Love Is in the Air: All of the Celebrity Engagements of 2019
Wilmer Valderrama & Amanda Pacheco
The NCIS star revealed on Instagram that he popped the question to his model girlfriend Pacheco in San Diego on New Year’s Day. In the photo, Valderrama can be seen getting down on one knee in front of a gorgeous seaside backdrop.
“‘It’s just us now,'” he captioned the photo, adding the date of their engagement, “01-01-2020.”
Danielle Brooks & Dennis Gelin
“I never thought one of the best days of my year would happen the last week of the year,” the actress captioned her Instagram post celebrating the happy news. “I get to marry my best friend. We’re ENGAGED!! So excited to become your wife. D&D until the end. ❤️🥂”
Michelle Williams & Thomas Kail
Williams is engaged — and expecting!
Williams’ daughter Matilda, 14, played matchmaker, the source said. The actress and Kail were photographed together in London where she is busy filming Venom 2. Williams was spotted buying baby clothes at Seraphine’s maternity boutique in Kensington.
The actress shared Matilda with the late actor Heath Ledger.
Alex Pettyfer & Toni Garrn
On New Year's Eve, the couple announced on Instagram that they were engaged after Pettyfer proposed on Christmas Eve. The German supermodel shared the news alongside a sweet photo of her and actor Pettyfer kissing.
The couple has been dating for about 10 months, and was first seen attending an Oscars party together in February, according to E! News.
Cerina Vincent & Mike Estes
Stuck in the Middle star Vincent is engaged!
The actress’ longtime boyfriend Estes, whom she shares 10-month-old son Nicola with, popped the question while they were in Vincent’s hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, to visit her mom for the holidays.
“It was truly a magical, holiday engagement story!” Vincent told PEOPLE exclusively.
Lindsey Vonn & P.K. Subban
Who says only men can pop the question? The Olympic gold medalist proposed to her already-fiancé, hockey star P.K. Subban, as part of a Christmas surprise.
While the couple first got engaged in August, Vonn didn't see why that meant she couldn't also give her partner a ring.
“Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!!” she captioned the cute post. “On our 2 year anniversary I returned the favor and asked PK to marry me… and he said yes ☺️”
She continued: “We talk about equality but actions speak louder than words. Men should get engagement rings too and this is what PK deserves. Can’t wait to marry you babe ❤️🐻”
Nick Young & Keonna Green
The NBA player and his girlfriend are ringing in the new year with... a new ring!
"I know it’s been way overdue, baby," Young, 34, said in a video clip of the proposal that he shared on Instagram. "I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
Angie Harmon & Greg Vaughan
It's a "Marry, Marry Christmas" for the Rizzoli & Isles actress and her actor boyfriend! Vaughan popped the question on Christmas Day while the couple were celebrating with their "modern day brady bunch" — Harmon's daughters Emery Hope, 11, Avery Grace, 14, and Finley Faith, 16, and Vaughan's sons Landan Reid, 7½, Cavan Thomas, 10 next month, and Jathan James, 12.
Courtney Robertson & Humberto Preciado
Robertson made her joint announcement on Instagram on Dec. 23 with a photo of the couple holding up a onesie that read “I [heart] NY.” In addition, the mom-to-be included a close-up of her new diamond ring.
“Happy Holidays from the three of us 🥰,” she captioned her post. “I can’t wait to marry this man, with our son there 💙 Easiest ‘YES’ I’ve ever said 💍”
Jenna Compono & Zach Nichols
MTV's The Challenge stars are engaged, E! News reports. The proposal went down on Dec. 21, at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in N.Y.C.
"We went on one of our first dates there. Jenna actually showed up four hours late and the second she showed up and went to take a photo, the lights went out," Nichols told E! News. "So our picture was next to an unlit tree. We've gone to the tree every year since but we've gotten there much earlier since the first year!"
"I was so surprised!" Compono told the outlet after the proposal. "We went to see the tree every year since we met and a lot of memories have happened in New York City. I was so surprised and it was so sincere and sweet. I couldn't be happier."
Robyn & Juan Dixon
The high school sweethearts are about to head down the aisle — again! The Real Housewives of Potomac stars got engaged for a second time during a holiday wrap party for season 5 of the Bravo reality show.
Reps for Bravo did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Robyn and Juan’s relationship has been documented extensively on Real Housewives.
Juan, a former professional NBA player, first proposed to Robyn in Oct. 2005 during a trip to Miami Beach when he wrote out “RB – Will you marry me?” in the sand, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The couple would go on to wed that July and welcome two sons before divorcing in 2012, although they continued to live together for the sake of their family.
Emma Stone & Dave McCary
The happy couple is engaged after two years of dating!
McCary revealed the news on Instagram on Dec. 4 by posting a photo of the two smiling as Stone showed off her brand new ring.
A source previously confirmed to PEOPLE that Stone and McCary, a segment director and writer for Saturday Night Live, were dating in October 2017, saying that the pair had been together for at least three months.
The soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. met when the Oscar-winning actress hosted SNL at the end of 2016 and starred in the sketch “Wells for Boys,” which McCary directed.
Hoda Kotb & Joel Schiffman
The Today show co-host and her financier beau of six years are officially engaged! Schiffman popped the question while they were having a romantic beachside dinner, telling Kotb, "Be my wife," she announced on the morning show on Nov. 25.
She added, "He said some beautiful things."
Kotb revealed that the couple hadn’t yet told her daughters, Haley Joy, 2, and Hope Catherine, who she adopted in April. "We’re still trying to figure out that part," she admitted.
Lamar Odom & Sabrina Parr
Odom announced on Nov. 11 that after three months of dating, he had proposed to the health and life coach.
"Introducing my new fiancée!! Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom," Odom captioned the photo of the couple inside Prime 112 Restaurant in Miami, adding, "She the ONE!!!!!"
Parr also showed off the pear-cut diamond sparkler on Instagram. The couple made their relationship Instagram official in August.
Odom was previously married to Khloé Kardashian.
Peter Cook & Alba Jancou
The ex-husband of Christie Brinkley popped the question to his 21-year-old girlfriend on Sept. 15 during their vacation in Santorini, Greece. Cook presented Jancou with a six-carat Glenn Bradford diamond ring in front of a church, Page Six reported. The 60-year-old Hamptons-based architect, who shares daughter Sailor and son Jack with ex-wife Brinkley has reportedly been dating Jancou for about a year.
This will be Cook’s third marriage. He was previously married to Brinkley from 1996 to 2008. The former couple divorced after Brinkley learned of Cook’s affair with his then-19-year-old assistant Diana Bianchi. Cook then got remarried to Suzanne Shaw, shortly after his cheating scandal broke. The pair split in 2014. After Bianchi came forward in 2007, Cook was also accused of having romantic relations with another former employee, Samantha Cole, who was 18 at the time. He allegedly proposed marriage to her in May 1996 — three months before he became engaged to Brinkley — but she declined.
Adam DeVine & Chloe Bridges
The Pitch Perfect star is set to wed girlfriend Bridges! DeVine revealed the news on Oct. 24 on Instagram with a sweet photo of the two smiling and Bridges showing off her engagement ring.
“She said yes! Well actually she said 'ahh Adam' and then kissed me but I’m pretty sure that means YES!” DeVine wrote in the caption. “I love Chloe more than anything and I’m so excited to spend the rest of my life with her amazing self.”
He continued, “You are my best friend and I’m thrilled you want to get old and wrinkly with me! You’ll be less wrinkly. I’m gonna look like a Saint Bernard. I proposed this past weekend and wanted to keep it private for a few days but we are now ready to tell the world! Love you @chloebridges!”
DeVine couldn’t help but jokingly add, “Have fun planning the wedding. I’ll be there for the cake tasting. 😘”
Jon Lovett & Ronan Farrow
Farrow laid out his creative plan to pop the question in his book, writing, "Later, when I decided some of that reporting would make its way into a book, I’d send him a draft, and put in a question, right on this page: ‘Marriage?’ On the moon or even here on Earth."
"He read the draft, found the proposal here, and said, ‘Sure,’” he wrote.
The two, who met shortly after Lovett left his job as a presidential speechwriter in 2011, had often joked about getting married on the moon.
Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Get ready for another royal wedding! The Queen's granddaughter, 31, announced her engagement to the multi-millionaire property tycoon on Sept. 26 in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
Mozzi proposed to Beatrice during their vacation in Italy in early September, according to the palace. The pair, who were first romantically linked last November but have been family friends for years, are set to wed in 2020.
Mozzi, who has a son from a previous relationship with Dara Huang, shared his and his bride-to-be's black and white engagement photos on his Instagram alongside a sweet message for Beatrice.
"You will never be alone my love, my heart is your home. Hand in hand, today, tomorrow and forever. 💍," he wrote.
Amy Roloff & Chris Marek
The Little People, Big World star is engaged to her boyfriend Marek, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed on Sept. 20.
Marek proposed on Sept. 18, one day after Roloff’s birthday, at the restaurant where the couple has frequented since their first anniversary.
“I’m excited, I’m so surprised, I’m thrilled!” Roloff told PEOPLE. “I never in a million years thought I’d be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it’s happening, I couldn’t be happier or more excited.”
Marek added: “I was very nervous! It had to be a heart shaped diamond because I knew that’s what Amy wanted.”
Roloff was previously married to Matt Roloff, with whom she shares four children: twin brothers Jeremy and Zach, daughter Molly and youngest son Jacob. She filed for divorce in 2015 after 27 years of marriage.
Jenny Slate & Ben Shattuck
Wedding bells are in the near future for Slate and her boyfriend Shattuck. The art curator popped the question while the two were in France and both posted the happy news on Sept. 9.
“He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES," Slate wrote alongside a slideshow of photos from their trip, including one where she's showing off her new ring. "I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going ❤️🎈❤️"
Shattuck's sweet post read: "In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me. 🌈❤️🍾Here she is in front of a door the color of her soul. In LA / MA / Holland / Belgium / France thank you @jennyslate and UP UP UP to more adventures 🌸🌸🌸"
Jonah Hill & Gianna Santos
The actor is officially engaged to his girlfriend Santos, PEOPLE confirmed on Sept. 3.
The two were first spotted together in August 2018 while taking a walk together in N.Y.C. The couple has since kept their relationship low-key.
Santos graduated from Fordham University in 2011 and is currently a content manager for Violet Gray, a beauty company based in Los Angeles, according to her LinkedIn. Santos was also head stylist and producer at the fashion brand KITH NYC.
Page Six was first to report news of their engagement.
Jordan Rodgers & Jojo Fletcher
The former Bachelorette has said yes — again! After being proposed to by her fiancé Rodgers during the 2016 season 12 finale, Fletcher was stunned after Rodgers decided to pop the question again with a brand new ring.
Fletcher detailed the surprise on Instagram on Aug. 25, writing, "Wow... ok excuse the novel I’m about to write. I thought we were just wedding venue searching this weekend but BOY WAS I WRONG 😭."
"Yesterday, Jordan asking me to marry him... again!! I didn’t see it coming nor ever expected it," she continued. "I can’t put into words how much it meant to me @jrodgers11 ... but I think you know by now from me balling hysterically and totally blacking out."
The post went on to say, "The show brought us together and set us up for a truly amazing proposal the first time around, but this time was all YOU. And that means everything and more to me. I can’t wait to marry you! Thank you for loving me so purely and protecting my heart in a way I always used to pray for."
Victoria Wakile & Teddy Kosmidis
The 53-year-old realty star announced the news on Instagram, on Aug. 24, by posting a clip from her daughter’s big moment.
“Overjoyed,” Kathy captioned the video — which showed Victoria’s longtime boyfriend Teddy Kosmidis getting down on one knee to present Victoria with an engagement ring from Mamari Jewelers. The 25-year-old nurse said yes and gave Kosmidis a big kiss.
Victoria and her new fiancé, a firefighter, have been dating since October 2017.
Lindsey Vonn & P.K. Subban
The Olympic gold medalist and New Jersey Devils hockey player are engaged, PEOPLE confirmed on Aug 23.
"I said YES!!! 💍❤️Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this crazy/kind/handsome/hyper/giving man," Vonn captioned an Instagram video she posted, following the confirmation of her exciting engagement news, of herself and her man sharing the annoucement with her 1.9 million followers.
Romance rumors for the couple first began when Vonn was spotted at a Nashville Predators — Subban’s former team — game in April of last year. The pair made their relationship red carpet official at the CMT Music Awards in June 2018.
Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch
The WWE couple are set to be wed!
Lynch shared the news on Instagram on Aug. 22, writing, "Happiest day of my life. For the rest of my life. ❤️💍❤️"
“Awww yay! Love this so much!” Nikki wrote. “You deserve all the happiness in the world!!! Love you Becky!!!”
“Yay!!!! Congrats!!! So happy for you both!!!” Brie added.
Kristen Wiig & Avi Rothman
The former Saturday Night Live actress and her longtime boyfriend are engaged, PEOPLE confirmed on August 16. The couple got engaged earlier this year after more than three years of dating.
Engagement rumors first began to swirl when Wiig was spotted wearing a ring on her ring finger while attending the Booksmart screening in Los Angeles in May.
Rothman is a writer, actor, producer and director, who trained at the Groundlings theater in L.A. (where Wiig also studied).
Wiig was previously married to actor Hayes Hargrove in 2005 before the two divorced in 2009.
Elizabeth Olsen & Robbie Arnett
The Marvel actress and Milo Greene frontman are officially engaged. A source confirmed the happy news to PEOPLE on July 30.
The two were first romantically linked in March 2017, after they were spotted walking arm-in-arm in N.Y.C. Then, they made their official debut at the 2017 Gersh pre-Emmys party in L.A. six months later.
Olsen was previously engaged to Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook, but she called off their engagement in 2014 after three years of dating.
Katie Rost & Jesse
The Real Housewives of Potomac star announced her engagement to boyfriend Jesse on July 26 with an Instagram post, along with a sweet message about why her unique engagement ring is very special to her and Jesse's family.
“An heirloom ring, and I said yes. We are engaged!” she captioned the photo of her new bling. “Jesse’s mom loves this ring. I am proud to wear it.”
The couple's announcement comes after five months of dating.
Cynthia Bailey & Mike Hill
Congratulations are in order for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who got engaged to her sports journalist boyfriend on July 26. Bailey was completely surprised by the proposal, which took place during the grand opening of her new business, The Bailey WineCeller.
The couple was surrounded by friends and family, including Bailey's daughter Noelle and Hill's two daughters Kayla and Ashlee, as well as Bailey's RHOA castmates when Hill got down on one knee and presented Bailey with a gorgeous five carat princess cut solitaire ring.
Bindi Irwin & Chandler Powell
The conservationist and daughter of the late Steve Irwin announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Powell on July 24. She shared the exciting news on Twitter with the caption, "On my birthday I said ‘yes’ & ‘forever’ to the love of my life," alongside two sweet photos of the couple embracing each other and Irwin showing off her new engagement ring.
She continued her tweet by writing, "Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you & every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure & true happiness."
"Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose & unconditional love," she added.
Irwin’s mother, Terri Irwin, also tweeted about the happy news, writing, “Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!”
Charlotte Pence & Henry Bond
The oldest daughter of Vice President Mike Pence is engaged to her boyfriend, Bond, after he popped the question at the beach on July 20. Pence shared the news on Instagram, with photos of the memorable moment, and the caption, “I said ‘yes,’ and then I said ‘thanks’ a lot because I didn’t know what else to say. ♥️ I love you. Let’s do this.”
This is the second engagement announcement for the Pence family. In February, the vice president’s youngest daughter Audrey also got engaged at the beach to college boyfriend Daniel Tomanelli.
Sarah Hyland & Wells Adams
The Modern Family star received something better than a rose from Bachelorette alum and boyfriend Adams: a ring. Hyland shared her engagement news on Instagram on July 16 with a series of photos from the magical proposal.
“That can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff ✨ ❤️ @wellsadams,” Hyland captioned her post, featuring Wells getting down on one knee.
The couple first flirted on Twitter in 2016, but didn’t get together until the fall of 2017.
Jimmie Allen & Alexis Gale
The country singer made it official with his girlfriend during a trip to Disney World on July 15. Allen got down on one knee and popped the question to Gale in front of the castle at Magic Kingdom, while both of their family and friends stood by to witness and celebrate.
The couple, who met through Allen’s cousin’s wife, actually share the same hometown of Milton, Delaware, and began dating thi spring.
Elle King & Jim
The singer has been pretty private about her relationship with her boyfriend, whom she’s only identified as Jim — until now. King announced their engagement news on Instagram with a Boomerang video of her sparkly, new ring and the caption, “Happy birthday to me! I said YES!”
Though the pair officially started dating in April 2018, Jim didn’t appear on the singer’s Instagram until three months later in July. Then, he popped the question on King's birthday, which lands on July 3.
King’s engagement comes more than two years after the end of her secret marriage to Andrew Ferguson.
Michael Kopech & Vanessa Morgan
It’s going to be “forever” for White Sox pitcher Kopech and Riverdale’s Morgan. The couple went on a romantic getaway to Mooney Falls, Arizona where Kopech got down on one knee, on July 3, in front of a breathtaking waterfall.
The two shared their engagement bliss on their Instagram accounts. Morgan made her caption short and sweet, writing, “My forever 😭💍♥️,” whereas Kopech, who previously dated Bravo star Brielle Biermann, went into detail about how he felt about his soon-to-be wife.
“So I’ll start with the obvious: I love you. I love you intensely, passionately, & also at times, recklessly,” Kopech started his post.
“I make decisions on the spur of the moment (i mean look at how our relationship has gone up to this point). I’m a very non traditional type of person and I know I’ve found my match in you when it comes to that especially,” he continued.
Then, he concluded his love note by writing, “I’ll never have enough words to tell you how much I love you, but I promise to always show you. But for now, I’ll finish this how I started: I love you. SO MUCH. @vanessamorgan.”
Jesse Palmer & Emely Fardo
The former Bachelor star and model went from strangers meeting at a boxing class in N.Y.C. to newly engaged! After two years of dating, Palmer popped the question during a romantic trip to Paris in early July.
“I’ve been so enamored, so in love with this woman and it only has grown. I’m head over heels for her,” he told DailyMail.com.
As for the ring, Palmer put a lot of thought into choosing the 3.5-carat diamond he presented to Fardo.
“I was trying to find the right one she would like. I wanted to get the ring shape, setting and band right,” he said. Unsurprisingly, Fardo told Palmer that he “knocked it out of the park.”