Let’s be honest, everyone needed a lot of extra love this year. 2020 was full of twists and turns that few people saw coming. Luckily there were some bright, happy spots in this dismal year. Throughout 2020, some of our favorite celebs not only found love, but took that big next step in solidifying their relationships by getting engaged! We’re taking a look back at the celebs who popped the question and said ‘yes!’
Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez
Dalton Gomez put a ring on it! Ariana Grande‘s boyfriend of less than one year popped the question, and the “7 Rings” hitmaker took to Instagram on December 20 to reveal the happy news. “forever n then some,” she captioned a carousel post featuring a photo of her gorgeous engagement ring. The unique piece of jewelry was encrusted with a large diamond alongside a small pearl, which she showed off in a stunning mirror selfie. Ariana also shared multiple happy snaps of her and Dalton cuddled up together, including a pic of the pair lying on a wooden floor with their legs intertwined.
Matthew Perry & Molly Hurwitz
Friends alum Matthew Perry proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Molly Hurwitz on November 26. “I decided to get engaged,” he told PEOPLE. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.” The 51-year-old actor began dating the 29-year-old literary manager in 2018. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Blake Shelton & Gwen StefaniCountry crooner Blake Shelton finally popped the question to his love, Gwen Stefani, after five years of dating! The “God’s Country” singer took to social media on October 27 to make the announcement. “Hey [Gwen Stefani] thanks for saving my 2020…And the rest of my life…I love you,” he wrote, adding, “I heard a YES!”
Amber Riley & Desean Black
Amber Riley‘s Thanksgiving holiday was extra warm and cozy thanks to her partner, Desean Black. The former Glee star announced her engagement on November 24 in a beautifully written, heartfelt Instagram post. “There was a time when I thought I didn’t want or deserve this kind of love. I’m looking at a man who changed my mind,” she wrote. “My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this. I am so proud to say, I am the future Mrs. Black.”
Gabourey Sidibe & Brandon Frankel
Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe was so thrilled to share on November 24 that she said ‘yes’ to her boyfriend, Brandon Frankel‘s, proposal! “My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever,” she began the caption to her post, which featured the cutest video of the newly-engaged couple. “The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist.”
James Lafferty & Alexandra Park
James Lafferty was so thrilled to share that his girlfriend, The Royals actress Alexandra Park, “said yeah” to his marriage proposal! The One Tree Hill star took to Instagram on September 6 to share an adorable photo, featuring Alexandra with her arms wrapped around James. How sweet!
Patrick Mahomes & Brittany MatthewsIt was ring season for Brittany Matthews and her football star partner Patrick Mahomes! The NFL player popped the question to his beloved high school sweetheart on September 1, the same day he received his Super Bowl Championship ring. Just weeks later, the couple revealed that they are expecting their first child together, a baby girl!
Liam Payne & Maya HenryIt was a sweet ending to a sultry summer for former One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry. The two sparked engagement rumors when the stunning young model was spotted with a glistening diamond on her ring finger. Liam’s publicist went on to confirm the happy news, opening up the next chapter in their love story!
Heather Rae Young & Tarek El MoussaIn late July, Tarek El Moussa took to Instagram to announce that Heather Rae Young is “The Future Mrs. Tarek El Moussa!!!!” The Flip or Flop star was so excited to share the news with his many fans, popping the question to Heather on their one-year anniversary. “I’m in love, I’m engaged, Flipping 101 is on the air and Flip or Flop is on the way,” he later scribed in a September 20 post.
Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola PeltzThis engagement is a young love built to last. Brooklyn Beckham asked actress Nicola Peltz to marry him during the summer of 2020, making the announcement in July. He could hardly contain his complete happiness when he shared the news. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx I am the luckiest man in the world,” Brooklyn announced in the caption. “I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day [heart emoji] I love you baby xx.”
Billie Lourd & Austin RydellIt really was the summer of love in 2020! Billie Lourd and her partner, boyfriend Austin Rydell, got engaged in June. Austin took to Instagram to share the news, posting a series of photos of himself and the Booksmart star. “She said YES!! (Actually, she said ‘Duhhhh’),” he captioned the images. Months later, Billie and Austin began a new chapter in their love story when they secretly welcomed their baby boy!
Dog The Bounty Hunter & Francie Frane
Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman revealed in May 2020 that he was going to say “I do” for the sixth time. The reality TV personality’s new love, Francie Frane, confirmed their surprise engagement in an interview that month. “I wasn’t expecting it at all,” she revealed. “I think I had gone to pick up some food and then when I came back he had all the lights turned down with just a few lights on and a bunch of candles lit. So when I came in I was like, ‘Wow, this is awesome.’ Then he said, ‘Come in, sit down because I need to talk to you.’”
Jeanie Mai & JeezyJeezy had the perfect surprise for Jeanie Mai during their March quarantine date. The rapper popped the question to Jeanie during a romantic dinner at their home, and Jeanie emphatically said “yes!” At the time, the couple had been together for just under one year, but they were more than ready to take their love to the next level. How sweet!
Ben Higgins & Jessica Clarke
From Bachelor to betrothed! Ben Higgins and his love Jessica Clarke got engaged in March, and Ben was so happy to finally begin his new journey with the woman he loves. “This weekend I asked Jessica to give me the honor of being her partner for life,” he began the caption to his March 30 Instagram post. “She said YES! I now officially have the most beautiful, kind hearted, supportive, well intentioned person to spend life with!”
Jenna Dewan & Steve Kazee
Jenna Dewan started 2020 with a whole lot of love. The Step Up star got engaged to her Broadway beau, Steve Kazee, in mid-February and was so excited to share the news. “A lifetime to love and grow with you…you have my heart,” the caption read. The couple also share a precious baby boy, who they welcomed one month later in March.