10 female celebrities who proposed to their male partners
- Some female celebrities have flipped the script and chosen to propose to their boyfriends.
- Kristen Bell proposed to Dax Shepard on Twitter after marriage equality became legal in California.
- Singer Pink asked motorcross racer Carey Hart to marry her in the middle of a race.
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Some female celebrities are flipping the script on “She said yes!”
Instead of waiting to be proposed to by their male partners, these 10 famous women chose to pop the question themselves.
Here are 10 female celebrities who staged their own proposals.
Pink asked motorcross racer Carey Hart to marry her in 2005 while he was racing in the Pro 250 class finals.
As Hart began his third lap around the track, Pink held up a pit board that read, “Will You Marry Me?” When he didn’t pull over, she added “Serious!” Cary accepted the singer’s proposal, and they married in Costa Rica in 2006. They have two children together.
Kristen Bell proposed to Dax Shepard on Twitter after marriage equality became legal in California.
Bell and Shepard didn’t want to tie the knot until every couple had the right to marry. When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, legalizing same-sex marriage in California, Bell popped the question in a tweet.
“[email protected] will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove,” she wrote.
His reply? “F*** yes!!!!!!!!!!!”
Retired Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn proposed to New Jersey Devils defenseman PK Subban on Christmas in 2019.
The couple had already announced their engagement in August 2019 when Subban proposed to Vonn. But Vonn said that she wanted Subban to have a ring too.
“Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!!” Vonn wrote on Twitter. “On our 2 year anniversary, in a ‘non-traditional’ move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes ! Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings! #MerryChristmas #equality”
The couple announced their split in December 2020 after postponing their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg proposed to Barry Diller, and they’ve been married since 2001.
Von Furstenberg turned Diller’s proposals down several times before she took matters into her own hands.
“One year I didn’t know what to give him for his birthday, and I called him and said, ‘You know, if you want, for your birthday I’ll marry you,’ she told O Magazine. He replied with “Let me see if I can arrange it.”
Out of Elizabeth Taylor’s eight marriages, she proposed once, to Michael Wilding.
Taylor proposed to Wilding, a British actor, while working on a film in England in 1952. They had two children together before divorcing in 1957.
Judy Sheindlin, better known as the no-nonsense Judge Judy, proposed to her husband Jerry Sheindlin.
Sheindlin had been married once for 12 years before she met her now-husband in a bar. When he continued to express ambivalence about the importance of getting married, she asked him to marry her herself.
“I did propose to him,” Sheindlin told DuJour. “I said to him, ‘Where is this relationship going?’ And he tried to weasel out of it, with his, ‘Well, you know, why do we have to get married?’ Whatever. He finally capitulated. I told him to pick a date. He picked Flag Day.”
Actress Haley Lu Richardson and Brett Dier were together for seven years before Richardson popped the question.
While chatting with Busy Philipps on “Busy Tonight,” Richardson said that she had asked Dier to marry her.
“I just asked,” she said. “Neither of us are, like, crazy romantic people, so nothing was planned. He was sitting there eating a pizza and he was telling me a joke that Shia LaBeouf had said in an interview, and he was, like, pretending to be Shia LaBeouf explaining this joke and for some reason I just cut him off and was like, ‘Wanna marry me?'”
Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline in 2004.
The couple was on a flight from Ireland to New York when Spears proposed, she told Entertainment Weekly.
“All of a sudden I said, ‘What if you want to get married?’ And I kind of went from there to asking him if he would marry me,” she said.
Spears and Federline divorced three years later, in 2007.
Jennifer Hudson proposed to David Otunga in 2009, five months after he proposed to her.
Otunga had proposed to Hudson on her birthday, so she returned the favor on his birthday with a five-carat ring.
They announced their separation after 10 years together in 2017.
Gretchen Rossi asked Slade Smiley to marry her on an episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” in 2013.
Rossi got down on one knee to ask Smiley to marry her. He got down on one knee to say yes.
“With this ring, I hope you’ll say yes, and I hope you’ll marry me, and I hope we’ll have a wonderful, fabulous, maybe not perfect, but happy life together,” she said.
The couple welcomed a daughter, Skylar, in July 2019.
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