After winning the 25th season of Dancing With the Stars, actor/singer/dancer Jordan Fisher has gone on to accomplish even more major things. He starred as Mark Cohen in Fox's production of "Rent Live!" earlier this year and he began hosting Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. Now, he's come up on another huge life milestone: He just proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Ellie Woods.
In an interview with People, the couple shared how it all went down. They've known each other since they were teenagers, and Fisher decided to take things back to where they all started by planning an elaborate proposal in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Fisher, who is also known for his role as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton, prepped for two months before he finally got down on one knee at Woods’ parents’ beach house.
“It’s a really special place for us, and when we started to pull into the neighborhood he was just going on about how we’ve been friends for so long, and I wasn’t really picking up on it,” Woods said. “Then we pulled into my parents’ house and I was like, ‘What is that?’ We stopped, got out of the car and Jordan walked me to our backyard where there’s a little deck over the pond.”
They shared that a friend appeared and began singing one of their favorite songs: “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar. That's when Fisher tearfully popped the question. “I’m an emotional person, so I was sobbing as well,” he said. He eventually offered Woods' her stunning 2.75-carat pear-shaped engagement ring, which he helped custom-design himself.
“I knew her favorite cut. I think it’s super classy, and I had a picture in my head of what I wanted it to look like with the pave flooding down the side of the ring,” he said.
They said they're planning their wedding to happen in a year. Until then, the couple is reeling from how special their engagement was. After he proposed, Fisher invited close friends and family to celebrate the engagement.
"Being able to have my folks there, her folks and her brother and his girlfriend ... we all go way back,” he shared. “It’s so, so special.”