The Australian actress announced the news Monday on Instagram

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated July 14, 2015 09:40 AM
Credit: Courtesy Claire Holt

Congratulations are in order for Claire Holt!

The former Vampire Diaries/The Originals star shared the happy news via Instagram on Monday, posting a picture of her and fiancé Matt Kaplan with her diamond rock on display.

“Yes,” the 27-year-old Australian actress captioned the shot, which shows the pair cuddled up and smiling, along with an emoji of an engagement ring.

Holt announced her decision to quit her leading role in CW’s The Originals in March 2014, choosing to take a break to focus on her private life, though she’s since returned for a few episodes.

“I made a life choice, not a career choice,” Holt told Buzzfeed of her decision to spend more time with family and loved ones.

The actress regularly shares photos of her and longtime beau Kaplan – who she revealed to PEOPLE has helped her disguise her Aussie accent for her part as a police officer on NBC’s Charles Manson drama Aquarius– on her Instagram account.

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“My boyfriend – Matt Kaplan – is American, so any time I’m unsure of how to say something, I say, ‘Hey how do you say this?’ and he yells it out,” she explained. “I think it’s always going to sound funny to him and not quite right, but hopefully the public who watch it won’t be able to catch on!”