It’s official — Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner are engaged. The 6-foot-2 model known for her time on the Victoria’s Secret runway has been dating Joshua — who also happens to be Jared Kushner’s brother — for years. And though she’s kept their relationship quiet over the years, she’s broken the silence with a heartfelt Instagram post expressing her love.
“I love you more than I have words to express. Josh, you’re my best friend and my soulmate,” her post reads. “I can’t wait for forever together. Yes a million times over.” She also included an adorable photo of her kissing his cheek — and they seem very much in love.
Karlie remains tight-lipped about her fiancé
The Hollywood Reporter notes Karlie and Joshua began dating all the way back in 2012. And though she hasn’t given much detail as to how the two got together, we suspect it could have been while she was working on one of her business ventures. Karlie has represented brands like Swarovski, Adidas, Express, Estee Lauder, and Carolina Herrera — and she also founded her own organization that teaches girls how to code. In essence, it’s no surprise Joshua was attracted to Karlie’s beauty and brains, especially because he’s a technology entrepreneur himself.
Though she has yet to gush about all their relationship details, she does note that she was “definitely not planning on falling in love” when she did. She adds, “that’s the thing about it — you can’t anticipate or plan it.” And thus devoted fans have followed the adorable couple on Instagram to get a closer look at their romance blossom.
What it’s like dating a Kushner
It seems Joshua and Jared Kushner have several respectable differences when it comes to their political views. And while Karlie likes keeping her relationship under wraps, Harper’s Bazaar notes that’s been tougher given how many headlines her fiancé’s brother has been in this past year. Jared Kushner, the older brother, is the senior advisor and son-in-law to Donald Trump.
There may also be tension since Karlie publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton and frequently speaks in favor of gun control. As for Joshua, while you may assume he’s a Republican like his brother, his representative told Esquire that he’s actually in favor of the Democratic party and also seemingly shares many of Karlie’s views.
Friend and business partner to the Kushners, Kenneth Pasternak, also told the publication that Josh is certainly a family man, too, just like his brother. For this reason, it was expected that Karlie would convert to Judaism if they were to marry. And sure enough, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reports she did just that.
The engagement details we know so far
Karlie and Josh haven’t given the public much to work with regarding their engagement details aside from the Instagram photo. But a source close to the couple told People that during a romantic weekend in New York, Josh popped the question. “They’re both overjoyed and happily celebrating. Their hearts are full and they’re excited to build their future together,” the source said.
As for the wedding, we can most likely expect plenty of Jewish traditions — especially because Karlie converted. Another source told People that Karlie has “never been one to make decisions lightly,” so she’s taken a lot of time “reflecting and learning.”
As of now, the two of them are celebrating in Italy. They were spotted on David Geffen’s luxury $200 million yacht with Sir Paul McCartney, Daily Mail Online reports. Karlie was also spotted sticking her middle finger toward the paparazzi — and Josh looked deeply embarrassed.
Karlie maintains she has ‘nothing to hide’
During summer 2018 (but before their engagement), Karlie talked to Porter magazine about her long-standing romance — and they asked her why she chooses to keep her and her beau out of the spotlight. Harper’s Bazaar reports she said, “Carolina Herrera always says, ‘A woman who’s an open book is boring.’ There’s no mystery anymore.” Perhaps all this time, Karlie just likes to keep the world guessing.
In the same interview, she also added that she never planned on being “so secretive,” but that’s just how their relationship ended up. “I’m not trying to hide that from the world; I just really like having a more private private life,” she said. She also reassured her fans with, “I’ve got nothing to hide, though!”
Hopefully, when it comes to their wedding, the happy couple will share more with the general public.
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