Celebrity Engagements 2018: Ariana Grande, Paris Hilton and More

Even though Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s recent engagement is the one fresh in everyone’s minds, they are far from the only famous couple who said “I will” to their soulmates and partners this year.

Paris Hilton kicked off the new year with some serious sparkle on her ring finger, and crooner Ed Sheeran similarly started 2018 fresh with the happy news that he and longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are set to be married. See which other celebrities got engaged in the first half of the calendar year.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

The engagement heard ‘round the world! Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship felt like a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it affair, but the pair have actually known each other at least since 2016, when Grande hosted Saturday Night Live that March. At the time, however, the two were just about to start dating other people: Grande was cozying up with rapper Mac Miller, and Davidson was reportedly dating Cazzie David (Larry David’s daughter). Both didn’t go public with their respective relationships until a few months later, however.

Then, just last month, the pair both announced their decisions to split from their longtime loves—first Grande, who confirmed her split from Miller May 10, then Davidson, who revealed his own breakup news on May 16. What followed next was speculation that the pair was dating, confirmed when Grande and Davidson each shared photos of themselves together on May 30; less than two weeks later, rumors began to circulate that the pair was engaged. Grande’s nearly $100,000 ring seems like a pretty sure, silent confirmation.

Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka

What better way to ring in the new year than with some seriously hot bling? Paris Hilton and actor Chris Zylka confirmed their engagement just after January 1, with Hilton explaining that her love had surprised her with a scenic, wintry proposal in Aspen, Colorado, where they spent the holiday weekend. Hilton told People that he was “so excited and surprised” the moment he dropped to one knee outdoors and asked for her hand in marriage.

“The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling,” she told the magazine. “I was shaking as I put it on. It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen!”

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn

Cue all the mushy, romantic wedding music! Ed Sheeran proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, over the holidays, and announced the exciting news via social media in late January. “Got myself a fiance just before new year,” he captioned a sweet photo of the two of them. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.”

The pair share two cats named Calipo and Dorito. They first started dating in the summer of 2015, when they met at Taylor Swift’s annual star-studded Fourth of July party at her home in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Lea Michele and Zandy Reich

This songbird is officially off the market. Former Glee star Lea Michele got engaged to her boyfriend, Zandy Reich, this past April, after dating for just under a year. And it wasn’t just with any ring, either: Reich presented Michele with an impressive 4-carat sparkler, which she showed off in a post to Instagram announcing their engagement with the simple caption, “Yes.” Earlier in the year, she shared a sweet note for her love in celebration of his birthday, recalling how a wedding had actually brought them together.


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“Thank god your best friend married my best friend and sat us next to each other at their wedding,” she wrote in January. “And though that was some time ago and I had the pleasure of being you friend for these past few years … now we are on this journey together and I couldn’t be happier … Happy Birthday Z I love you.”

Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden

When you know, you know. Taraji P. Henson and former NFL player Kelvin Hayden got engaged in May, and the Empire star could hardly contain her excitement. “I said yes y’all!!!” she captioned a photo of her engagement ring set against a plate full of chocolate-covered strawberries. “He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!! #sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS.”

The couple first revealed that they were dating back in December; hours before she revealed the exciting engagement news, Henson had shared a photo of the aforementioned Cartier love bracelets that Hayden gifted her, using the hashtag “ForeverKindaLove.”

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