There are few things that excite us more than celebrity engagements. From the gorgeous rings to the lavish weddings, the stars give us so much to talk about when they get down on one knee or say "yes" to their significant other's proposal. And in 2021, there was no shortage of exciting celeb engagements to discuss.
Stars like Lindsay Lohan, Kristen Stewart, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kate Hudson are just a few of the many that confirmed their engagements in 2021. As we wait to hear more about their impending nuptials, we're already looking forward to all of the celebs that will say "yes" (and show off their new sparklers) in 2022. Here are all of the celebrity engagements of the year so far.
Kat Graham and Darren Genet
Kat Graham put a ring on it! The Vampire Diaries actress said “yes” to a lifetime of happiness with Darren Genet. The director and producer popped the question a few weeks ago while the couple was celebrating his birthday in Mexico, a source confirmed to People. “Kat is madly in love and couldn’t be happier,” the source told the publication. The duo has been dating ever since they met on set in 2017. We’re so excited to watch them begin this next chapter together!
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge
Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge are going to tie the knot! The couple, who has been together for a year, announced their engagement with a post on Sofia's Instagram with the caption, "Forever isn't enough @elliot." Can you say cute?
In the photo, Sofia shows off a stunning ring from designer Stephanie Gottlieb. “Sofia’s ring is approximately 6ct Emerald cut in a platinum solitaire setting," shared Gottlieb in a press release. "An emerald cut is the most sophisticated shape there is; with long step cut faceting and geometric flashes of light, the emerald has a unique appeal that's both classic and modern at the same time. An Emerald cut is consistently one of the most popular diamond cuts that we sell, and for good reason...it’s never out of style!”
Sofia, who is the daughter of Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander, made her relationship Instagram official with Elliot, whose father is Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge, back in April 2021. The music royalty grew closer over the year before putting a ring on. Sofia's sister Nicole Richie expressed her excitement by posting the photo on Instagram Stories and writing, "Can't wait to find ways to make this about me." Well we can't wait to see when they say "I do!"
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged—again! After rekindling their romance last year, the couple have made it official, a rep confirmed to People. Rumors were sparked earlier in the week when the singer was spotted wearing a ring on that special finger. In addition to having her team confirm the news, the star teased the exciting news on a video on her Twitter, encouraging fans to follow her On the JLo newsletter to learn more of the engagement. In the newsletter, Jennifer shows off a huge, green diamond on her ring finger, an image of which was also shared by her sister on social media. She even added the ring emoji to her Twitter name!
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of the movie Gigli. Then, Affleck proposed in November of 2002 with 6.1-carat pink diamond ring. However, in September 2003, they called off their wedding before confirming a split at the beginning of 2004. The couple then were spotted spending time together in May 2021 and were Instagram official by June 21, 2021 when Jennifer posted a photo of her and Ben kissing on a boat.
Lopez told People in an earlier interview of their romance, "We're older now, we're smarter, we have more experience, we're at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things."
"It's a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other," Lopez told People. "We always did, but we have even more of an appreciation because we know that life can take you in different directions."
While there's no news of the wedding date just yet, we can't wait to see all the exciting details to come!
Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun
Avril Lavigne is officially engaged! The pop star said “yes” to forever with Mod Sun on March 27 in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. “Oui! Je t’aime pour toujours 🤍💍🥂Dimanche. 27. Mars. 2022,” she shared on Instagram.
Her new fiancé also posted about their engagement, along with a ballad, which is only natural given their musical backgrounds. "The day we met, I knew you were the one,” he wrote. “Together forever ’til our days are done. I had a dream where I proposed in Paris. I pulled out a ring and asked you to wear it. I was on one knee as I looked in your eyes. You're too beautiful for my words to describe. I grabbed your hand and took one last breath. I said ‘Will you marry me?’ And she said 'yes.’ I love you Avril ❤️"
In an exclusive interview with People, the singer shared all of the dreamy details on the proposal. “It was the most perfect, romantic proposal I could ever ask for,” she told the publication. “We were on Paris on a boat in the Seine River. We had a violin player, champagne, and roses. It felt like time stood still and it was just the two of us in the moment.”
The pop-punk rocker popped the question with a custom heart-shaped diamond ring from XIV Karats, which he had engraved with “Hi Icon,” the first words he spoke to the “Sk8er Boi” singer, and “Mod + Avril,” according to People. “He knew from the very beginning I wanted a heart-shaped diamond because on the day we met, we had matching heart-shaped pave rings on,” she said to People. “We’ve worn them every day since, so it’s only fitting to have a heart-shaped engagement ring.”
The proposal came just one year after the duo started dating. They met while working together on Lavigne’s latest album, Love Sux. “I knew we had a very strong, unstoppable connection from the first week of writing and working together in the studio,” she explained to People. Now, they can’t wait to start a new life together. "It feels good to have someone who can help celebrate the good times, hold you through the tough ones, and be there for all the moments in between,” Lavigne continued.
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are planning on tying the knot! After the Velvet Buzzsaw actress was spotted wearing a sparkly diamond ring at the BAFTAs earlier this week, the duo sparked engagement rumors. But, People just confirmed that they’re officially engaged.
The pair first met in 2019 when they starred alongside one another in the Broadway play Betrayal. The Loki actor and The Handmaid’s Tale actress made their first red carpet debut as a couple in September at the Tony Awards. We couldn't be more thrilled for them!
Sydney Sweeney and Jonathan Davino
Sydney Sweeney is getting married! The Euphoria star is engaged to her boyfriend Jonathan Davino, a source confirmed to People on March 2.
The actress first sparked engagement rumors when she was spotted wearing a diamond ring while out in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. Sweeney and her restaurateur boyfriend were first linked in 2018, but have kept the details of their relationship extremely private. Congrats to the happy couple!
Joey King and Steven Piet
Joey King is engaged to boyfriend Steven Piet! The Kissing Booth actress posted the exciting news to her Instagram on Tuesday with a gallery of sweet photos from the proposal, including one where King embraced her new fiancé while planting a kiss on his lips.
"I never knew happiness could be so powerful that it can take the air from your lungs, overwhelming every part of you that you can’t help but feel your eyes well from the undeniable joy," she wrote. "I never knew that a persons presence and heart could feel like a real home. I never knew love could be so unquestionably beautiful. I never knew until you."
King also revealed that the two have been engaged for nearly a month. Piet proposed on Feb. 2, 2022 with a unique vintage-looking engagement ring. "I love you more than an Instagram caption could ever do justice. Hanging out with you forever sounds like a real dream, so let’s do it."
Piet also shared an adorable carousel of snaps from their special day which he recounted in his caption. "The weather was less than perfect. Cold. Windy. Perfectly imperfect to ask my best friend to spend a lifetime together," he said. "A lifetime of incredibly safe and vulnerable conversations. Holding hands on silent cab rides home, exhausted from great food and red wine. And oh, the laughter. The uncontrollable laughter. You've unlocked a dimension of love in me that I never knew existed." Congrats to the newly engaged pair!
Colton Underwood and Jordan C. Brown
Colton Underwood has given out his final rose! The Bachelor alum is engaged to boyfriend Jordan C. Brown. The star of the Netflix show Coming Out Colton posted a sweet picture with the political strategist before confirming the news to People.
"Life is going to be fun with you ♥️," he wrote alongside a sweet photo holding hands with his new fiancé.
"After my birthday, Jordan and I went to Big Sur for a weekend getaway to decompress and relax in nature," Colton told the publication. "I couldn't have pictured a more beautiful place to celebrate an amazing milestone in my life and relationship."
He added, "I'm extremely happy! 2021 was the most transformative year of my life. Starting 2022 off with my best friend, teammate and now fiancé is something I never thought was going to be possible."
Jordan also took to his social media to celebrate the momentous occasion with an image from the same photoshoot taken by The DeLauras, Big Sur Wedding Photographers. "The only time in my life I’m ok with wasting a bottle of champagne," he joked alongside a snapshot of the newly engaged as Colton popped bubbly. "I love you babe. ❤️ 🤵♂️ 🍾."
The two have been linked since summer 2021 after Colton publicly came out as gay in April 2021. "I wasn't really pursuing dating at first," Colton told People in Dec. "But since then I found somebody and I am very much in love."
Amy Schneider and Genevieve Davis
Amy Schneider is engaged to her girlfriend Genevieve Davis! The Jeopardy! champion shared the exciting news on Instagram on Feb. 24 alongside a photo of the couple wearing matching engagement rings.
“She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to propose too, so she said yes as well lol,” Schneider wrote in her caption. “I couldn't be happier or more proud to be marrying the very best person in the entire world, and I'm so glad to be sharing my life with her. It's great to be able to introduce her to people as "Genevieve, my fiancée" 🥰🥰🥰”
The happy news comes just weeks after Schneider finished her historic Jeopardy! run. During her time on the show, Schneider became the most successful female contestant of all time and the first woman to earn over $1 million in prize money. She will also be the first transgender contestant to appear on Jeopardy!'s Tournament of Champions, which airs in the fall.
After Schneider’s run on the show came to an end in January, she thanked Davis for supporting her throughout her 40-game winning streak. “I would never, ever have made it through the grind of those long days without knowing that, once they ended, I'd be flying back home to see her,” Schneider wrote on Instagram.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Abigail Breslin and Ira Kunyanksy
Abigail Breslin just announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Ira Kunyansky. The Scream Queens actress took to Instagram, revealing her big news alongside a close-up of her stunning diamond ring. "I was like, 'duh,'" she wrote alongside the photo. Congrats to the happy couple!
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens
Simone Biles is getting married! The Olympic gold medalist is engaged to her boyfriend Jonathan Owens, who popped the question on Valentine’s Day with a romantic outdoor proposal.
Biles shared the happy news on her Instagram with a carousel of photos from the special moment. In the sweet pictures, Owens is down on one knee and holding a ring box while the Olympian is all smiles next to him.
“THE EASIEST YES,” she captioned the post. “I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! let’s get married FIANCÉ 💍🥺🥲🤎.”
Biles also gave fans an up-close look at her gorgeous new rock. She shared a photo of her wearing the stunning oval-cut engagement ring, complete with a diamond-encrusted band, along with a video of the sparkler.
The Houston Texans safety also shared the images on his own Instagram, writing, “Woke up this morning with a fiancée 💍❤️.”
Biles and Owens first made their relationship Instagram official in August 2020. The athletic duo are each other’s biggest supporters—Biles regularly cheers her NFL beau on at his games, while Owens stood by the Olympian’s side after she was forced to withdraw from the 2021 summer games. Congratulations to the newly-engaged couple!
Taylor Rapp and Dani Johnson
Two rings in one night! Fresh off his Super Bowl victory, Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp pulled off one of the most epic sports proposals of all time when he popped the question on the field at SoFi stadium. Rapp shocked his girlfriend Dani Johnson as well as hundreds of cheering fans when he dropped to one knee and pulled out an engagement ring as his teammates celebrated their Super Bowl win on the field.
Johnson tearfully said “yes” and the two embraced as a crowd of onlookers broke into cheers and applause. The longtime couple has been together for several years, and first started dating back when Rapp was playing high school football at Sehome High School in Washington, according to USA Today. Congrats to the happy pair!
Lana Condor and Anthony De La Torre
Lana Condor and her longtime boyfriend Anthony De La Torre are engaged! The To All the Boys I've Loved Before star, took to Instagram to share the exciting news alongside a series of images from their stunning engagement photoshoot captured by photographer Lucas Rossi
"Saying YES was the easiest decision I’ve ever made," she wrote in her caption. "I consider myself the absolute luckiest woman alive to live in your sphere. Aside from my father, without a doubt, you are the greatest man in the world. Emmy & Timmy said it’s about time mommy & daddy got engaged!!!" Condor also included the sweetest video from the actual proposal in her carousel. In the video, she tearfully looks at her new ring in awe before exclaiming to Anthony, "You're my fiancè!"
Lana went on to share the details of her gorgeous oval-shaped ring. "Anthony worked with the INCREDIBLE Vietnamese female-owned @parisjewellerscanada to design the most stunning piece I’ve ever seen! The fact he knew how important it was to me that he’d collaborate with a Vietnamese company to help design my ring is a testament to just how truly thoughtful he always is," she wrote. "I cannot wait to be your wife, baby. I love you a million times over."
Congrats to the happy couple!
Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin
Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin are engaged! A source shared the exciting news with People after Song was spotted wearing a diamond ring on that finger earlier this week. Last year, the former Disney Channel star and Home Alone actor welcomed their son Dakota in April. He's named after Culkin's late sister, who passed away in 2008.
The two actors have been dating for four years after meeting on the set of Changeland in Thailand. They were first romantically linked when they were seen out to dinner in July 2017. Congrats to the happy pair!
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly put a ring on it! After meeting in March 2020 on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly certainly didn't waste any time once they confirmed their relationship in May of the same year. From wild public appearances to that viral Youtube video about how they first met, the couple is always taking their relationship to the next level. And now, they're officially engaged, according to Instagram.
"We asked for magic," said Fox in a post announcing her big news. In the accompanying video, the couple is seen kissing under a tree that, according to Kelly, are "the same branches we fell in love under."
MGK also shared a stunning close-up of Fox's two-stone emerald and diamond ring, along with details about the special meaning behind the design. "I know the tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birthstone) and the diamond (my birthstone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love."
Josh Duhamel and Audra Mari
Josh Duhamel is officially engaged to former Miss World America, Audra Mari! The actor took to Instagram on Jan. 8 to share the exciting news with fans.
"It’s on!! She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore and said YES!!," Duhamel wrote alongside a photo of him and Mari standing on the beach at sunset. In the photo, Duhamel is holding up a bottled note that reads, "Audra Diane Mari will you marry me?", while Mari grins and points at the camera next to him.
Several celebrities, including Duhamel's ex-wife, Fergie, sent the happy couple their well wishes on Instagram. The singer dropped in the comments section on his post to write "Congrats!!!💚💚💚💚💚💚 ." The actor and singer were previously married for eight years before divorcing in May 2019. Duhamel and Mari were first linked later that year, and in December 2019 a source confirmed their relationship to People.