Hilary Duff's Story Behind Her Romantic Proposal to Matthew Koma

Straight out of a storybook—literally!

Taylor Hill

Since Hilary Duff showed off her stunning square-cut engagement ring from fiancé Matthew Koma on Instagram last month, we've been dying to know how the the engagement actually went down. Finally, hosts from CBS's The Talk got Duff to spill the beans on the proposal, and it seems to be even more romantic than we could have thought.

“I came home from work on a random Tuesday, and he’s like ‘Let’s go for a walk. Let’s go check out this park,’" recalled the actress. "We were living in Williamsburg and I was like ‘I’m so tired.’ We just started [watching] Game of Thrones, and I just wanted to eat dinner in bed and watch Game of Thrones. And he’s like ‘No, no, let’s go on a walk.’" She told Koma the only way she would go on a walk with him was if she put her sweatpants on (relatable), so she did a quick outfit change and the couple went on their way.

"So we go, we find this gorgeous park and he presents me with this book that he said he’s been working on for a while," Duff continued. "He’s like ‘It’s our story’ and he had this amazing guy, Shane, do all of these illustrations. And he was like ‘We are going to forget things along the way so we need to constantly fill this out so our kids can know our story.’" But Koma had a surprise at the end of the book. When Duff reached the last page, there was a little compartment that she peeled open to reveal a gorgeous engagement ring.

“It was so sweet. It was so sweet," the actress said with a smile. "He got down on one knee and he’s like 'I forget everything I’m supposed to say but you’re my best friend.' It was so sweet."

The proposal was straight out of a storybook (literally), and Duff couldn't help but blush when she reminisced to the talk show hosts. It's been over a month since he , Duff, it seems, is still celebrating the proposal (as we all would). On June 4, the Younger star posted a ring selfie on Instagram, alongside a caption that read, "Cheesy IM GETTING MARRIED As of one month ago post!"

But she is no stranger to ring selfies. She first shared the news of her engagement on Instagram via ring selfie with the caption, "He asked me to be his wife!" Koma also shared the same photo with the caption, "I asked my best friend to marry me... @hilaryduff."

Duff and Koma have been linked since 2017 and gave birth to their daughter, Banks Violet Blair, in October 2018.

If this is the romantic way Koma proposed, we can't wait to see what he has in store for the wedding.

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