Another ’90s boy bander is off the market, as Chris announces his engagement to Karly after a romantic proposal in Italy! Read on for all the details.
Chris, 41, tells People magazine that he popped the question to Karly, 28, his girlfriend of two and a half years while on a pre-planned birthday trip to Italy. “We had a hotel room at the Isle of Capri, overlooking the Mediterranean,” he says. “It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. And it hit me: I wanted to propose to Karly. So I ran to a jewelry store, found the perfect ring and bought it.”
He bought Karly, a marketing rep, a large oval-cut diamond surrounded by several smaller diamonds set in a two-tiered white gold band. After making the purchase, he realized he hadn’t asked her father for permission! “He didn’t answer his phone, so I left him this message like, ‘Um, this is Chris, and I just wanted to talk and ask a few questions.’ I was nervous, which was funny. He called right back and, of course, he gave his blessing.”
He proposed that same day, later in the evening. “We were sitting on the balcony with a bottle of champagne and I put the ring in her glass,” he says with a laugh. “I know it sounds cheesy, but it was romantic. As soon as I asked her, she said, ‘It’s about time!’ And we laughed. It was spur of the moment, but it was absolutely perfect.”
Though the couple haven’t discussed any wedding plans yet, Chris says that he and Karly are happy and will beginning planning soon. “We haven’t set a date yet, but we will soon,” he says. “We’ll figure out exactly how we want our wedding to be. We’re both so happy; this is a really good time for us.”
Congrats to Chris and Karly!
– Billy Nilles
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