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."
Maya Erskine & Michael Angarano
The PEN15 star shared some happy news on Nov. 2, announcing that she and the Sky High actor are engaged — and expecting their first child together!
"When 2 becomes 3 😍👼 And please vote. #bidenharris2020," Erskine, 33, captioned a photo of the two posing together.
"And then there were 3... also, we're engaged," actor Angarano, 32, wrote along with a photo of the parents-to-be cradling her baby bump.
The pair went Instagram official with their romance in September 2019.
Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird
The photo shows the WNBA champion standing in an infinity pool looking out over the ocean as Rapinoe kneels on the pool's edge, appearing to place a ring on her finger.
The pair started dating in 2016 after meeting at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Speaking with PEOPLE last year, the U.S. Women's National Team captain gushed over her relationship with Bird, saying that they are both "huge fans of each other."
Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
The longtime loves are engaged!
The singers, who have been dating since meeting on the set of The Voice in 2015, announced the happy news on Oct. 27, sharing a photo of them kissing and showing off Stefani’s new ring.
A source close to the “Sweet Escape” singer confirmed to PEOPLE that the pair recently got engaged in Oklahoma.
"@blakeshelton yes please! 💍🙏🏻 gx," Stefani captioned her photo on Instagram.
Shelton shared the same photo, adding the caption, "Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life." he wrote. "I love you. I heard a YES!"
Jessica Hart & James Kirkham
The model and race car driver, who are expecting their first child together, got engaged during Hart’s beachside baby shower, she revealed on Oct. 27.
"What a day ! My beautiful sister threw me a baby shower on the weekend and my BEST FRIEND, baby daddy and the equally beautiful @jameskirkham came and PROPOSED to me in front of all my friends," the Victoria's Secret model, 34, wrote on Instagram alongside a series of photos from the happy day.
"It was so so special! We’re on cloud 9 over here. I was really blown away and super surprised. I had NO idea," Hart continued. "Thank you to all of you that were there and made it so special. I love you all ❤️ (I said YES)."
Kat Luna & Alex Garrido
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.
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.