15 Of The Best Celebrity Proposals, And 1 That Will Make You Cringe

Diply 24 Apr 2018

There's always a lot of pressure to plan a flawless proposal, isn't there? Luckily, most of these celebrities managed to do themselves proud when it came to theirs.

I mean, these celeb proposals are complete #RelationshipGoals. Their ideas are just so beautiful and romantic — they really know how to put a ring on it!

As well as 15 incredible proposals, we also have one that's cringey AF, one that didn't quite go as planned. But did it have a happy ending? You'll just have to keep reading to find out!

1. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin 


When George went to pop the question to Amal, he apparently couldn't get her to sit still for long enough to utter those four little words... When he finally managed to get her to settle down, he instructed her to light a candle using the box of matches behind her. In it was a ring. Instead of screaming with delight like most women do, Amal said, "It's a ring," thinking someone had left it behind or something. #LOL

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2. Eva Longoria and José Bastón

Instagram | @evalongoria

The story goes that while in Dubai traveling, José surprised Eva with a romantic wedding proposal in the middle of the desert, where he created a lounge of lanterns, pillows, and throws amongst the sand dunes. The ruby ring he proposed with was seriously beautiful and fit for a real-life desert queen. Eva has said that José has "raised the bar for men everywhere."

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3. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

Instagram | @tombrady

Back in 2008 when Tom Brady proposed to Gisele Bündchen on Christmas Eve, he took her on a private jet filled with white roses and champagne, and popped the question. Tom pulled out all of the stops and even invited Gisele's parents onboard to watch their daughter's special moment. Most men ask their girlfriend's father for permission to propose, they don't invite them along for the whole affair!

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4. Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga

Instagram | @ladygaga

What day could be more romantic to propose on than on the day of love — aka Valentine's Day?! That's exactly what Taylor Kinney planned when he asked Lady Gaga to be his wife... Taylor said that he got down on one knee with a heart-shaped ring while it was snowing outside. According to Lady Gaga, it couldn't have been any more romantic. While these two are no longer dating, this was, hands down, one of the best celebrity proposals ever!

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5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 

Instagram | @kimkardashian

This world-famous couple might have three kids, a beautiful house, and the most amazing wedding, but they also had the most wonderful proposal. On Kimmy's 33rd birthday, Kanye took her to a ballpark with all her friends and family and surprised her with a massive 15-carat engagement ring and "Please Marry Me!" written on the scoreboard. This proposal wasn't just romantic but memorable, too. Hats off to you, Yeezy.

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6. Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara

Instagram | @sofiavergara

When Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara, he made sure to incorporate her Colombian roots into the proposal, speaking to her in Spanish. Joe famously said how anxious he was, not about the proposal but about getting his Spanish right! Luckily, his Spanish was on point and she said yes, which eventually led to the ultimate fairytale wedding.

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7. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Instagram | @nph

In 2007, David Burtka asked Neil Patrick Harris to marry him in the sweetest and most memorable way ever. On the way back from an event, David asked their limo driver to pull over for a minute — on the street where the two had originally met. He hopped out of the car, got down on one knee, and proposed then and there! The two celebrated with an intimate Italian wedding and now have two adorable kids who they #Win Halloween with every year.

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8. John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh 

Instagram | @johnstamos

To woo his Disney-mad girlfriend, John Stamos planned the proposal to beat all proposals. Working with Disney CEO Bob Iger and animator Paul Briggs, John put together a short movie of all of Disney's most romantic moments. This short film was shown to McHugh at Disneyland, where John then proposed. Is somebody cutting onions in here?

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9. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd 

Instagram | @petajanefans

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's proposal has been described as "show-stopping" because it quite literally stopped a show! During a performance of "Sway" on Dancing With The Stars, Maksim stopped the show, got down on one knee, and told Peta that he was in love with her and would be for the rest of his life, asking her to be his wife. I'm sure that this performance got extra points!

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10. Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements

Instagram | @corbinbleu

He's not just the jock from High School Musical, think of Corbin Bleu as a real-life Prince Charming, who planned a Disney-themed proposal for his boo Sasha Clements. During a 2014 trip to Disneyland, Corbin stopped Clements in front of Cinderella's castle, handed her a glass slipper that held an engagement ring, and popped the question. She said "yaaasssssss!"

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11. Ciara and Russell Wilson 

Instagram | @enstars

In March last year, Russell surprised Ciara with a trip away. To make things a little more interesting, onboard the plane, he gave her a "travel roulette" game which had 30 possible destinations on it for her to guess from. Once they'd arrived in Seychelles, Russell took Ciara to the private "Honeymoon Beach" and proposed. Just look at how happy they look!

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12. Tara Lipinski and Todd Kapostasy

Instagram | @voltairdiamonds

Todd Kapostasy proposed to his Olympic skater girlfriend Tara Lipinski on Christmas in 2015 and made sure to make it extra special creative. Knowing that Tara loved window displays, he got The Plaza Hotel to put a picture he painted of him proposing to Tara in front of their house on display. While Tara was looking at the picture, he got down on one knee... You can probably guess the rest!

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13. Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union 

Instagram | @dwaynewade

What makes this proposal so sweet is the fact it was a family affair! Wade got sons Zion and Zaire, and his nephew to be part of the proposal. The idea was to surprise Gabrielle, so the family planned a "normal" day. The kids put on a skit and created a sign that read, "Will you marry us?" Gabrielle thought it was just the kids messing around, but turned to see Dwayne down on one knee and realized it was real. She quickly said yes!

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14. Nick and Vanessa Lachey

Instagram | @vanessalachey

In 2010, Nick and Vanessa Lachey decided to splurge on a romantic night out to celebrate both of their birthdays, but that wasn't all Nick had planned. Vanessa thought that the tasting menu, wine pairing, and champagne they were eating was a little too elaborate, but Nick convinced her they deserved a treat. Once they'd enjoyed the food, Nick surprised Vanessa with a ring and popped the question. They've been together ever since!

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15. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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According to Meghan Markle — aka a real-life princess-to-be — Prince Harry proposed in the most intimate and relaxed way. This kind of proposal isn't one that you'd expect from a royal, but Meghan obviously loved it! It was a cozy night in and they were roasting chicken when Prince Harry dropped to his knee and uttered those four little words, "Will you marry me?" Their wedding will be the event of the century!

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16. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Instagram | @iamcamilaalves

Matthew McConaughey decided to propose to Camila Alves but things didn't quite go to plan. He wrapped the engagement ring eight boxes deep and gave it to Camila at a big family Christmas. When Camila opened the box, she turned to see McConaughey on one knee, who then proceeded to ask "Will you marry me?" Unfortunately, Camilla's answer was not an immediate yes, in fact, it took a while for her to agree to marry him. #Awkward

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