Vampire Diaries and The Originals's Claire Holt Is Engaged!

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals alumna Claire Holt is engaged! The CW actress announced her engagement to fiancé Matt Kaplan on Instagram yesterday with a simple and sweet photo.

"Yes," she captioned the adorable snapshot above, showing her and her future husband smiling happily. From the looks of it, her engagement ring is a cushion-cut diamond on a platinum or white gold band. So classic and beautiful!

The exciting news comes after Holt left The Originals last year to focus on her relationships with Kaplan, her friends, and her family. "I made a life choice, not a career choice," she told BuzzFeed at the time. The TV show films in Atlanta and New Orleans, which made it difficult for her to spend quality time with her loved ones.

We have to admire a Hollywood actress who makes love as much of a priority as work. Besides, the decision didn't hurt her career — quite the opposite! The Australian beauty now stars in the NBC show Aquarius, and her brand-new fiancé helps her pronounce her lines in an American accent.

"My boyfriend — Matt Kaplan — is American, so any time I'm unsure of how to say something, I say, 'Hey how do you say this?' and he yells it out," she told People earlier this year. "I think it's always going to sound funny to him and not quite right, but hopefully the public who watch it won't be able to catch on!"

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