French bulldog, Bear.
“Yes, a million times, yes ✨,” the actress captioned the post.
Stanley shared the same photo in an Instagram post of his own, writing, “Yes ❤️❤️❤️.”
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Tarek El Moussa & Heather Rae Young
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young are engaged!
The Flip or Flop star popped the question while the couple was celebrating their one-year anniversary with a boat trip to Catalina Island, California — and the Selling Sunset realtor said yes.
El Moussa told PEOPLE exclusively that the island is a “special place” for the couple, and they “love to be on the boat together,” so he thought the romantic weekend getaway would be the perfect time to ask for her hand.
The proposal was a total surprise for Young, who thought the trip was planned to celebrate their anniversary. She was stunned when she walked down a beach path lined with flower petals and flickering candles and found El Moussa waiting beneath two “kissing” palm trees that have grown into each other, making them appear as if they are sharing a smooch.
Dressed in a tuxedo, the HGTV star got down on one knee in the sand and asked for Young’s hand in marriage. The father of two revealed that in preparation for the big moment, he secretly drove to Running Springs, CA, to ask her parents for their blessing, which they gave.
As for the sparkler, the Flip or Flop star chose an eight carat, colorless, emerald-cut diamond. “The diamond is perfect all the way around, just like Heather,” El Moussa told PEOPLE of his selection. “I also picked this ring because 8 is a lucky number.”
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Beverly Johnson & Brian Maillian
The supermodel, now 67, told PEOPLE on July 15, “just finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing.”
The 70-year-old financier, who lives with Johnson in Rancho Mirage, California, popped the question while they were attending an event in Palm Springs with their extended family.
“My older sister Sheilah was there and she said to Brian, ‘I didn’t hear you give my sister an answer when she asked you to marry her,'” Johnson recalled. “And he said, ‘I have answered her. I have asked her to marry me. And she said, No. Besides that — I don’t have a ring.'”
With that, Johnson said, “Brian’s 88-year-old mother took off her wedding ring and passed it down the table till it got to Brian and he got down on one knee. I was sobbing uncontrollably and he said ‘Will you marry me?’ and I said yes!”
Maillian put the ring on Johnson’s finger and when Johnson took it off to give back to his mom, her soon-to-be mother-in-law told her: “You can keep it on until the rest of the day!”
After they became engaged, Johnson said laughing, “I was like how the heck did that happen? I was saying I’m never going to get married again.” (She was previously married to real estate agent Billy Potter and later music producer Danny Sims, father of their daughter Anansa.)
In lieu of a ring of her own, Johnson instead said, “Brian, I don’t know how to say this but I don’t want a diamond ring, let’s buy a house instead.”
And that exactly what they did.
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Ciara Duggan & Paget Berry
The Below Deck Sailing Yacht costars are engaged!
The couple shared the happy news on Instagram on July 9. “Well folks, it finally happened,” Duggan captioned an Instagram slideshow that featured the couple kissing and a video of the moment Berry got down on one knee while the two were vacationing in Genova, Italy.
“What?!” Duggan says excitedly in the clip, as Berry asks: “Will you marry me?”
Duggan also shared a photo of her multi-colored jewel ring.
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Brooklyn Beckham & Nicole Peltz
Beckham and Peltz confirmed their engagement in a pair of matching social media posts on July 11, hours after reports about their engagement first began circulating online.
“Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes,” Brooklyn, 21, wrote alongside a romantic photo of the pair, showing off his lady love’s engagement ring.
“I am the luckiest man in the world,” Beckham wrote. “I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day ❤️ I love you baby xx.”
Peltz echoed the same sentiments in her own announcement post.
“You’ve made me the luckiest girl in the world. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life by your side. your love is the most precious gift. I love you so so much baby,” she wrote.
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Camille Isobel Hughes & Michael
Former NYC Prep star Camille Isobel Hughes announced her engagement to now-fiancé Michael on Instagram on July 13.
“Easiest yes ever,” Hughes, 28, wrote. “Michael actually asked me months ago, after our first proposal trip was cancelled due to covid and he didn’t want to wait any longer. He put it in an Easter egg for me to find — which was so cute — but we kept it pretty secret until he could plan something ‘more official.’ On Saturday, Michael surprised me with a secret ‘quarengagement’ by proposing with a private chef and photographer.”
“I am so grateful to have a fiancé (!) who makes quarantine feel easy and who turns a difficult time during a global pandemic into a wonderful positive experience that I’ll never forget,” she added. “I love you Michael.”
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Mike Holloway & Meg Maley
The former CBS reality stars are engaged! Five years after Holloway won 2015’s Survivor: Worlds Apart and Maley was a house member on Big Brother 17, the pair announced their engagement on July 10.
Maley, 30, shared a sweet photo of her and Holloway embracing, as well as a birds-eye-view video capturing the moment he popped the question.
“When he drives 23 hours to make sure you’re with your family, plans a detailed fam scavenger hunt, the sweetest proposal and he’s THE guy, you say yes. 💍,” she wrote alongside the post, which also showed off her new engagement ring. “Could not be any happier.”
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Morgan Stewart & Jordan McGraw
The E! News’ Nightly Pop host, who filed for divorce from husband Brendan Fitzpatrick in 2019, broke the happy news on July 4th that she had gotten engaged to boyfriend Jordan McGraw (who is the son of television host Dr. Phil McGraw).
“Fireworks 💥,” Stewart captioned a photograph of herself smiling while wearing a strapless bikini — as well as a diamond sparkler on that finger.
“Plenty to smile about…” McGraw wrote in his own happy announcement, posting a photograph of the pair holding hands.
Dr. Phil and his wife Robin shared their excitement for the two on Instagram as well.
“Robin and I are so thrilled for you and Jordan. So proud to add you to the family! Love you both!!!” the television personality wrote in a sweet comment on Stewart’s photo, while his wife left a string of “X” and “O” emojis in a separate reply.
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Destry Allyn Spielberg & Genc Legrand.
Steven Spielberg’s daughter and actor Genc Legrand are engaged, the bride-to-be announced on July 3.
Destry, 23, shared a sweet photo of her and Legrand as well as a close-up image of her new ring on Instagram.
“Holy cannoli, I’m engaged!!! 💍💕😍,” she wrote alongside the photos. “I am so excited to take on life with my best friend! This is the best day ever! I love you so much @legrandgenc !!!” 😊😍🥳💍💕.” The pair have been dating since Oct. 2017.
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Billie Lourd & Austen Rydell
The Booksmart actress is engaged! Lourd’s longtime love Austen Rydell announced the happy news on Instagram on June 25, sharing that saying yes to his proposal was a no-brainer for Lourd.
“💍💍💍She said YES!! (Actually she said ‘Duhhh’) But I guess that’s even better than yes?!? 💗🤪🎉🎰💥🍾,” he captioned a series of photos of the pair over the years.
The couple rekindled their romance in 2017, after first dating briefly the year before.
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Alex Guarnaschelli & Michael Castellon
Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli received a very special birthday present this year from longtime love Michael Castellon: an engagement ring!
The two chefs got engaged on June 20, Guarnaschelli told PEOPLE. “We’re not in any hurry, but I want to have a blowout,” the Supermarket Stakeout star said of planning their celebration down the line. “I want a tri-state rager.”
The bride-to-be also revealed that Castellon hilariously utilized her gullibility to pull off the surprise, convincing her that there was a baby deer she had to walk into a scenic park to see.
“It’s funny, I think one of the reasons why we’re a couple, we’ve been together for four years, is because he’ll tell me anything and I’ll believe him,” Guarnaschelli laughed.
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Clinton Moxam & Uche Nwosu
Clinton Moxam and Uche Nwosu have found the one! The couple, who met on season 6 of the MTV reality dating show Are You the One? announced their engagement on Instagram with photos of Moxam’s seaside proposal on June 18.
“So yesterday my dreams came true 😊 I met my Fiancé exactly 3 years ago today & yesterday I asked her to spend the rest of her life with me,” Moxam wrote. “This was the easiest decision I’ve ever made. Honestly there wasn’t even a decision to be made, I truly believe we were created for one another!”
“Let’s get these wedding plans started because I want some babies soon,” he added.
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Heather Locklear & Chris Heisser
The Melrose Place star is engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chris Heisser, PEOPLE confirmed on June 19.
According to a close family friend, the couple has “been engaged since the end of April, as they were celebrating her year of sobriety.”
Locklear and Heisser reconnected a few years ago and were on and off as the actress battled substance abuse and sought help in rehab.
“They are really happy together,” the friend said, adding that the actress has the support of her family, including daughter Ava, 22, with ex Richie Sambora.
“Her family, her parents, her siblings, and her daughter are all supporting her and excited for her,” the friend said.
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Aaron Carter & Melanie Martin
The singer announced that he and his girlfriend of several months are ready to tie the knot.
“Lövē wins ❤️😍💍,” Carter, 32, captioned a June 12 Instagram post, featuring a photo of an engagement ring on Martin’s left hand. He added the hashtags #iloveyou3000 #engaged #fiance and #ourlovestory.
The engagement announcement comes just days after the couple announced in a YouTube livestream that Martin had recently suffered a miscarriage.
“She suffered a miscarriage due to stress conditions,” Carter said in the June 8 video. “We’re gonna give it some time, let her heal and then we’re going to try again. We both want that. I gotta take care of her.”
The pair first went Instagram official in January, before announcing they were expecting together in April.
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Tyler Filmore & Paige Korte
The country artist proposed to his girlfriend of three years over Memorial Day weekend in May, PEOPLE exclusively revealed on June 15.
“I’ve written so many songs about love and finding ‘the one’ that when it actually happened, I couldn’t believe it,” Filmore, 31, told PEOPLE about his engagement to Korte, a 26-year-old cardiac sonographer at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
“I’m excited to share my whole life with her from days at home on the couch to life on the road. I’m beyond thankful to have found my person!” he added.
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Adam Chance and Sami Matarante
When the Home Free singer’s initial proposal plans were derailed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), he had to get creative — and he ultimately found an even more romantic plan B.
Chance originally planned to pop the question in Paris, where the group was supposed to play a show on March 15.
“March 17 was our two-year anniversary, so I just decided to go for it,” he told PEOPLE of proposing while social distancing at home instead. “We were wearing onesies, and she thought we were about to record something goofy for Instagram — but I got down on one knee instead. I couldn’t wait. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
“I think I blacked out while it was happening — thankfully he had the sense to film it — but I do remember one of the first things he said, after I said ‘yes,’ was that he was sorry it wasn’t more grandiose,” Matarante said of the special moment. “Sure, Paris would have been a beautiful, magical place to get engaged … But at home, in our comfies, just felt so much more like us to me.”
The video footage of their engagement is featured at the end of the group’s new music video for their cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.”
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Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago
The Too Hot to Handle stars are engaged! The pair, who first got together on the reality show last year, took some time apart after filming before getting back together — and now, they’re ready to take the next step.
Jowsey, 22, popped the question to Farago, 26, on the show’s June 12 Zoom reunion, using a Ring Pop as a stand in for the bling to come.
“I just want to say you’ve absolutely changed my life, I love you so much and I can’t wait to spend forever with you,” he said, as he cracked a smile while down on one knee. “Do you want to do this thing? Do you want to get married?”
After a very long pause, the reality star smiled as she said, “Harry knows I want to marry him, so yes.”
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Jennifer Snowden & Lee
The Southern Charm alum announced on May 23 that she and her longtime boyfriend, with whom she shares 3-year-old son James Ascher, are engaged.
“WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!” Snowden captioned a series of photos on Instagram that feature the moment when Lee got down on one knee at what appears to be an art store in Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
Snowden also showed off her sparkler in a smiling selfie.
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock & Andre Gray
The Little Mix singer, 28, said “yes” to soccer star boyfriend Andre Gray, also 28, on May 28 after he surprised her with a romantic proposal while celebrating their fourth anniversary.
“Guys.. wtf has just happened… He bloody did it, and I said yes,” a stunned Pinnock gleefully shared afterward on Instagram, alongside a series of photos capturing the moment.
“I’m marrying my soul mate, the man of my flipping dreams….” she added. “I am lost for words, so I think I’m just going to go cry some more. “@andregray_ I love you so much. My world is literally complete.”
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Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman & Francie Frane
The Dog’s Most Wanted star popped the question to his girlfriend in a romantic candlelit proposal at their Colorado home in early May.
“They’re very happy and looking forward to a long life together,” a rep for Duane told PEOPLE.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” Frane, a 51-year-old rancher from Colorado, told The Sun U.S. “I think I had gone to pick up some food and then when I came back he had all the lights turned down with just a few lights on and a bunch of candles lit.”
The couple, who went public with their relationship in March of this year, said they will wait until after the coronavirus lockdown to tie the knot so that all of their family members can be in attendance.
The engagement comes 10 months after Chapman’s wife Beth died of throat cancer in June 2019.
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Abby Anderson Engaged to Boyfriend Tyler Graham
The country singer/songwriter and her boyfriend of two years got engaged on May 2 while social distancing in Georgia together.
The “Good Lord” singer’s older sister Ashlin helped with the romantic proposal, decorating a canoe with flowers for the couple to take a romantic boat ride. Once they got to the middle of the lake, Graham, 28, got down on one knee and presented the 23-year-old singer a ring made of wildflowers.
The pair plan to design her ring when jewelers resume business after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.
Anderson announced their engagement on social media, sharing photos of the proposal and writing, “TURNS OUT MY MAN CATCHES MORE THAN FISH Ring brought to you by Tyler’s beautiful mind, jewelers being closed, corona and wildflower stems.”
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Anne Burrell & Stuart Claxton
Burrell met Claxton, who works in ad sales marketing at Univision, in 2018 through the dating app Bumble. Claxton popped the question in April in her hometown of Cazenovia, New York, where the two are currently isolating with Burrell’s family.
“My mom and Stuart got together and made a plan where he and I were going to have a date night,” Burrell told PEOPLE. “She set up a beautiful table in her apartment and we just planned a dinner for the two of us. We were having a nice time, and Stuart then starts saying, ‘Oh, this is a good song to put on a playlist for our wedding reception.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, sure. But why are we talking about that now?’ ”
“We started talking about family and just how nice it was to be here with everyone, so I sort of started getting weepy already,” she added. “Then Stuart pulls a ring out of his pants pocket and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is even happening.’ ”
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Will Forte & Olivia Modling
The Last Man on Earth star popped the question to girlfriend Modling over the holidays at the end of the year, according to a source.
The pair met at a party two years ago and became serious in 2019, the source adds, noting that the couple took the next big step in their relationship when Modling moved into Forte’s home just a few months later.
A rep for Forte did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, but Forte’s father confirmed that “he’s currently engaged” in passing during their appearance on the April 8 premiere of ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
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Jeannie Mai & Jeezy
The rapper and philanthropist popped the question to The Real co-host on March 27, PEOPLE exclusively revealed.
Jeezy (born Jay Wayne Jenkins) originally planned to propose to Mai during a trip to Vietnam in April, which they ultimately had to cancel due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mai’s rep revealed to PEOPLE that the rapper “decided to bring Vietnam to Jeannie with a surprise quarantine date night in his home filled with Vietnamese food and decor.”
The couple, who first met on the set of her daytime talk show, began quietly dating in November 2018 and first took their romance public the following August.
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Ben Higgins & Jessica Clarke
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the season 20 Bachelor star had to change up his original proposal to girlfriend Jessica Clarke at the last minute — and it ultimately went off without a hitch.
Higgins spoke with Entertainment Tonight about popping the question in front of Clarke’s family in Franklin, Tennessee, on March 27.
“I was super nervous. She’s my best friend, my partner and I love her. I was nervous to kind of do this whole thing in front of her. I wasn’t anxious, it’s just a big moment!” he told the outlet, which reported that he was originally planning to propose in New York City’s Central Park but the coronavirus pandemic halted his plan.
The bride-to-be announced the happy news on Instagram, writing, “I don’t remember everything you said, but I know that I said yes. I woke up in a dream today and I get to live in this dream every day from now on (eeeep).”
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Emily Weiss & Will Gaybrick
The founder of millennial cult-favorite beauty brand Glossier shared her “silver lining” during the coronavirus pandemic: her engagement to tech entrepreneur Will Gaybrick.
“So, a week ago, we got engaged. (!) Even during the wildest most uncertain times, there are silver linings. ❤️” the Connecticut native wrote alongside a selfie showing off her massive square-cut diamond ring on March 18.
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Cortney Hendrix & Sherm
After over one year together, Married at First Sight alumna Cortney Hendrix’s accountant boyfriend popped the question on March 6.
“March 6, 2014, I received a call from Kinetic Content that I was going to be married at first sight. I remember it because it was the day before my mother’s birthday,” Hendrix told PEOPLE. “March 6, 2020 is the day that Sherm got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever.”
“This day brought everything full circle for me. God has showed up in such a big way in our lives. I did not know that this is what love felt like,” continued Hendrix, who was previously married to Jason Carrion. “After everything we both had been through, we didn’t know it was possible. We are both grateful for our past because it let us to each other, made us grow through some of the darkest times and prepared us for this relationship and a lifetime of love and partnership.”
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João Franco & Michelle Dicu
Below Deck Mediterranean‘s João Franco and his girlfriend are ready to sail into a new chapter of their lives together: marriage!
Franco announced their engagement on Instagram on March 6, sharing photos of the happy couple posing by Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, where the reality star is from.
“The most incredible feeling I have ever felt was when she said yes💕” Franco captioned the pictures. “I’ve never felt a happiness so true and I fall in love with her over and over again, every day. Here is to the rest of our lives by each other’s side.”
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Karrie Martin & Ryan Lachney
The Gentefied actress and her longtime boyfriend got engaged during an impromptu trip to the Grand Canyon in January, PEOPLE revealed on March 3.
While on a road trip together to move Martin from Louisiana to Los Angeles as she geared up to promote her Netflix comedy, the couple decided to break up the trip with a pit stop at the Grand Canyon — where Lachney popped the question.
“It was completely unexpected and beyond magical,” Martin told PEOPLE. “I am truly blessed!”
Martin and Lachney first met as kids before dating in high school. After an amicable split, they went on to rekindle their romance a year and a half ago.
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Lauren Wirkus & David Raih
The former Summer House star is engaged to boyfriend Raih, she announced on Instagram on March 1 alongside a post-proposal pair of photos.
In the images, Wirkus and Raih are standing on the beach as waves crash gently in the background, flashing wide smiles as they embrace. Wirkus’ newest sparkly accessory can be seen on her left ring finger.
“I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAVID RAIH I CAN’T WAIT TO BE YOUR WIFE 💍,” Wirkus began her caption.
She continued with a few lines from Matt Stell’s hit song “Prayed for You,” including, “I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you / Every heartbreak trail when all hope fell / On the highway to hell, I prayed for you.”
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Jenna Dewan & Steve Kazee
Five months after announcing that they are expecting their first child together, the couple revealed more happy news: they’re engaged!
“A lifetime to love and grow with you…you have my heart ❤️” Dewan wrote in her caption when she shared the news on social media.
The couple began dating in October 2018, a few months following Dewan’s split from Channing Tatum, with whom she shares 6-year-old daughter Everly.
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Joel Courtney & Mia Scholink
The Kissing Booth actor popped the question to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
“I like it, so I just had to go and put a ring on it,” Courtney wrote, adding a number of hashtags and then writing, “Stay tuned! Sooooooo much more to come!!!”
Scholink also posted about their engagement, sharing photos of her Brilliant Earth ring alongside the caption, “ENGAGED to my best friend!!! 💍 Can’t wait to marry you.”
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Amanda Bynes & Paul Michael
Bynes surprised fans with the news that she was “Engaged to tha love of my life” on Valentine’s Day. The She’s the Man actress and her fiancé stepped out for a breakfast at IHOP together a few days after the big announcement, but the pair split amicably just a few weeks later on March 9.
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Jason Lewis & Liz Godwin
The Sex and the City actor proposed to his producer love in front of a California sunset. “I am a better man for knowing her, so the humble ask to take her as my wife, and of course her ‘yes,’ are absolute blessings to my life,” he says.
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Eliza Limehouse & Struthers McBride
The Southern Charm star says the proposal from her beau of one year was “too good to be true” – though it was technically his second try, as he first got down on one knee in January while she was brushing her teeth.
He made things official in February with a ring he designed himself, surprising her during a shoot for her jewelry line at her family’s estate outside Charleston.
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Don Felder & Diane McInerney
The former Eagles lead guitarist popped the question to the Inside Edition weekend anchor in January after two years of dating.
After presenting her with a five-carat diamond as they took a sunset stroll on a Malibu beach, he surprised her with an “engagement-moon” at the Chable Maroma resort in Mexico.
“Don is so in love with Diane. She fills his heart every day in every way with love and joy. Diane is beyond excited to be engaged to the love of her life. Their friends and family are thrilled for their happiness,” an insider close to the couple tells PEOPLE.
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Sheryl Sandberg & Tom Bernthal
The Facebook exec got engaged to her businessman boyfriend during a mountain hike and picnic lunch at Vermejo Park Ranch in California on Feb. 1.
They were set up by a mutual friend: the brother of Sandberg’s late husband, who died suddenly in 2015. “They just clicked right away and have been completely committed to each other since they met,” a source said.
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Dunn is officially a bride-to-be! The 29-year-old model showed off her engagement ring on Feb. 1.
“Jourdan Dunn Hamilton ……. has a nice ring to it! 💍👰🏽🖤,” she announced. Dunn has kept her fiancé’s identity private, covering his face in photos if she posts him at all on social media.
The model has a 10-year-old son Riley from a past relationship, and has referred to her fiancé as her “life partner.”
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Jennifer Gates & Nayel Nassar
Jennifer Gates is ready to tie the knot!
The eldest daughter of billionaire businessman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, announced her engagement to equestrian Nayel Nassar on Instagram on Jan. 29.
“Nayel Nassar, you are one of a kind,” the 23-year-old Stanford graduate wrote on Instagram. “Absolutely swept me off my feet this past weekend, surprising me in the most meaningful location over one of our many shared passions,” she added. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over.”
Gates’ famous father chimed in with his approval in the comments section. “I am completely thrilled! Congratulations, @jenniferkgates and @nayelnassar!” he wrote.
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Molly Bernard & Hannah Lieberman
The Younger star and her girlfriend announced their engagement on Jan. 14.
“We said YES!” Bernard captioned the smiling selfie on Instagram, which featured the couple as well as their dog, Henry. The shot offered a glimpse at the Chicago Med actress’s uniquely shaped sparkler, which appeared to feature a large center diamond topped with a half halo.
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Anna Faris & Michael Barrett
The secret’s out — Anna Faris is engaged!
The actress’s Mom costar Allison Janney revealed the happy news to Us, sharing that Faris and Barrett have “been engaged for a long time.”
“I kept it very quiet, I’ll have you know! So, I celebrated with them a long time ago,” Janney told the outlet.
Faris and Barrett hit it off while working on her film Overboard, and began dating in 2017.
This will be the actress’s third marriage: she was previously married to Chris Pratt — with whom she shares son Jack, 7 — for eight years before they split in August 2017, and to actor Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008.
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Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
The Total Bellas star revealed on Jan. 3 that the former Dancing with the Stars pro proposed during a romantic trip to France in November — and she said yes!
“We have been trying to keep it a secret but really wanted to share our excitement for the New Year!” she shared on Instagram.
Chigvintsev shared the same photos, adding, “You are the best thing that ever happen to me. So excited for what to come I love you more then anything and thank you for saying Yes.”
The pair met as partners on DWTS in 2017 and reconnected after Bella and John Cena called off their engagement last year.
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Amanda Garcia & Ray
The Challenge and Are You the One? star announced on Jan. 13 that her boyfriend, a barber named Ray, popped the question.
“I said yassss!” Garcia, who is expecting the couple’s first child, captioned a set of photos documenting the proposal.
She also announced the news on Twitter, keeping it short and sweet: “I’m engaged bitch.”
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Martha Hunt & Jason McDonald
The model revealed some exciting news on Jan. 8 — that she and her photographer boyfriend Jason McDonald are engaged!
“i have a secret…” Hunt captioned a trio of photos, which featured her new engagement ring as well as shots of the couple on vacation in Harbour Island, Bahamas.
The pair reportedly met on a photo shoot in 2015.
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Peter Facinelli & Lily Anne Harrison
The Nurse Jackie alumnus popped the question to his actor/writer girlfriend while vacationing in Mazatlan, Mexico, over the holidays.
PEOPLE exclusively announced the happy news on Jan. 2, revealing that the Twilight star proposed over a romantic candlelit beach dinner just before the new year.
“Both are beyond elated and are very much looking forward to all that the New Year will bring,” Facinelli’s rep told PEOPLE. The actor was previously married to Jennie Garth, and the exes share three daughters together.
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Natalia Vodianova & Antoine Arnault
The model and her longtime love are getting ready to tie the knot!
Vodianova announced the news that she and the Berluti CEO — who is the son of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH and the world’s second-richest man, according to Forbes — were engaged with an intimate selfie on Instagram on New Year’s Eve.
“This year has been beautiful and very memorable 💫😇2020 here we come 💍♥️😍 Can’t wait to celebrate next year with our loved ones @antoinearnault 💑🎩👰🏼” Vodianova captioned the post. The pair have been together since 2011 and share two sons, in addition to Vodianova’s three children from a previous marriage.
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