When Ryan Phillippe was planning his proposal to longtime girlfriend, Stanford law student Paulina Slagter, he didn’t want just any ring.
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If you thought you caught up with all the celebs ringing in the new year with an engagement, we have one more (insanely adorable) proposal to share with you. DJ Ruckus sealed the deal with supermodel Shanina Shaik in a romantic beach-side proposal, which was all thanks to the help of Lenny Kravitz and Denzel Washington. (Yes, that’s a lot of A-list names for one romantic proposal.)
While the majority of us are only just starting to emerge from our post-New Year’s Eve, Netflix-encumbered hibernation, celebrity couples are already getting a head start on that “new year, new you” mentality on Instagram, jumping into 2016 with a serious commitment and showing off some pretty serious bling to go along with it.
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth’s instant, if occasionally up-and-down, connection on this season of The Bachelorette was enough to warm even the most jaded reality show aficionado’s heart. And now, almost seven months later, the couple proves their love affair is still going strong, sharing a number of their very romantic engagement photos exclusively with Brides.
“You shouldn’t have your mom pick it out because she has better taste than you. It should be something special and that you’re proud of,” says the former Dancing with the Stars pro, who covers the current issue of PEOPLE with his bride-to-be. “If you have the ability to make it personal, you should make it personal.”