There's a new engagement on the block — and we couldn't be more excited by the news! New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight is planning on the tying the knot! Knight just revealed that he's engaged to his longtime love Harley Rodriguez and the story of how the "You Got It" singer popped the question is giving us #allthefeels...
Knight first met his personal trainer beau back in 2008, and now eight years later, he finally decided to put a ring on it! On Tuesday, the boy band alum spilled the news on Jenny McCarthy's SiriusXM series, The Jenny McCarthy Show, explaining how he popped the question during their recent vacation in Africa. "We were in Africa, our parents were there — our moms were there — and I just figured this was the time to pop the question and make it official," Knight recounted on the radio show according to E! News. "He had no clue." said Knight, although he also noted that he and his almost-hubs have pretty much always considered themselves a married couple. Aww!
How did this destination proposal go down, you ask? "We were on the Zambezi River — it's right above Victoria Falls. We took a nighttime raft dinner, just the four of us out on the river, there was like a hippopotamus in the background," said Knight. "Oh, and it was a super moon on top of that, so it was absolutely beautiful and so romantic. I just said, 'Now is the time to do it.'"
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So why the long wait? "See, that's the funny thing with two guys: It's always hard like, who proposes? Who asks? And I think that was our problem," the NKOTB singer explained. "Like the whole time I'd been waiting for him to ask, he'd probably been waiting for me to ask, and it just gets to a point where somebody's gotta do it."
And finally, finally, finally someone did! Cheers to taking their relationship "Step by Step." (Get it?!)