Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Celebrity Engagement Roundup 2012 - These famous couples are heading down the aisle.
Put a Ring On It
Brangelina got engaged after seven years and six kids together, Elisha Cuthbert found the right hockey star, and Justin Timberlake's grandma spilled the big news about his proposal to Jessica Biel. Check out the details on all of the celebrity engagements so far this year.
1. Elisha Cuthbert and Dion Phaneuf
Elisha Cuthbert and hockey star Dion Phaneuf are heading down the aisle! The actress announced the engagement on Twitter over Labor Day weekend, writing: "Happily, happily, happily, happily engaged! This has been the most amazing weekend ever." The couple has been dating since 2008.
2. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus, 19, excitedly announced her engagement to Liam Hemsworth, 22, in June 2012. The star revealed her beau of three years had popped the question about a week prior with a 3.5-carrat Neil Lane ring. "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," she said at the time.
Sofia Vergara got engaged on her 40th birthday weekend in Mexico. Boyfriend Nick Loeb got down on one knee in front of more than 100 friends and family members and she said "Yes!," even though it took her a couple of months to admit it.
4. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has his dear old grandma to thank for confirming the exciting news that he and Jessica Biel are set to be husband and wife. The singer reportedly popped the question over the holidays and we hear wedding plans are currently in full swing. When they're not picking out fine china and wedding favors, we imagine Biel spends her time ogling her giant engagement ring.
5. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
Surprise! The fact that Avril Lavigne was even dating Nickelback's Chad Kroeger was a surprise to most, so the news of their engagement was quite shocking. The rockers apparently had a working relationship before things turned romantic and now the rest is history. Kroeger proposed with a blingin' $350,000 ring.
6. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
Halle Berry swore she'd never walk down the aisle again, then she went and got engaged to Olivier Martinez. The Dark Tides co-stars remained quiet about the news from early January to mid-March, when Martinez told reporters of the news: "Yes, of course it's true." Hopefully the third marriage is the charm for the stunning actress.
7. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
This hot couple blew everyone away when they announced their engagement in mid-April, after seven years and six kids together. Brangelina claims the move is a "promise for the future" and have yet to set a date. For now, Angie seems to be content showing off her giant custom diamond ring, along with her right leg.
8. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston is heading back down the aisle! The actress got engaged to actor Justin Theroux in August, on his 41st birthday. "Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," his rep told People. Now let's wait and see if Brad or Angie gets down the aisle first.
9. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
There's a wedding and a baby on the way for Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman. The two have been dating since early 2011 and will welcome their first child in the fall. This will be the third marriage for the actress, who famously married comedian Tom Green back in 1999.
10. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Four years and two kids later, Matthew McConaughey finally proposed to Camila Alves on Christmas Day 2011. The pair have since moved to Texas and have yet to reveal any details about their upcoming nuptials. However, you can bet when the big day comes, the actor's abs will be ready.
Steven Tyler put a big ol' ring on girlfriend Erin Brady's finger in late 2011, so, of course, everyone noticed when she flashed the bling while vacationing in Maui. The ring's designer confirmed the big news and the American Idol judge followed suit in early January. Tyler, 63, is 25 years her senior.
12. Snooki and Jionni LaValle
Snooki traded booze for babies this year! The former Jersey Shore star announced her retirement from partying in March, when she revealed she's engaged and expecting. She and Jionni LaValle have been airing their relationship drama on TV since 2010.
13. Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza
Mario Lopez was famously married to Ali Landry for two weeks back in the 2004, so let's hope he and new fiancee Courtney Mazza last a lot longer. The pair got engaged over New Year's weekend while vacationing in Mexico. "I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!" the TV personality revealed.
14. Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish
Kate Bosworth spilled the beans about her engagement to Michael Polish in a very sneaky way. She wrote this in her travel diary for Vogue.com in early August: "On our first day in Seoul, my fiancé...and I venture out to discover Changdeokgung Palace." Was the "fiancé" mention an intentional reveal or a slip? She hasn't said just yet.
15. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John Legend chose one of the most exotic places in the universe to propose to his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. The pair were vacationing in the Maldives over the holidays when the soul singer got down on one knee. Teigen coyly announced the news on her Twitter page, announcing "he went to Jared."
16. Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan
Country star Jake Owen was so overcome with emotion while performing in his hometown in April that he spontaneously proposed to his longtime girlfriend onstage. He didn't even have a ring with him! Still, she said "yes," and got her bling shortly after. The couple met on the set of his "Eight Second Ride" video.
17. Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel got down on one knee in August at South Africa's Kruger National Park. His girlfriend of three years, Molly McNearney, accept his proposal, which is a good thing since she's co-head writer of his show and all. If she'd declined, it would have made for one awkward workplace.
18. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
LeBron James has been dating Savannah Brinson since high school and finally asked her to be his wife on New Year's Eve. The NBA star popped the question in front of friends and family members, and the couple's adorable sons.
19. Audra McDonald and Will Swenson
Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson kicked off their 2012 with their engagement. Swenson got down on one knee on New Year's Day. It will be the second marriage for both.
20. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin asked 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas to be his wife in April, one day before his 54th birthday. The pair made their debut last summer and have since popped up at various red carpet events. A decade after divorcing Kim Bassinger, the actor is ready to give marriage a second shot.
21. Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana
Former Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe used to date Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson, but he's set to marry an aspiring actress named Cara Santana. The two have reportedly been dating for about four years and got engaged in January.
22. Jared Followill and Martha Patterson
Jared Followill wasted no time proposing to his model girlfriend Martha Patterson. The two had only been dating for a few months when he asked the million-dollar question at his Nashville home in April. Perhaps he just wanted to somewhat keep up with his brother/bandmate Caleb, who recently got married and became a father.
23. Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
Curvaceous model Amber Rose loves her some rappers. She rose to fame while dating P. Diddy, and now is engaged to "Black and Yellow" singer Wiz Khalifa. She accepted his proposal, then immediately posted a picture of her very big diamond on Twitter. "He has made me the Happiest Woman in the World" she told her followers.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney divorced her second husband Simon in 2010, then started dating a dude named Eddie Judge about two months later. Judge claims the blonde "kissed [him] back to life," and he repaid her with a flashy ring.
25. Katrina Bowden and Benjamin Jorgensen
30 Rock star Katrina Bowden's boyfriend, musician Ben Jorgensen, put a ring on it the night before the SAG Awards in late January. She got to show off her new sparkler at the event, which probably made up for the fact that her show lost out on two of its nominations.
26. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul orchestrated a romantic New Year's Eve proposal in Paris for his girlfriend Lauren Parsekian. They shared the good news on Twitter upon arriving back in the U.S. The pair have been dating for about a year, but they've been "lovey dovey" from the start, according to an unnamed insider.