TERRENCE HOWARD & MIRA PAK
Howard shared the happy news on Instagram, using the hashtag #bloodisthickerthanwaterbutloveisthegluethatbindsus. In the accompanying slideshow, the engagement ring dazzled on Pak’s hand, and Howard slipped the ring onto her finger as she seemed to wipe away a tear.
ROBIN THICKE & APRIL LOVE GEARY
Thicke’s pregnant girlfriend Geary announced the couple’s engagement on Instagram Monday. “YES YES 1000x YES,” the mother-to-be captioned two black-and-white photos and a video that showed Thicke on bended knee in the middle of a family dinner.
Thicke is also father to son Julian Fuego, 8, from his first marriage to actress Paula Patton.
The four-time Grammy nominee and Geary started dating in the months following his separation from the actress in February 2014.
HEIDI KLUM & TOM KAULITZ
On Christmas Eve, the supermodel posted a joyful photo of her new bling, captioning it effusively, “I SAID YES.”
Klum and the Tokio Hotel musician sparked dating rumors back in March after they were spotted kissing on set while she was filming America’s Got Talent. They made their first public appearance as a couple in May for the Cannes amfAR Gala.
CARLY PEARCE & MICHAEL RAY
The country stars announced their engagement on Dec. 22, five months after publicly confirming their relationship on Instagram in July after trading flirty comments with each other on social media in the weeks prior.
Ray announced the engagement via Instagram, posting a photo of himself proposing on bended knee to an ecstatic Pearce, who covered her face with joy as he popped the question during their Tulum, Mexico vacation. A second image shows Pearce beaming while holding up her new ring as the “One That Got Away” singer leans in.
DEBBY RYAN & JOSH DUN
Alongside a series of beautiful shots taken from the New Zealand proposal, the Insatiable star wrote, “I said yes! Well technically I said ‘NO WAY’ twice but I meant yes.”
In one of the images, Dun, drummer for the duo Twenty One Pilots, dropped down to one knee while a clearly surprised Ryan looked towards the camera with a smile on her face. In another sweet photo, Ryan had tears in her eyes as she gazed into her now-fiancé’s eyes.
Opening up about the magical moment, the musician wrote that he “found a tree house in the woods in New Zealand and proposed to my girl.”
LUKE COMBS & NICOLE HOCKING
She got the best of him!
Combs is engaged to girlfriend Hocking, the couple announced on social media on Nov. 29. Debuting the ring with a photo from their Hawaiian vacation, the CMA best new artist revealed that he proposed to his longtime love ahead of their trip — but waited to share the news.
“She said yes a while ago but this is a much better place to take pictures than the kitchen,” Combs joked. “Can’t wait to spend forever with you! I love you!”
Added Hocking, “You’re stuck with me forever!! I love you so much babe.”
TOM PAYNE & JENNIFER AKERMAN
The Walking Dead star announced his engagement to the Swedish singer and model, who is the sister of actress Malin Akerman, to host Chris Hardwick on a live episode of Talking Dead. The two have been dating since 2013.
“She was the first person who wasn’t afraid to challenge me and call me on my s—,” Payne told Women’s Health of Akerman early this year. “A few weeks in, we had an argument on the street, and I said to her, ‘I don’t do this!’ I was in a relationship for 10 years before this one, and we never argued, mainly because I always had the power. But with this relationship, it’s a fifty-fifty split. We’re totally invested.”
JOSEPHINE SKRIVER & ALEX DELEON
The Victoria’s Secret Angel certainly had an engagement to remember! Skriver’s musician boyfriend (who performs under the name Bohnes) proposed to the model under the Northern Lights in Finland on Nov. 23. Skriver posted her engagmenet photos (which showed off her ring) on Instagram and detailed the story behind it.
“For the first time in both of our lives we got to see the northern lights decide to show their dance across the starry night!! It was a full moon… it was on the 23rd (23 is my lucky number).. and the same day as his song “Aurora Borealis”, which was the first song he EVER wrote about me, came out to the world!” she wrote. “sometimes the universe just chooses to leave you speechless!!!”
FRANKIE MUNIZ & PAIGE PRICE
In a loving Instagram post on Nov. 19, Price shared photos from what appeared to be the romantic moment the pair got engaged at the Lantern Fest at the Pinal Fairgrounds & Event Center in Casa Grande, Arizona.
“Francisco Muniz IV, you’re more than a dream to me. You teach me every day, you compliment me when I’m at my worst, and you push me past the edge but you’re there to pick me up when I start showing signs of falling,” his fiancée wrote in her post.
TEDDY GEIGER & EMILY HAMPSHIRE
Geiger is engaged!
The musician/producer and girlfriend Hampshire, who stars on Schitt’s Creek, announced their engagement on social media on Nov. 9, just 10 weeks after publicly confirming their relationship on Aug. 30.
“I love this woman so much she treats me like a lil princess and makes me laugh harder than anyone. I am so f—ing happy to wake up next to her every morning and fall asleep next to her every night and take care of our lil B.B. stumbs together,” Geiger wrote, adding, “Which is why… When she asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together I said… YES … INFINITE YES.”
MEG RYAN & JOHN MELLENCAMP
The actress announced her engagement to her singer boyfriend on Instagram.
“ENGAGED!” Ryan captioned a cartoon drawing of the two reaching for each other’s hands, complete with a guitar for Mellencamp.
The pair first dated for three years before calling it quits in August 2014, but rekindled their romance in May 2017.
ROXY SOWLATY & NICOLAS BIJAN
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Sowlaty is officially off the market!
On Oct. 30, the 30-year-old’s now-fiancé Bijan surprised Sowlaty, who was on a girl’s trip in Paris, by secretly flying out to the City of Love and popping the question to her with a jaw-dropping ring on the famous Love Lock bridge.
After the proposal, Bijan, who runs House of Bijan — a men’s clothing store in Beverly Hills, shared a video of himself surprising Sowlaty on Instagram.
“I’m coming to surprise you,” Bijan said. “You have no idea. Love you.”
LADY GAGA & CHRISTIAN CARINO
TONY RAINES & ALYSSA GIACONE
“We’re engaged!” he captioned a sweet image of the couple sharing a smooch on the lips, adding a diamond ring emoji. Of course, the emoji paled in comparison to the real pear-shaped diamond ring on Giacone’s finger, which was clearly on display in the affectionate image.
The reality star and his high school sweetheart welcomed daughter Isla Rose in November 2016. Raines also shares daughter Harper London, 2, with his Real World: Skeletons costar Madison Channing Walls.
PORSHA WILLIAMS & DENNIS MCKINLEY
“Dennis rented out a venue and took Porsha via helicopter there,” her rep told PEOPLE exclusively, adding that there were “candles and rose petals everywhere.”
The singer Lil’ Mo surprised Williams by singing her favorite song, “4 Ever.” Then, the couple threw a “prayer party” for their baby on the way.
EDDIE MURPHY & PAIGE BUTCHER
KYLE COOKE & AMANDA BATULA
Summer’s over, but it ended with big news for Summer House stars Cooke and Batula.
The couple — who first met in 2015 and star on the Bravo reality show — got engaged after two years of dating.
“It’s surreal,” Batula told PEOPLE. “Aside from how funny and sexy he is, Kyle’s my best friend. He’s the person I go to for everything. And he forces me to be a better person in different ways by pushing me outside of my comfort zone. Life with him is exciting. And to think he wants to spend the rest our his life with me and I feel the same way, it’s just a real happy feeling.”
CARLIN BATES & EVAN STEWART
There’s big news in the Bates family!
Bringing Up Bates‘ Carlin Bates and Stewart are engaged.
“To say ‘yes’ to the man of my dreams is an opportunity that is a once in a lifetime dream come true!” Carlin told PEOPLE.
Stewart popped the question at Portland Head Lighthouse during a romantic trip to Portland, Maine, in September.
CHRIS RANDONE & KRYSTAL NIELSON
Chris “The Goose” Randone isn’t flying solo anymore — he and fellow Bachelor in Paradise contestant Krystal Nielson are engaged!
On the Sept. 11 season 5 finale, it was revealed that after spending the night together in the fantasy suite, Randone, 30, popped the question on the beach.
“You’ve helped me become a better version of myself, a better man,” he told Nielson. “… I want to leave here holding your heart, and I want to give you my heart today, tomorrow and forever. I love you so much and I honestly cannot picture a life without you. You’re the woman I know I want to be with. Krystal Nicole Nielson, will you marry me?”
Nielson accepted, shrieking to the cameras, “I’m going to be Mrs. Goose!”
VICTOR ARROYO & NICOLE FRANZEL
Big Brother alum Franzel thought she was asked back to the CBS reality show to host a luxury competition, but fellow season 18 competitor Arroyo surprised her on-air with the most luxurious prize of all — an engagement ring!
The episode aired on Sept. 9, and the couple celebrated on Instagram afterward. “So blessed. So loved. So grateful. So happy,” wrote Franzel.
The happy couple may have gotten engaged onscreen, but they fell in love in the real world after developing a close friendship on season 18. They went public with their relationship in June 2017, one year after Franzel won their season.
DENISE RICHARDS & AARON PHYPERS
The couple has been dating since at least December 2017. Phypers finalized his divorce from Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan in August 2018 — two years after they separated following just six months of marriage.
WHITNEY CUMMINGS & MILES SKINNER
Cummings is a bride-to-be! The comedian announced her engagement to boyfriend Miles on Instagram on Sept. 4 — her 36th birthday.
“Today I got engaged. I handled it great! This just goes to show that if you work on yourself, trust your gut, and keep your ego in check you too can find love on a dating app,” the former Roseanne co-showrunner and executive producer captioned a video of her reaction to the proposal.
CARLY CRAIG & ZACHARY REITER
Craig’s swiping days are over — the Sideswiped creator is engaged!
“We went for a walk on the sand and he proposed as the sun set,” Craig told PEOPLE about her now-fiancé Reiter’s proposal. “Our waiter snuck a picture that we’ll treasure forever!” After Reiter got done on one knee, he surprised Craig “with a private dinner on the beach in Hawaii.”
“Then we ate dinner under the stars. It was amazing,” she added. “Best weekend of my life.”
CARLY CHAIKIN & RYAN BUNNELL
Mr. Robot star Chaikin is no longer a single lady — and she has the dance to prove it. Chaikin is engaged to filmmaker Bunnell, as E! News first reported. Chaikin, who plays Darlene on the hit drama, posted a video of herself on Instagram dancing to Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and flashing her engagement ring.
“If he had asked me one week in I would’ve said yes,” Chaikin captioned the snapshot. “But I’ve gotten to be with this man for almost 5 years and can’t wait for it to be forever.”
KRISTOFF ST. JOHN & KSENIYA MIKHALEVA
The Young and the Restless star St. John announced on Sept. 2 that he is engaged to model Mikhaleva. “She said yes,” the actor wrote on social media alongside a series of images showing off the dazzling square-cut diamond ring he proposed to the Russian beauty with. In another photo, his bride-to-be wore the ring on her finger as the pair lovingly intertwined their hands.
He also went on to share some sweet photos of the couple embracing each other while kissing each other on the lips. “My beautiful woman,” he wrote alongside the loved-up snaps.
LALA KENT & RANDALL EMMETT
Emmett popped the question during a romantic trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they also celebrated her 28th birthday at the Esperanza An Auberge Resort.
“This weekend has been an amazing one for the two of us! It was definitely the most romantic moment of my life. Every detail of the surprise was stunning and I’m still in shock,” Kent tells PEOPLE of Emmett’s proposal.
HUNTER KING & NICO SVOBODA
The Young and the Restless‘ Hunter King said yes! The actress, who has starred as Summer Newman on the soap series since 2012, announced on Aug. 20 that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Nico Svoboda.
“I love you I love you I love you I love you FIANCÉ!!!! I CANT’T BELIEVE I GET TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND!!!” King captioned a series of photos that captured the moment Svoboda got down on one knee and popped the question.
JESSICA HAYES & DAN LAWRY
Love Island‘s Jessica Hayes is officially coupled up! Hayes announced her engagement to boyfriend Dan Lawry on Aug. 10, showing off her new sparkler in an Instagram.
“He’s only gone and put a ring on it,” she wrote. “What an emotional 24 hours I’m smiling so much my face actually hurts! My best friend has made me his fiancé in the best way ever.”
ELLIE GOULDING & CASPAR JOPLING
The British singer-songwriter and her boyfriend are tying the knot, sharing the happy news in the most traditional fashion — in the marriage section of the U.K’s The Times newspaper.
“The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr Arthur Goulding of Herefordshire and Mrs Tracey Sumner of West Midlands,” read the announcement in Tuesday’s paper.
Goulding — who used her full name, Elena, in the formal announcement — has been dating New York-based art dealer Jopling for 18 months.
GINA RODRIGUEZ & JOE LOCICERO
On Aug. 7, the Jane the Virgin star confirmed to PEOPLE that she has been engaged to her boyfriend for a month. Rumors of the couple’s engagementbegan circulating around her 34th birthday last week when she posted several photos of the two cozied up with a huge ring on that special finger.
“I am [engaged]!” Rodriguez told PEOPLE. “He’s the best. He’s the f—- best. We’ve been engaged for like a month — I’ve kept it a secret for a while.”
LEONA LEWIS & DENNIS JAUCH
The singer recently accepted a proposal from her longtime boyfriend Dennis Jauch after eight years of dating, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
On Aug. 6, the X Factor alum subtly showed off her massive diamond engagement ring in several photos and videos posted on her Instagram Story. Reps for Lewis did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
BECCA KUFRIN & GARRETT YRIGOYEN
On the Aug. 6 finale of The Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin made her final choice between Garrett Yrigoyen and Blake Horstmann, choosing the former in an emotional final episode. “I’ve been waiting to say it for the right person,” Kufrin told Garrett. “I’ve been holding back because I wanted to be 1000 percent certain. Garrett, I love you. I love you so much.”
HANNAH HART & ELLA MIELNICZENKO
The popular foodie, who has taken her viewers on culinary adventures since launching her popular YouTube channel in 2011, is engaged to Buzzfeed executive producer Ella Mielniczenko, she confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively.
“It’s so exciting to share our engagement story. There is just not enough positive queer representation out there of the realities of being in queer relationships,” said the entertainer, who’s best known as the creator and star of the award-winning series My Drunk Kitchen. “It means all the same things as heterosexual relationships. We cry when we get engaged and fall in love and find people we want to spend the rest of our lives with.”
NICK JONAS & PRIYANKA CHOPRA
The news comes just two months after the pair began dating in May 2018. Over the last several weeks, the singer and the Quantico star have been spotted on several dates, including a dinner date in New York City and a Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert show in Los Angeles.
MICHELLE MITCHENOR & COLEY SPEAKS
They’re engaged! Lethal Weapon star Michelle Mitchenor and actor Coley Speaks, who starred in the Netflix series Seven Seconds, are making it official this October. “I adore and admire her dynamism as a woman. As a black woman,” Speaks told PEOPLE of his fiancée. “As a black woman professional with the heart of a Goddess.”
JOHN DAVID DUGGAR & ABBIE BURNETT
The Counting On star is engaged to Abbie Burnett, the couple announced on July 25 in a joint statement on the family website.
“Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than before! It was a special moment to share together,” Duggar and Burnett said.
“The proposal and the ‘YES’ really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life,” they continued. “We are so thankful that He led us to one another. Now we need to start thinking about a wedding!”
KARLIE KLOSS & JOSHUA KUSHNER
Supermodel Karlie Kloss and her boyfriend Joshua Kushner are engaged after six years of dating! A source close to the couple confirmed their engagement to PEOPLE, saying “He proposed a few weeks ago during a romantic weekend together in upstate New York.” The source added, “They’re both overjoyed and happily celebrating. Their hearts are full and they’re excited to build their future together.”
JAMES HINCHCLIFFE & BECKY DALTON
The Dancing with the Stars runner-up is engaged to 29-year-old actress Becky Dalton. The IndyCar driver revealed the news on Instagram July 23, writing, “Wait, what?! I thought they said ’til DEBT do us part’!” he captioned a photo of the pair, which showed off his fiancée’s stunning engagement ring. He added the hashtag, “#BeckyGetsHinched.”
LAUREN ALAINA & ALEX CARR
The country star and her boyfriend Alex Hopkins are engaged! The 23-year-old singer announced the happy news on July 21 alongside an image of the pair sharing a romantic smooch. “Being yours forever has a nice ‘RING’ to it,” the “Doin’ Fine” singer wrote alongside the image — in which she also showed off the new diamond sparkler on her ring finger.
ELVIS DURAN & ALEX CARR
Duran is getting married!
On July 13, the Z100 radio host’s longtime boyfriend Carr got down on one knee and asked Duran to marry him.
In PEOPLE’s exclusive video of the romantic proposal, Carr creatively pops the question with the help of a black umbrella, which had the words “Elvis, Will You Marry Me?” written on it.
JUSTIN BIEBER & HAILEY BALDWIN
From Baldwin to Bieber!
“It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”
IZABEL GOULART & KEVIN TRAPP
This former Victoria’s Secret Angel is back on cloud nine!
Goulart announced on Instagram on July 5 that she’s engaged to German soccer player Trapp, and shared a close-up look at her blinding engagement ring.
“Soon to be Mrs. Trapp,” she captioned her video. “When you meet the one who changes your life in every sense then you are sure that he is the right one!”
Trapp, the goalkeeper for the Paris-Saint Germain team and the German national team, shared the same video on Instagram, writing, “I have no words to describe such a magical moment.”
CHANCE THE RAPPER & KIRSTEN CORLEY
Chance the Rapper is celebrating more than just the country’s independence this Fourth of July!
The rapper proposed to longtime girlfriend Corley during a backyard party in front of several of their friends and family. His brother, Taylor Bennett, shared a photo of the newly engaged couple on Instagram, writing, “Proposed In The Hunninds! @chancetherapper You A Real One! 7-4-18 #BlockBoys 💛.”
In a video that circulated on social media, Chance — born Chancelor Jonathan Bennett — can be seen getting down on one knee while asking Corley, “Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?”
The couple share 2½-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett, who they welcomed in September 2015. The little girl ran up to her parents as her mom said “yes.”
PETE & ARIANA
After several weeks of dating, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson became engaged in June. “It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time,” a source close to the couple told PEOPLE at the time.
DAVID FOSTER & KATHARINE MCPHEE
Congratulations are in order for the happy couple! The couple are engaged, the actress and singer’s rep Leslie Sloan confirmed to PEOPLE in early July.
The musical pair first sparked romance rumors in September 2017, after the latter’s daughter Erin Foster shared a photo of them together in Los Angeles. While McPhee and Foster have been friends for years — first meeting on the set of American Idol when McPhee was a contestant in 2006 — Erin captioned the photo, “Excited about my new step mom.”
JESSICA MACK & ANDREAS PLACKIS
The singer and star of the CMT reality series Music City, is engaged to her boyfriend of seven months, Andreas Plackis. The couple met through a small group at their church in Nashville.
“Everything just fit,” Mack told PEOPLE exclusively of her relationship with Plackis. “He had a strong faith, we enjoyed each other’s company and I was super attracted to him. It was easy with him.”
DEVON WINDSOR & JOHNNY DEX
She has her wings — and now she has some new bling! Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Johnny Dex. And the proposal was truly heavenly. Dex’s whole plan all started with the couple taking a plane ride over a private beach, which he where he had the words “Marry Me?” written in the sand, and Windsor was completely surprised.
ASHLEY IACONETTI & JARED HAIBON
Congrats are in order for Iaconetti and Haibon, who got engaged in June. Haibon popped the question on June 17 while in Mexico for the upcoming fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise, the summer spin-off series where The Bachelor alums’ up-and-down relationship began three years ago.
VAL CHMERKOVSKIY & JENNA JOHNSON
The Dancing with the Stars champion proposed to his longtime girlfriend (and fellow DWTS dancer!) during the couple’s trip to Venice, Italy. Johnson shared their engagement news on Twitter on June 14, tweeting, “#ENGAGED @iamValC.” She appeared shocked as Chmerkovskiy bent down on one knee while holding out a ring.
BRITTANY CARTWRIGHT & JAX TAYLOR
After a very rocky past year, the Vanderpump Rules stars announced their engagement on June 7. Cartwright shared the exciting news with fans on Instagram, showing off her stunning cushion-cut halo diamond engagement ring.
“Omg omg!!!!!!!! We are ENGAGED! What a way to start our summer and season 7!! I am so happy, so in love, and so beyond excited for this next chapter of our lives! I can’t wait for all of you to see how he proposed! I am the happiest girl ever right now,” she wrote.
MADDIE MARLOWE & JONAH FONT
One half of country duo Maddie & Tae, Marlow got engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, Jonah Font, in late May, the couple confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively.
“He is my best friend, and I’m truly engaged to my dream guy!” Marlow said of her fiancé, whom she met in her sophomore year of high school in Texas.
HUGH GRANT & ANNA EBERSTEIN
A bachelor no more! Hugh Grant is finally tying the knot at 57. The Love, Actually star is engaged to longtime Swedish girlfriend and mother to three of his children, Anna Eberstein, 39, according to multiple reports.
TARAJI P. HENSON & KELVIN HAYDEN
The Empire star is engaged to former Super Bowl-winning NFL star Kelvin Hayden, she revealed via Instagram on May 14. Sharing a photo of her new diamond, Henson wrote, “I said yes y’all!!!”
JACOB UNDERWOOD & CHANDLER BAY
An engagement and a baby on the way? Jacob Underwood’s got it all. The O-Town member and his new fiancée Chandler Bay are expecting their first child in October, Bay shared on Instagram alongside a sweet snap of the couple on a beach in San Diego, Underwood’s hometown.
Even more excitement was to come when the couple got engaged in one of the most romantic places in the world: Paris, right under the evening glow of the Eiffel Tower.
KARAMO BROWN & IAN JORDAN
Queer Eye‘s culture expert proposed to his partner of eight years, director Ian Jordan, on May 9 at sbe’s HYDE Sunset in Los Angeles.
Brown invited Jordan to the restaurant under the guise that the two would be celebrating his birthday. Then, after an emotional video and speech from Brown’s son, the Real World alum popped the question, and of course Jordan said, “Yes!”
MATTHEW LAWRENCE & CHERYL BURKE
The Dancing with the Stars coach shared news of her engagement to Lawrence on Instagram on May 4 with stunning photos of her glittering diamond ring at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. Set against the light of the sunset, Burke covered half of her face with her ring finger as Lawrence kissed her on the cheek. The proposal comes on her 34th birthday.
LEA MICHELE & ZANDY REICH
The Glee alum announced her engagement to boyfriend Zandy Reich on Instagram April 28, posting a photo of herself with her ring-bearing hand on her face. “Yes,” she wrote in the caption, including a diamond ring emoji.
“The couple couldn’t be happier,” a source close to the pair told PEOPLE.