The Most Shocking Celebrity Engagements of 2018 (So Far)
While 2018 has been a tough year in terms of celebrity breakups, other famous couples are proving love still exists. Engagements have been popping up left and right, with each one leaving us more surprised than the last.
Whether they only dated for a few weeks or have quite the significant age gap, these are the most shocking celebrity engagements of 2018 (so far).
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
Not long after Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin rekindled their romance, reports surfaced that the young celebrities became engaged. According to E! News, Bieber popped the question on July 7, 2018 on a trip in the Bahamas.
“They are engaged and it happened Saturday night in front of a crowd in Baker’s Bay,” a source told E! News. “Justin made arrangements for the ring when they were in NYC and knew that he wanted to propose to her. It was a sudden decision but Justin always knew Hailey and him had a special bond that was incomparable.”
The decision may have been sudden, but fans may not be all that surprised. In a 2016 interview with GQ magazine, Bieber suggested the possibility of marriage for the two. “What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged,” he said.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
After just two months of dating, several media outlets confirmed that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are planning to walk down the aisle. The news was announced on July 27, 2018, including the details of how the engagement went down.
A source revealed to People that Jonas shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store to choose Chopra’s ring. He proposed to her on July 18 — which just so happened to be her 36th birthday.
“They are so happy,” the source noted. “[Jonas’] friends and family have never seen him like this, and they’re all really excited for him. He’s definitely very serious about her,” added another source.
Katharine McPhee and David Foster
In July 2018, Katharine McPhee, 34, became engaged to Canadian composer David Foster, 68. Considering Foster is twice the age of the singer and actress, the couple has since become the subject of criticism.
McPhee turned to Twitter to clap back at any haters. “y’all should be worrying more about registering to vote and midterm elections than who’s marrying me,” she wrote. “thank you for coming to my TED talk.”
Others were less concerned with their age gap, and more focused on the fact that Foster has been married four times already. Most recently, he was married to Yolanda Hadid, but they finalized their divorce in October 2017. One Twitter user wrote, “Hope his 5th marriage & 8th engagement works out!”
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are feeling the love! They went public with their “very casual” relationship on May 21, 2018. Just weeks later, Davidson announced their engagement while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
A source told People at the time, “It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding.”
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Thanks to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, we have yet another royal wedding to look forward to. They’ll be walking down the aisle in October 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor (the same place Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot).
The official royal family Twitter account shared on Jan. 22, 2018, “The Duke And Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.”
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon
The Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti is finally getting her happy ending. She and her Bachelor in Paradise love interest, Jared Haibon, have had ups and downs since they met on the show in 2015. While Haibon didn’t reciprocate the strong feelings Iaconetti had, they ended up becoming close friends.
However, in 2018, Haibon realized he wanted something more. He penned Iaconetti a love letter, which clearly worked, as they confirmed their relationship in May. Just one month later, Haibon asked Iaconetti to marry him while in Mexico shooting the fifth season of Paradise — making their relationship truly come full-circle.
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