The Celebrity Guide to Announcing Your Engagement

Stars have shown us the many ways to make an impression with the good news (without being totally basic, of course)

01 of 10

CASUALLY THANK YOUR TWITTER FOLLOWERS FOR THEIR WELL-WISHES

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Ariana Grande and Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson got engaged in June 2018 after a few weeks of dating — and while sources confirmed their happy news, fans were left with one very grateful tweet from the singer herself. "i love u sm hi & thank u i love u bye," she tweeted, seemingly addressing her followers' well-wishes.

02 of 10

HAPPY-CRY FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS

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Immediately after proposing to girlfriend of two years Kaley Cuoco, equestrian Karl Cook took out his phone to film the Big Bang Theory star's reaction. "Well after nearly two years I finally got up the courage to ask her to marry me. This is the best night of my life and I think the video shows it is the best night for kaley as well… of she said yes!" Cook captioned his footage of Cuoco crying uncontrollably.

03 of 10

POST IT IN THE NEWSPAPER

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who met on the set of Game of Thrones in 2012, confirmed their engagement the old-fashioned way: with a classified advert in The Times.

“The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire,” the announcement read, according to the BBC.

04 of 10

THROW A FILTER ON IT

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When Miranda Kerr shared the news of her engagement to Snapchat CEO and founder Evan Spiegel, of course she used a Snap filter – one that was specially designed to feature Bitmoji caricatures of the couple during the exciting moment. (Snapchat recently confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji.) Plus, it was a subtle way to show off that gorgeous diamond ring!

05 of 10

CASUALLY MENTION IT ON THE RED CARPET

CASUALLY MENTION IT ON THE RED CARPET
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When Kate Upton showed up to the 2016 Met Gala with a huge diamond ring (that perfectly matched her gorgeous silver gown), we couldn't help but wonder if that was a special ring. E! News inquired, and Upton spilled about the engagement to boyfriend Justin Verlander. "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she said. "So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"

06 of 10

POST A VERY DIRECT INSTAGRAM

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On the other hand, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp were very clear when it came to their own aca-awesome engagement selfie. Camp flashed the massive diamond as the pair posed in a car for the photo. "I asked. She said yes!!!" Astin captioned his Instagram. Camp posted with the same photo, writing, "He asked. I said YES!!!!"

07 of 10

MAKE A HOME MOVIE

MAKE A HOME MOVIE
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Rather than a selfie, you can take things up a notch with a little film announcing the news, like Russell Wilson did after he proposed to Ciara. He captioned his sweet Instagram video, "She said Yes!!! Since Day 1 knew you were the one. No Greater feeling… #TrueLove." Aww.

08 of 10

PROPOSE IN PUBLIC

5. KEEP IT SWEET & SIMPLE
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You don't even need to make a big announcement when you're already popping the question in front of an audience, like when Maksim Chmerkovskiy proposed to Peta Murgatroyd. After their long history, it only made sense that Chmerkovskiy would go for the dramatis by getting down on one knee after a performance of Sway: A Dance Trilogy at the Olympia Theater in Miami.

09 of 10

ATTEND AN AWARD SHOW TOGETHER

ATTEND AN AWARD SHOW TOGETHER
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If you're a tight-lipped couple (like the glamorous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham) this strategy is perfect for you. The two showed up to the 2016 Golden Globes arm in arm … and with a ring!

10 of 10

MAKE IT A HUGE EVENT

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A couple like these two would never let their engagement happen all that quietly. Kanye West popped to Kim Kardashian in front of family and friends at San Francisco's AT&T Park, which he rented out for the occasion (on her 33rd birthday, no less). For the big moment, West hired an orchestra to play for Kardashian, while a large screen flashed the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!!” Word quickly spread, because, well, it's Kimye.

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