Chris Carmack — the hunk who plays gay country singer Will Lexington on the ABC show Nashville (and played Luke on The OC) — deserves a word of congratulations for his recent engagement to fellow Nashville actress Erin Slaver. His fiancé, who plays one of Juliette Barnes' (Hayden Panettiere) backup singers on the show, posted an adorable Instagram to announce the couple's exciting engagement news. And we have to say, it's totally picture perfect.
As seen in the photo below, the two are celebrating with a bottle of bubbly and a whole lot of smiles. Slaver wrote, "Sparkling drinks and fingers" and added the engagement ring emoji in the caption for good measure (probably because her ACTUAL engagement ring is a little difficult to see in the image, much to our dismay).
Nashville fans immediately responded to the photo with kind words and many congratulations, prompting Slaver to reply with a tweet of abundant gratitude. "Wow, thanks everyone for all the love! I'm overwhelmed with happiness from your kind thoughts!" she tweeted.
We love the new trend of celebs announcing their fiancé status via Instagram, like Pitch Perfect stars Anna Camp and Skylar Austin. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.
And these two lovebirds aren't the only Nashville stars that are set to be wed. One of the show's leading ladies, Clare Bowen, shared her newly minted status on Twitter after her longtime love popped the question during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
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This isn't the first time Carmack and Slaver have come forward as a couple, either. On Valentine's Day, Carmack and his fiancé shared a stunning kiss in front of the Empire State Building in New York. They even attended the CMT Artists of the Year event side-by-side in Nashville, as evidenced on Slaver's Instagram page. And if her red carpet look is any indication of her style, we can't wait to see the wedding dress she'll be wearing on her big day.
One thing the newly-engaged couple definitely shares in common is their undying passion for music. According to People, Carmack released his Pieces of You EP in December, while Slaver is an accomplished fiddle player. We wonder if they'll play a duo at the, what we imagine will be, country chic reception? We can only hope.