10 Celebrity Engagement Stories We Still Can't Get Over
Celebs: they're just like us! Nothing beats an adorable engagement story, and — considering stars have plenty of cash-money — their proposals tend to be extravagant. Click through the gallery and prepare to live through some seriously sweet "put a ring on it" moments.
Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Bastón
Eva Longoria just tied the knot to Jose Antonio Bastón after what can only be described as a truly A+ proposal. "He planned for like six months. It was in the Dubai desert," she told Conan O'Brien. "There were camels and falcons, a bunch of animals involved. I was Snapchatting 'Oh my God, in the desert! Oh my God, I'm on a camel! Drinking champagne in the desert! And then I see rose petals and I was like, 'I should probably stop Snapchatting this, what's happening?'"
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Cuteness! Elle proposed to Portia while watching a fish, which sounds weird, but is actually the best story ever. "We were watching the fish and she said, 'This is a pretty romantic moment, right?' And I said, 'Every moment with you is romantic,'" de Rossi told People. "And then she gave me the ring." The only way this story could be better is if "watching the fish" was code for Finding Nemo.
Seal and Heidi Klum
Seal and Heidi aren't together anymore, but that doesn't mean we can't talk about their epic engagement story. Seal popped the question by taking his bride to the Canadian Rockies via helicopter (as one does), built an igloo (as one also does), and decked it out with blankets and rose petals. "He had an igloo built there, and they'd brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic!" she said. "There was food and champagne, and then the helicopter left. It was a little scary, too, because you're so cut off from the world. No trees, nothing — it was hardcore. But I was ecstatic."
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
For those of you who didn't watch it go down on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kanye popped the question to Kim in front of all her friends and family by renting out San Francisco's AT&T Park. Then he did the most Kanye thing ever and had the words "PLEASE MARRY ME!" spelled out on the jumbotron. Obviously, she said yes.
Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana is one lucky lady. The E! host's husband presenting his girlfriend with her favorite pizza and a bottle of champs before flying her via helicopter to Chicago for holiday lights and a proposal. "We got up there and were drinking champagne and had Michael Bublé playing in the background," Bill told ABC. "Then we flew over Michigan Avenue. That's when I got down on one knee."
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil and David's approach to engagements must be double the pleasure double the fun, because they had two. “We were on our way to an event at an Indian casino 45 minutes out of town in a limousine, and David wanted to stop for some reason that I didn’t quite get," Neil told Out. "I thought he wanted to get some booze or something. And then he got on one knee and proposed, and I was so freaked out by it that I said, ‘Yes,’ but I didn’t know what it meant. Then I got the ring and loved it, and a year later, on Valentine’s Day, I proposed to him in Santa Monica.”
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
The Magic Mike star popped the question to his bride in Spanish. Er, at least he tried to. "I had a big speech in Spanish, and that's what I was nervous about," he said on Live! with Kelly and Michael. "The last thing you want to do is like mess up the Spanish on the proposal to the Colombian woman." Joe went on to explain that he used the expression "Eres mi todo" (which means "you are my everything"), and was confident Sofia would say yes. "I wasn't nervous that she was gonna say 'no,' I was pretty confident in that," he told the hosts. "You only get one chance to do it, and if you're gonna do it, you gotta do it right, so there's a lot of planning that goes into it."
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
John Legend proposed to his supermodel wife during Christmas, after initially faking her out with a mere cookbook and crock pot as gifts. "We got into a fight and I remember him going 'you just wait,' and I was like 'wait for what,'" she explained on The Fab Life. "So we get to the Maldives and he had planned this beautiful Christmas, he knows how much I love Christmas. They had buried a Christmas tree in the sand...this waiter comes out with a silver dome for dessert and I had really bad cramps by the way and I was like 'let's get this over with.' He opens the dome and a ton of arugula falls out and John is like 'ugh, this is not going well.' And I see the little box, and your heart stops and you get so excited."
Amal Clooney and George Clooney
George, man who we all thought would remain a bachelor forever, asked Amal to marry him by hiding the ring in a box. "She’s like, 'It’s a ring.' Like, as if somebody had left it there some other time," Clooney told Ellen. "I don’t know. And I’m doing all the moves you can do with my face," George recalled. "And I got down on my knee and said, 'I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you.' And she kept looking at the ring, and she was looking at me, and she was like, 'Oh, my God.' And we now know, because there was a playlist, how long it actually took, and it was, like, 25 minutes."
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew popped the question to his bride during Christmas, and it's basically the cutest story of all time. You know, aside from all the other stories on this list. “During Christmastime we go around as a family and everyone gets their turn to open presents," he told Jay Leno. "I had wrapped the engagement ring in about eight different boxes deep so she’d have to keep opening boxes to get to it. And because we go around and swap out and take turns on who’s opening presents, she had to get skipped the last 15 times. She kept going, ‘Why can’t I open that present?’ And I said, ‘You have to wait til the end.’ Finally I get to her and I’m calling my family over...and her eyes go wide and I take a knee and I said, ‘Will you marry me and take my name?’” GAHHHHH, our hearts.