Two months ago, Whiplash star Miles Teller proposed to girlfriend Keleigh Sperry in a romantic African safari. But only now is the 30-year-old actor sharing the adorable story of the day he popped the question, which he first told in an interview with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
“We were on an African safari so I brought the ring to Africa, which I was a little nervous about,” Teller said. “I had our guide, early in the morning, tie a rose to a tree… [We] walked up to this nice scenic vista having coffee. She looked over and saw a rose and thought somebody had died. Which, whatever.”
Teller added a note to the rose, writing "5/11/2013-8/20/2017"—the day that Teller first asked Sperry out to the day he proposed.
“I said, ‘This is the day you became my girlfriend, and today was the last day you woke up as my girlfriend,' ” Teller shared.
Sperry's older sis Christie York was the first to break the news of the engagement.
"These two got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend!! Can't believe the last Sperry girl is engaged! Love both of you guys to pieces and so incredibly happy for this new chapter in your love story! Now come home so we can celebrate" she wrote in her Instagram caption.
Teller knew Sperry was the one even a year into their relationship. “I brought her to meet my grandparents. My grandma tweets my girlfriend,” he told Elle back in 2014. “About who knows what. My grandparents have been married for 50 years.”
“Respect the person you’re with,” Teller said of his grandparents marriage advice. “My philosophy is, if I’m not happier when I’m with you, then there’s no reason for me to be with you. I’m happy on my own.” 😍