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Congratulations are in order for the celebrity engagements of 2021. So far this year, Hollywood has seen engagements from secret couples, reality TV stars and former First Family members. And, if we know anything about stars, there are more celebrity engagements to come in 2021.
The celebrity engagements of 2021 come after stars such as Ariana Grande, Maria Sharapova, Demi Lovato and Lana Del Rey put a ring on it in 2020. Though not all of the these stars walked down the aisle (Lovato called off her engagement to Max Ehrich two months after he proposed), these engagements still reminded us that there was some good out of the dumpster fire we now know as 2020. “I am so excited to welcome Dalton Gomez into our family! Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much!!!! Here’s to happily ever after! YAY! xoxoxo,” Grande’s mom, Joan Grande, tweeted in December 2020 after the “Thank U Next” singer’s engagement to real estate agent Dalton Gomez.
Despite the train wreck of 2020, there was still a lot of love in Hollywood. And from the look of the celebrity engagements of 2021, that same love is continuing this year. From politicians to reality TV stars, take a look at all the celebrity engagements of 2021 so far.
Bella Thorne & Benjamin Mascolo
Mascolo, a singer and Thorne’s boyfriend of two years, confirmed their engagement in March 2021 with a series of Instagram photos of the Shake It Up alum showing off her engagement ring. “She said YES 💍🖤 @bellathorne,” he captioned the post, which included snaps of the engaged couple kissing.
Mascolo later posted a video on his Instagram Story of him and Thorne at their engagement party. “Thank you for being amazing, baby. I love you so much,” he said to his soon-to-be wife. Thorne responded, “I love you so much. Let me give you a kiss. Mascolo then asked, “When are we getting married? Soon I hope.” He went on to reveal that the couple wanted weddings in both Italy, where he’s from, and the United States.
According to Tonia Zehrer, Signet’s senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, the cost of Thorne’s ring is well in the six figures. “This ring appears to be a stunning pear-shaped center stone framed with a halo of diamonds with a white gold band that is accented with diamonds as well,” Zehrer told Us Weekly. “Depending on the quality of the stones, we believe this ring could retail above $65,000.”
Paris Hilton & Carter Reum
Hilton announced in an Instagram post in February 2021 that she’s engaged to entrepreneur Carter Reum after a year of dating. “When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it. 💫 My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise. 🏝️,” she captioned a video of Reum propoising. “As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee. 💍 I said yes, yes to forever ❤️ There’s no one I’d rather spend forever with. ✨ To see more photos of my birthday dream come true, visit ParisHilton.com. Here’s to Love – the Forever Kind 💋”
In an interview with People, Hilton opened up about how excited she is to marry Reum, whom she started IVF with in January 2021. “This past year with COVID has accelerated so many things. As someone who traveled constantly, I had a chance to stay home and reevaluate what was important to me. My relationship and the time I spent with Carter was a gift,” she said. “I’m excited for our next chapter.”
Reum, for his part, also gushed over his soon-to-be wife. “I have gotten the unique opportunity to get to know the real Paris on a daily basis just the two of us during these past 15 months and I couldn’t be more excited and lucky to have her as my future wife and partner,” he said. “She shines with her kindness, work ethic, authenticity and her voice in making the world a better place and she will do the same as a future mother and wife.”
Hilton’s ring was designed by Jean Dousset, the great-grandson of Louis Cartier. Reum proposed to her while they were celebrating Hilton’s 30th birthday on a private island. After their engagement, the two had an intimate celebration with Hilton’s sister, Nicky Hilton, and Reum’s brother, Courtney Reum.
Reum, a longtime friend of the Hilton family, started the venture capital firm M13 Investments in 2013. According to Gossip Gist, he has a net worth of $300 million, which is about the same as Hilton’s. Hilton, who is the heir of Hilton Hotels, is also worth $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Shailene Woodley & Aaron Rodgers
People confirmed in February 2021 that Woodley and Rodgers got engaged after less than a year of dating. “They are very happy together” a source said at the time. “It’s not surprising he proposed so fast. When you know, you know, right?” The news came after Rodgers announced that he was engaged at the NFL Honors broadcast that month.
“It’s an honor to win this award for the third time. 2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change and growth, some amazing memorable moments. 180 straight days of having my nose hair scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season,” he said before revealing the big news: “I got engaged.”
Tiffany Trump & Michael Boulos
The day before the Presidential inauguration in January 2021, Tiffany Trump announced that she was engaged to longterm boyfriend Michael Boulos.Verified “It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter! ❤️,” she wrote in an Instagram post at the time.
Angela Rummans & Tyler Crispen
Big Brother alums Angela Rummans and Tyler Crispen announced their engagement in an Instagram post in January 2021. They met on season 20 of Big Brother in 2018. “YES to forever and ever and always. You and me babe, for the rest of time. ♥️ 1.10.2021 ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll be,'” Angela wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “Thank you for giving me the best and most perfect day of my life. I love you more than I can say in words, and I cannot wait for the next chapter of our lives. For now, let’s savor this time and soak in all of the excitement our future holds.”