Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins Are Engaged!
Congratulations to Lauren Alaina and her longtime boyfriend, Alex Hopkins: The couple is engaged!
Alaina announced her happy news on Instagram on Saturday (July 21). In keeping with her tradition of making puns in all of her photo captions, Alaina wrote, "Being yours forever has a nice 'RING' to it."
"WE ARE ENGAGED," Alaina added, along with the hashtag #HoppilyEverHopkins. "EEEK."
On his own Instagram account, Hopkins shared the same photo, with the caption, "Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you for the first time, the future Mrs. Lauren Hopkins."
Alaina and Hopkins met in 2012 -- on July 5, to be exact -- and began dating later that year. According to Hopkins, he (nervously) asked Alaina out officially on Oct. 14, "and for whatever reason, she [said] yes." In May, Alaina told Taste of Country that the couple had talked about marriage, but that she didn't know when the big day would come.
"I love him. He is my best friend. He's like an actual angel on earth," Alaina said at the time. "He’s the most attractive man I have ever seen. Like every time I look at him — I mean, the older we get, the more attractive he gets and I’m starting to be like, 'Glad we met at 17 because you are way cuter than me.'"
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