They Put a Ring on It! 2012's Biggest Celebrity Engagements
Celebrity engagements 2012: from Brad & Angelina to Jennifer & Justin, see the year's biggest celebrity engagements--we can't wait for our invites!(11 Photos)
They Put a Ring on It!
Celebrity engagements 2012: see the most exciting star couples that will walk down the aisle soon!
Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock
Is this the end of Kelly Clarkson's angry breakup songs? The Grammy-nominated American Idol alum announced on Dec. 15 that she's engaged to Brandon Blackstock. "I'M ENGAGED!!!!!" she posted on Twitter. "I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever." She later shared a picture of her ring, writing: "It's a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around." Kelly began dating the talent manager (whose father is married to Reba McEntire) a year ago.TODD WILLIAMSON/ GETTY IMAGES; COURTESY KELLY CLARKSON/ WHOSAY
Brad Smith & Bianka Kamber
On November 21, the nation watched in awe as first-ever Bachelor Canada (and former CFL player) Brad Smith proposed to Bianka Kamber, a 28-year-old nurse from Mississauga, ON. Despite overwhelming public doubt they'll ever tie the knot (they did meet on reality TV) the two say they want to get married "As soon as possible" and insist their union is organic.COURTESY CITYTV
JWoww & Roger Mathews / Snooki & Jionni LaValle
The Jersey Shore girls seem to be growing up! Cases in point:
1. Jenni "JWoww" Farely is engaged to boyfriend Roger Mathews. The 26-year-old reality star broke the news to In Touch on Sept. 26, revealing that the proposal happened during a skydiving session. "I look over and see a hand-written sign: ‘Jenni, will you … ’ and then I turned to him and freaked out. The whole time I’m screaming, ‘What are you doing? What’s going on?" she says. "He’s like, 'I want to spend the rest of my life with you! Will you allow me to?'" Of course, JWoww said yes. Did Snooki inspire her best friend to settle down?
2. First comes baby, then comes marriage! After weeks of speculation, People confirmed on March 5 that Snooki was pregnant -- and engaged. The new mom is planning to tie the knot with her baby daddy, Jionni LaValle. The two started dating in October 2010, and the ups and downs of their romance have been documented on Jersey Shore. Prior to the engagement, Snooki had this to say about the ring: "He knows it should be big, cuz if it's small I'm saying no. Like, 'Get another ring!'"
Elisha Cuthbert & Dion Phaneuf
Elisha Cuthbert may have love-life problems on television, but in real life she's headed down the aisle with NHL star Dion Phaneuf. The Toronto Maple Leafs captain, 27, popped the question to the Happy Endings star, 29, on Sept. 2. The Canadian couple, who started dating in 2008, announced their engagement later that night at a surprise engagement party at New Glasgow Lobster in Prince Edward Island, Canada. "Last night we had the privilege of hosting a surprise engagement party for Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert," the restaurant twittered September 3. "Congrats to them both."Aaron Harris/ Getty Images
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger
We didn't see that one coming! After dating quietly dating for more than six months, Avril Lavigne is engaged to fellow Canadian musician Chad Kroeger. A rep for Lavigne told People on Aug. 20 that the Nickelback frontman had popped the question. The couple got close after collaborating on a song for her upcoming album, and they started dating in February (shortly after Lavigne split from Brody Jenner). "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a source revealed. Kroeger proposed Aug. 8 with a stunning 14-carat diamond. "He makes her so happy," a family source said. "Both of their families could not be more excited." This will be the second trip down the aisle for Lavigne, who was previously married to Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley.GETTY IMAGES
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Wedding bells will be ringing soon enough for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux! His rep told People in August, "Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage." The two, who had been dating for more than a year, stepped out as a couple after filming Wanderlust together. This will be the first marriage for the screenwriter and Rock of Ages star -- who popped the question on his 41st birthday -- and the second for Jen, who was married to Brad Pitt.Kevin Winter/ Getty Images for DGA
Sofia Vergara & Nick Loeb
Modern Family's sexiest star is off the market! Sofia Vergara is engaged to her on-again boyfriend Nick Loeb. Acccording to US Weekly, Loeb popped the question during the couple's vacation to Mexico to celebrate Vergara's 40th birthday. Shortly after, WonderWall posted a photo of Vergara sporting a diamond sparkler. The Colombian beauty first began dating Loeb in early 2010, and they briefly split up in May 2010. This will be the second marriage for Vergara; she wed Joe Gonzalez as a teen, with whom she has a son, 20-year-old Manolo.DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/VF12/WIREIMAGE
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met on the set of the 2009 Nicholas Sparks romance movie The Last Song, and now they're ready to have their first dance! The 20-year-old former Hannah Montana star and her 22-year-old Hunger Games star of a beau are engaged to be married, their reps confirmed to People. Hemsworth proposed May 31 with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane diamond ring, and Cyrus tells People she couldn't be more excited: "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic
Keira Knightley & James Righton
British starlet Keira Knightley has found her prince charming! This May, a rep for the Pirates of the Caribbean actress confirmed that she is engaged to James Righton [not pictured] a keyboard player for the U.K. indie rock band, Klaxons. The couple was first spotted together in April 2011 -- three months after it was revealed that she had split from her previous boyfriend of five years, her Pride and Prejudice costar Rupert Friend. Looks like it wasn't a rebound, after all!PR Photos
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt confirmed their engagement on April 13. "Yes, it's confirmed," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante told People. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time." But clearly Brad has put a lot of thought into his fiancee's sparkler: Jeweler Robert Procop told The Hollywood Reporter that he had designed an engagement ring for Jolie -- with the actor's help, of course. "Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a year-long collaboration," Procop, who worked with Angie on "The Style of Jolie" jewelry line, tells THR. "Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution."WIREIMAGE