Celebrity engagements of 2017

Because there's nothing more exciting than a proposal!
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From the biggest engagement news of the year – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding – to our favourite Kiwi stars, we take a look back through the celebrity engagements on 2017.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Hands down the engagement of the year! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 28. With so much anticipation leading up to this announcement, it’s safe to say we were beyond ecstatic for the happy couple!

2 /19

Art Green and Matilda Rice

The pair, who met on The Bachelor NZ, always seem to melt our hearts in their photos together. Matilda and Art announced their engagement on September 17. When talking to Woman’s Day Matilda expressed her excitement saying, “I’m over the bloody moon – I didn’t know I could even feel this happy. I just want to scream it from the rooftops.”

3 / 19

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie

Turns out John Snow does know something! These lovebirds met and fell in love on the set of Game of Thrones!

4 / 19

Sarah Walker and Vin Elliot

Like something out of a movie! Vin proposed to the BMX champion on a peak above Kaimanawa Forest!

5 / 19

Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee

It’s second time lucky for Caroline. She has found ‘the one’ in former NBA player, David Lee! The happy couple were engaged in November.

6 / 19

Pua Magasiva and Lizz Sadler

The shorty star proposed to his blonde beauty, Lizz, in October. “Lizz is everything I am looking in for a partner and more,” he told Woman’s Day.

7 / 19

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones actress Sophie posted a photo of her stunning ring to Instagram saying, “I said yes” in October, leaving fans in a frenzy. The pair had been dating since 2016.

8 / 19

Claudia Conaglen and Paul Ejamme

She was sent home early on the second season of The Bachelor, but Claudia Conaglen found her Prince Charming soon after. Financial advisor Paul Ejamme proposed to Claudia in February. “Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my soul mate” she gushed.

9 / 19

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons

The Fargo co stars got engaged in January after only dating for 6 months!

10 / 19

Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter

The Kiwi actress announced her engagement on the television show Hollywood Today Live. She said the proposal came as a complete surprise and that Jason popped the question while they were chilling out on the couch at home. Maybe not the most romantic of proposals, but sweet all the same!

11 / 19

Lady Gaga and Christian Carino

A secret engagement! The pair have reportedly been secretly engaged for months, how romantic!

12 / 19

Ardie Savea and Saskia Hartmann-Hechenberger

All Black Ardie proposed to his long time girlfriend in December, just days after she’d given birth to their first child Kobe. Check out the massive sparkler on her finger!

13 / 19

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

Yes, it’s the engagement that brought many fans to tears over their childhood crush. Let’s be honest though, they do make a wonderful pair!

14 / 19

Kim Dotcom and Elizabeth Donnelly

Internet mogul Kim proposed to his 22-year-old girlfriend in January. It will be the second marriage for Dotcom. He and his former wife Mona split in 2014.

15 / 19

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook

This may be one of the sweetest videos we’ve ever seen. The moment after Kaley was proposed to! We’re crying too.

16 / 19

Grace Rasmussen and Mark Kara

After being together for 10 years, Silver Fern didn’t hesitate when Mark asked her for hand in marriage. And the pair wasted no time in getting to the altar – they tied the knot in November.

17 / 19

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk

While they haven’t publicly announced it yet, Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly engaged to her television producer boyfriend Brad Falchuk. After ‘consciously uncoupling’ from husband Chris Martin in 2014, it looks like Gwyneth has finally found happiness.

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Maggie Barry and Grant Kerr

It’s the first wedding for former TV host and now National MP Maggie Barry. The 57-year-old admitted she “didn’t really see the point until now.” The wedding planning had to take a back seat to September’s general election though.

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Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen

The happy couple, who had been together for nearly a decade with two children, became engaged in May. Lance posted to his Instagram with his gorgeous fiance saying, “She said….. YES!!!!”

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