They Put a Ring On It! All of the Celebrity Engagements of 2020 — So Far
These happy couples are headed for a walk down the aisle
Darcey Silva & Georgi Rusev
"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."
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.
Curtis Hadzicki & Jenni Knapmiller
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.”
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.
Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell
“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.
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.
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.”
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Conor McGregor & 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.
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 ❤️❤️❤️."
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Camille Isobel Hughes & Michael
"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."
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.”
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.
Destry Allyn Spielberg & Genc Legrand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"Her family, her parents, her siblings, and her daughter are all supporting her and excited for her," the friend said.