Josephine Skriver had a very big month. After appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show earlier in November—her third outing on the lingerie brand’s notorious runway—the model wrote on Instagram that she was taking a “break from social media” in order to “sail the Norwegian waters in search for orcas and the northern lights!”
That was November 16. Since then, she’s returned to Instagram, and judging by her posts, she’s succeeded on both counts, and then on another: During her trip abroad, she and longtime boyfriend Alexander DeLeon—a musician, formerly of The Cab, who now records as Bohnes and goes by Alex—got engaged. Or, as Skriver put it, “I SAID HELL-FREAKIN’-YES!!!!” (Her emphasis.)
Here’s what happened, according to Skriver’s effusive post. After tracking down orcas “in their natural habitat” in Norway, they took a road trip over to neighboring Finland to track down the northern lights. DeLeon had conspired to set up a bonfire on the surface of a frozen lake (sounds like a hazard, honestly) under a full moon. There was hot chocolate “to keep us warm,” she wrote. “Like…is he crazy?!???” (That same day, she added, the Bohnes song “Aurora Borealis”—the first DeLeon apparently wrote about her—debuted.) There, he presented her with the ring—a photo of which also appears in the Instagram post that doubles as their engagement announcement—and “of course it was 1millionxYES!!!”
DeLeon posted a close-up of the ring on Skriver’s finger, her face smiling in the background, to his Twitter. “My fiancé!!!!!!!!” he captioned (his emphasis); on the same photo on his Instagram, he wrote, “forever. <3.”
Josephine Skriver and DeLeon have been dating since 2013; they share a home in Nashville and, judging by their Instagrams, they travel together a whole lot (Iceland, Antarctica, and Thailand, among other places). So if their adventures thus far are any indicator (“You are my biggest adventure,” Skriver wrote on her Instagram), their wedding will perhaps take place in some far-flung destination.
All of the Celebrities Who’ve Gotten Engaged in 2018 (So Far)
Leona Lewis announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, dancer and choreographer Dennis Jauch, on November 28, 2018.
Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver and the musician Alex DeLeon became engaged on November 23rd, 2018.
Keeping with her cool girl status, Zoë Kravitz has been so casual about the fact that the actor Karl Glusman presented her with an antique ring (which she’d been admiring on Instagram) back in February that she didn’t share the news until this October—and was apparently so nonchalant about it, it came off as a joke.
Having called off her engagement to her then boyfriend of five years, Taylor Kinney, in July of 2016, Lady Gaga revealed that she’s once again engaged when she thanked her “fiancé,” Christian Carino, during a speech she gave in October of 2018. (Carino, who happens to be her agent, also happens to have a tattoo of Gaga’s face on his arm.)
Gina Rodriguez and fellow actor Joe Locicero announced that they’d gotten engaged in August of 2018—two years he joined Rodriguez in an episode of Jane the Virgin, guest starring as a stripper.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who are a decade apart in age and only appeared in public together for the first time in 2017, have been practically inseparable this year, making it only natural that they got engaged in July.
In true contrast to Goulding and Jopling’s newspaper announcement, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart let her millions of followers know that she’d gotten engaged to the soccer player Kevin Trapp via a Coldplay-soundtracked video.
Hailey Baldwin effectively put an end to the rumors that had been swirling about her and Shawn Mendes by getting engaged to Justin Bieber just a month after she took Mendes as her date to the Met Gala. Bieber popped the question mid-salsa dancing with Baldwin in the Bahamas, a few years after they briefly dated and broke up in 2015.
Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner shared some rare news about their notably private, five-year-long relationship in July when Kloss announced they were engaged. After making things official in October with a low-key ceremony, Kloss can now count not just Kushner, but also their now fellow sister-in-law Ivanka Trump among the new members of her extended family.
While partying in a backyard to celebrate the 4th of July, 25-year-old Chance the Rapper made the day even more festive by proposing to Kirsten Corley. (The pair has been dating for several years, and has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.)
In what seems like eons ago, was in fact only just this past June, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson somehow made their whirlwind relationship even more surprising by announcing they were engaged, with a $93,000 engagement ring as proof. By October, however, they’d called things off, prompting Grande to share her advice for finding the perfect engagement ring: “Don’t.”
“When you think you’re flying into a photoshoot and then you look down and see this,” Devon Windsor captioned the stunningly picturesque Instagram of the words “MARRY ME?” spelled out onto a beach that she apparently saw out the window in June, effectively announcing her engagement to her longtime, low-key boyfriend, Johnny Dex.
Taraji P. Henson got engaged to the former NFL player Kelvin Hayden in May of 2018, whose proposal apparently made her cry so hard that her “lashes ended up on the floor.”
Burying her “conscious uncoupling” a bit further into the past, Gwyneth Paltrow started off the new year by getting engaged to Brad Falchuk in January. Naturally, she shared the news via the cover of Goop Magazine‘s Love and Sex issue, though kept things much more low-key when they quietly wed in September.