Kimberly Perry is officially engaged! J.P. Arencibia, catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays proposed to The Band Perry’s lead singer on Sept. 30, her rep has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com.
Congratulations! After a year of dating, Kimberly Perry, 30, and her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half, J.P. Arencibia are planning a wedding after quite the proposal!
Kimberly Perry & J.P. Arencibia Engaged
Kimberly headed to dinner at her parents house in Greeneville, Tenn. on the 30th, and had no idea what was coming, The Tennessean reported.
She explained that she was planning on picking her boyfriend up at the airport that night. Instead she got a dream come true.
And that’s what happened. She thought they were all having dinner at the house, when her family called her outside and she saw J.P., 27, standing under the big oak in their yard — one that she had said she always wanted to get engaged under.
“I saw that and I thought, ‘This is really happening,’” she said.
Her mother then sent her inside, directing her to her room. In her bedroom, her favorite pink dress was laid out, along with a bracelet her grandfather had given her grandmother and a letter from her family.
“I got to read the letter and get dressed and put on my grandfather’s bracelet,” she told the paper. “I came back out on the front porch and he was standing there and he got down on one knee. It was perfect.”
The History Of Kimberly & J.P.
How adorable! Kim and J.P. met at the Florida Strawberry Festival in February 2012, after he saw the video for “If I Die Young.” He told Kimberly that he then “had this moment where he felt like that was going to be a part of his future.”
He watched numerous shows by the band and used connections (he lives in Nashville in the off-season) to get backstage to meet her. He got her phone number and they started dating!
Sounds so perfect. We’re so happy for the adorable couple! To celebrate, watch The Band Perry’s video that drew him in below!
– Emily Longeretta