They Put a Ring On It! All of the Celebrity Engagements of 2020
These happy couples are headed for a walk down the aisle
Ray Liotta & Jacy Nittolo
On Dec. 28, the actor revealed that he asked his now-fiancée to marry him — and she said yes!
"Christmas wishes do come true," Liotta wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph of the two in front of a Christmas tree. "I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!"
On her respective Instagram account, Nittolo shared the same shot, as well as an outtake from their adorable holiday shoot. "💍🥂🍾," she wrote alongside the post.
Jennifer Wayne & Austin Moody
Singer-songwriter Austin Moody proposed to the Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne outside Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios Dec. 30 in Nashville, PEOPLE confirmed.
The news came just a few weeks after Wayne's bandmate, Naomi Cooke, announced her engagement.
The third member of the trio, Natalie Stovall, was in on Moody's proposal plans and artfully arranged for Wayne to meet her at Ocean Way for a recording session. But instead of Stovall waiting to greet her, it was Moody stationed out front, ready to get down on one knee.
In a series of proposal photos shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Wayne can be seen looking pleasantly shocked and surprised as she approaches the studio and spots Moody. After Wayne says yes to the big question, Stovall emerges to pop the champagne for the newly engaged couple before she and Wayne FaceTimed Cooke to share the happy news and celebrate virtually.
Mikey Tenerelli & Kate Wood
"The future Mr. and Mrs. Tenerelli!!! Best day of my life! 💎❤️" he captioned the photo, in which Wood showcases her diamond ring.
Jordan Kimball & Christina Creedon
Kimball shared a series of photos of him and his future bride on Instagram after popping the question, as well as some images of her stunning ring, which includes an inscription reading “Miss Kimball.”
“I would bend my knee a million times to stand by you,” he captioned the post. “This ring represents how much I love and listen to you, #jamesallenpartner I selected every detail while smiling and nervously envisioning this moment.”
Kimball continued, “I can’t express how lucky I am and just how deeply I’ve fallen in love with you Christina. I could cry thinking about how happy you make me. I promise to love, nurture and to protect you as long as my heart beats here on earth. I hope that even beyond this life you’ll remember this love. I can’t imagine life without you anymore. Your voice, smile and presence are forged into my picture of the future forever. You’re absolutely precious and I want to bring all of your dreams to life.”
Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez
The "Positions" singer is engaged! On Dec. 20, Grande showed off her new diamond engagement ring in a series of photos on Instagram. "Forever n then some," Grande captioned the images, which included a close up of her engagement ring alongside snaps of her and her now-fiancé.
"They couldn't be happier, they're just so excited. This is a happy time for them, both sets of parents are thrilled," a source told PEOPLE of Grande and Dalton Gomez, who is a real estate agent.
The pair have been dating since January, a source previously told PEOPLE, and have spent the pandemic social distancing together at her Los Angeles home.
Marquel Martin & Kari Kaisner
The Bachelor Nation alumnus popped the question to his longtime love on Dec. 19 at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, PEOPLE confirmed.
“I am overrun with emotions,” Martin, who appeared on Andi Dorfman's season 10 of The Bachelorette and also season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise, told BachelorNation.com. “I’ve thought about this moment for a really long time now.”
The proposal was a surprise to Kaisner, who thought the pair were simply taking a holiday getaway. Their engagement comes six years after they first met while living in the same apartment complex, where they ran into one another when Kaisner ran out of gas one day and Martin gave her a ride to the gas station.
“And that’s where it all started — at the gas station,” he said.
The Riverdale star announced his engagement on Instagram on Dec. 19, sharing a selfie of him and his now-fiancée, whose name he has yet to publicly share. Cott, 28, simply captioned his post with three diamond ring emojis.
Several of his Riverdale costars commented offering congratulations, including Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch.
Cott, who has been in Vancouver, Canada, filming season 5 of The CW series, has kept his relationship largely private, rarely sharing photos of him and his now-fiancée.
Alexis Bellino & Andy Bohn
The former Real Housewives of Orange County star announced her engagement to her boyfriend of nearly two years on Dec. 18, sharing a photo to Instagram of the pair embracing as she flashed an engagement ring on her finger.
"One good thing actually came out of 2020," Bellino, 43, captioned the romantic shot. "Yes, @acbohnz. I’m all YOURS. #engaged."
The engagement comes two years after Bellino finalized her divorce with ex-husband Jim Bellino. The pair, who were married for 13 years, share three children: son James, 13, and 12-year-old twin daughters Melania and Mackenna.
Maria Sharapova & Alexander Gilkes
On Dec. 17, the retired professional tennis player confirmed that she is engaged to British businessman and co-founder of online auction house Paddle 8, Gilkes. The couple first went public with their relationship in 2018.
"I said yes from the first day we met❤️This was our little secret, wasn’t it 💍🥂@gilkesa," Sharapova wrote in a sweet post on Instagram.
Gilkes also shared the happy news on his personal Instagram page, writing, "Thank you for making me a very very happy boy. I look forward to a lifetime of loving you, and learning from you @mariasharapova #💍."
The businessman is a known close friend of Prince William, as the pals have stayed in touch since their time at Eton College.
Naomi Cooke & Martin Johnson
Boys Like Girls' frontman Johnson proposed to Cooke on Dec. 13, PEOPLE confirmed. The two have been dating for a year and a half.
The country trio member shared the news to her followers on Dec. 15, posting a selfie to Instagram as she showed off her ring.
"By the look of my nails, he surprised me," she captioned the post. Cooke puckered her lips for the selfie while Johnson stuck out his tongue in true rocker fashion.
Cooke — who performs in Runaway June with Jennifer Wayne and Natalie Stovall — received congratulatory messages from her trio mates and other country stars.
Keshia Knight Pulliam & Brad James
Keshia Knight Pulliam is engaged to actor Brad James, a rep for the actress told PEOPLE exclusively. James asked the The Cosby Show alumna to marry him earlier in December in Atlanta with a custom diamond eternity band made by Fevzi, of Aydin Jewelers.
The newly engaged couple celebrated with immediate family, including Ella, Pulliam’s 3-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, during a “magical, intimate, COVID compliant evening filled with love” courtesy of event planner Scoobie West.
“Keisha and Brad are excited to find their happily ever after,” added her rep.
Lana Del Rey & Clayton Johnson
Lana Del Rey may be hearing wedding bells soon!
A source told PEOPLE on Dec. 15 that the "Love You Like a Woman" singer is engaged to musician Clayton Johnson, a musician she met on a dating app. The two lovebirds recently started following each other in August and Del Rey has been spotted by fans on Johnson's social media since September.
Emily Ferguson & William Karlsson
The former Bachelor star announced on Instagram that her professional hockey player beau popped the question on Dec. 11.
"I SAID YES! I get to marry the man of my dreams," Ferguson wrote. "This is a moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl and it's more than I could have ever imagined because it's truly with my perfect person. I can't wait to grow old and laugh with you forever 12/11/2020."
Fans first met Ferguson alongside her twin sister Haley Ferguson when they were contestants on the 20th season of The Bachelor, which starred Ben Higgins as the lead. They went on to star in their own spin-off show, The Twins: Happily Ever After.
The 13 Reasons Why actor did his "best Bachelor" impression by dropping to one knee to propose to girlfriend Kristen with a ring from Robbins Brothers.
Jake Owen & Erica Hartlein
After proposing to his girlfriend of three years, the "Down to the Honkytonk" singer shared the exciting news on his Instagram Story.
The 39-year-old posted a sweet selfie with his now-fiancée and their little girl featuring Hartlein showing off her sparkling engagement ring.
Owen also included a hilarious picture of his dirt-stained jeans after he got down on one knee to propose.
Jonathan Bennett & Jaymes Vaughan
Bennett shared footage of the emotional moment exclusively with PEOPLE, saying the proposal was a complete surprise.
Bennett stars in the groundbreaking new holiday movie The Christmas House on the Hallmark Channel, the first of the network's holiday films to star a gay lead. While he was away making the movie, Vaughan got to work crafting a sweet way to pop the question.
"So while he was in Canada filming The Christmas House for Hallmark, I took a melody that up until now had only be accompanied by chopsticks on my voice notes, and got together with my friend Tanzer, who happens to be a really talented producer and my favorite person to write songs with, and said 'Let's make this magical for Jonathan,' ” Vaughan revealed.
Once Bennett realized he was about to be proposed to, he said, "And then I began to ugly-cry the ugliest cry anyone has ever cried."
"Which I had already warned everybody he was going to do!" Vaughan added.
Bella Robertson & Jacob Mayo
On Saturday, Nov. 28, the Duck Dynasty star, 18, and her fiancé Jacob Mayo shared their engagement news on Instagram, along with many members of her family.
"I was thankful for you yesterday, I am thankful for you today, and now I get to be thankful for you for the rest of my life! I am blown away by Gods goodness and grace. @jacobdmayo lets get married!! I love you forever," the bride-to-be captioned a black-and-white photo booth image from their engagement celebration.
Meanwhile, Mayo shared photos from the night he proposed, including the moment Robertson said yes. "Engaged! Bella is many things to me. She is my best friend. She is the person I can lean on in any problem with no judgment. But with the honest truth when I’m acting out. She loves Jesus," he wrote.
Matthew Perry & Molly Hurwitz
"I decided to get engaged," Perry, 51, told PEOPLE. "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”
The couple, who have been dating since 2018, reportedly spent the holidays together last year.
Mark Cuevas & Aubrey Rainey
The Love Is Blind star is engaged! Cuevas popped the question to girlfriend Aubrey Rainey on Nov. 21, PEOPLE exclusively revealed. The couple, who have been dating since early summer, are currently expecting their first child together, a baby boy.
"I set up with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to light up their building the color of the gender, disguising the proposal as a gender reveal!" Cuevas told PEOPLE of the proposal in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cuevas — who previously got engaged to fellow Love Is Blind contestant Jessica Batten on the Netflix reality series — proposed to Rainey with an emerald cut 3-carat diamond on a halo setting.
"Aubrey was very surprised because she thought we were going to the venue, but I blindfolded her so she wouldn’t know where we were actually going," said Cuevas, who did "about a month’s worth of planning and coordinating trying to make sure Aubrey didn’t catch on to the surprise." The couple’s immediate family and Rainey’s best friend were in attendance.
Gabourey Sidibe & Brandon Frankel
The Precious and Empire star revealed on Nov. 24 that her boyfriend and “best friend” Frankel popped the question.
"It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see," Sidibe, 37, wrote alongside a video and photo of herself and Frankel, 35.
"My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever," she added. "The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist."
Later in the sweet tribute, the Academy Award-nominated actress continued, "I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side," she finished her announcement. "My partner, my best friend, my cats’ daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Frankel shared photos of the proposal, including the couple's cat wearing a charm reading, "Will you marry my daddy?" In another shot, giant balloons spell out, "Will you marry me?" over a bed topped with rose petals.
Amber Riley & Desean Black
First posting a romantic photo of the couple, Riley went on to share a video of herself admiring her fiancé from behind ("Mmm mmm mmm, that's my husband. ... With your fine a--!" she said, which drew a laugh from Black) and showing off her new bling.
"There was a time when I thought I didn't want or deserve this kind of love," Riley wrote in her caption. "I'm looking at a man who changed my mind. My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this."
"I am so proud to say, I am the future Mrs. Black," she continued. "I love you @deseanblack_official and I thank you for your patience, your friendship, and your partnership! "What God has joined together, let no man separate. #HappilyEngaged #Engaged #BlackLove."
Hannah Ferrier & Josh Roberts
Posting a selfie showing off a large sparkler on her wedding ring finger, Ferrier wrote in the caption, "And then there were three...and a ring 💍🥂."
The engagement news comes just four weeks after Ferrier welcomed her first child — a daughter named Ava Grace — with Josh, whom she has dated for more than two years.
Alexander Ludwig & Lauren Dear
The Vikings star, 28, announced on Instagram Nov. 22 that he proposed to girlfriend Lauren Dear. "Goldilocks and Bambi live happily ever after 😯🧑🏼❤️🦌💍 !!!" he captioned a gallery of selfies smiling alongside his new fiancée as they shared their excitement — and showcased Dear's sparkling diamond ring.
"Thank you to everyone for all the amazing well wishes. Yes I am the luckiest man in the damn world to have this one by my side," the Bad Boys for Life actor said.
Ludwig — known for roles in films like The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor and Grown Ups 2 — made his relationship with Dear Instagram official earlier this year, sharing snapshots from their outings together. He previously dated his Vikings costar Kristy Dawn Dinsmore.
Chandler Parsons & Haylee Harrison
The Atlanta Hawks player, 32, asked his girlfriend of over a year to marry him, the couple revealed on social media on Nov. 22.
Sharing a series of photos from the oceanside engagement, Harrison, 28, wrote, "I can’t believe I get to marry my best friend. You are seriously so special."
"I just feel so lucky to get to live life by your side and learn from you and grow together," wrote Harrison, who is the co-owner of Treat Yourself Studios, a lash studio in Los Angeles. "We’re so lucky we have each other. Chandler Evan Parsons, I am so so in love with you and so excited to spend the rest of my life with you."
In images and videos shared to Harrison's Instagram story, Parsons, 32, gets down on one knee in front of a rose petal heart on the ground, with a pretty cabana set up nearby including a table for two.
Harrison's new bling — which she also showed off on social media — is a large, sparkling oval cut diamond ring.
Norma Kamali & Marty Edelman
The fashion designer, known for her iconic Sleeping Bag coat, revealed during a recent Instagram Live conversation with The WIE Suite founder Dee Poku that she recently got engaged to partner Marty Edelman and will be tying the knot at 75 years old.
Kamali explained that she is "so happy" to be taking this next step at her age.
"We all have our own calendar, we all have a different timeline of when things are supposed to happen," she explained.
She also shared that an astrologer accurately predicted she would meet her soulmate at 65.
"My astrologer in 1970 told me, she said, ‘Oh this is what’s gonna happen in your career and when you’re 65 you’ll meet your soulmate.’ I said ‘Oh no no no. No, you’re wrong,'" Kamali recalled.
As fate would have it, the astrologer was right, and at "65, I met my soulmate," Kamali said.
Justin Duggar & Claire Spivey
The 18-year-old Counting On star announced on Nov. 16 that he and girlfriend Claire Spivey are set to tie the knot! The news comes less than two months after the pair publicly revealed that they had entered into a courtship.
"There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with," the newly-engaged couple said in a statement to TLC. "We know we have found that in each other."
"We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness!" they added.
Ryan Cabrera & Alexa Bliss
The “On the Way Down” singer and the WWE star are engaged.
Cabrera, 38, popped the question on Nov. 14 to Bliss, 29, his girlfriend of one year.
“Tonight was the best night of my life!! And it’s just the beginning!!!” he wrote on his Instagram Story alongside a photo of himself down on one knee.
Cabrera posted the same photo, writing, “One year ago we said hello, tonight I said YES 🖤 @ryancabrera.”
Derek Peth & Saffron Vadher
Dexter Keaton & Jordan White
Diane Keaton's 25-year-old daughter, Dexter Keaton, and her boyfriend of a little over a year, Jordan White, are engaged! Dexter shared the happy news on Instagram on Nov. 8. "This morning started with hail and ended with a diamond! I can’t believe I’m engaged! 💍❤️" she shared on Instagram alongside a photo of the special moment.
Dexter's younger brother Duke congratulated the happy couple on his Instagram Stories, sharing the engagement photo and tagging his sister and future brother-in-law.
The engagement comes just a few months after they celebrated their one-year anniversary together in June.
John Graham & Brittni Nowell
Graham, who's affectionately known as "Venmo John" by Bachelor Nation, announced on Nov. 8 that he and girlfriend Brittni Nowell are engaged!
"It's official!" the Bachelor in Paradise alum wrote. "I love you @bee_nowell for making me a better person with my friends and family, helping me feel & articulate my emotions, and always putting our relationship first. I'm blessed to have won at life by finding you."
"I proposed along the Sonoma coast," Graham revealed. "I was so nervous when I got down on one knee. I’m pretty sure I blacked out in the moment, but then she pulled me up and wouldn’t let go of me. Don’t ever let me go!"
Nowell wrote on Instagram of the special moment, "💍 He got me good! Absolutely no words to describe how amazing this moment felt. The man I love asked if I’d spend forever with him, we both cried, and I said YES!! I can’t believe I get to spend a lifetime with my favorite person."
Paul George & Daniela Rajic
The Los Angeles Clippers forward proposed to longtime girlfriend Daniela Rajic on Nov. 6, according to posts on their respective social media pages. The couple began dating in 2013 and share two children together.
A friend who was present at the engagement shared a photo of the basketball star popping the question at a scenic oceanside location, adding the message “You did that Bud!!! CONGRATS”
George also shared a series of photos from the engagement and subsequent celebration, including a picture of a shot glass with the words “She said yes” and a video of a band playing for the couple and their group of friends.
Clare Crawley & Dale Moss
After breaking up with the remaining 16 contestants, Crawley got engaged to Moss just a few episodes into The Bachelorette. Crawley felt an instant spark with Moss and said she “could most definitely gladly spend the rest of my life with” after just one date.
Moss popped the question with the cameras rolling, professing his love to her and telling her, “I'm not going anywhere. I want to make you happy each and every day. With that being said, I'm going to do it. I'm doing it. Clare, will you marry me?"
"Yes!" she said, adding, "Put that ring on my finger, I've waited a lot of years for this."
Crawley gave Moss the final rose and the happy couple proceeded to celebrate their engagement. "It's wild that we're here right now, but when you know, you know," Dale said. "This is how it was supposed to happen at the beginning. We saw this coming a long time ago."