From the infamous and extravagant royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to the simple civil ceremony of Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, 2011 was a big year for celebrity engagements and marriages.
With celebrity engagements come celebrity engagement rings–here are some of our favorites in 2011:
“Gossip Girl” actress Elizabeth Hurley got engaged to Shane Warne this year after he got down on one-knee with this Sapphire beauty. According to UsMagazine.com, Shane proposed with a gorgeous 9-carat center sapphire set in platinum and adorned with a 2-carat trillion cut diamond on each side.
Kate Hudson announced her engagement to Muse front man Matthew Bellamy after Matt Lauer noticed the sparkler in the middle of her Today Show Interview on April 27th. Kate didn’t announce the engagement before the show, and was waiting for someone to notice (How could you not!!) According to UsMagazine.com the platinum-set emerald center stone with tapered baguettes on each side is approximately 9 carats.
Anne Hathaway and longtime boyfriend Adam Schulman announced their engagement this November. According to UsMagazine.com the platinum and diamond ring measures at 6-carats. Looks like the “Princess Diaries” star is finally getting her fairy-tale ending!
Pop Star Britney Spears and former agent Jason Trawick got engaged this December while celebrating Jason’s 40th birthday. According to UsMagazine.com, Trawick didn’t want a giant center stone; he instead wanted to focus on the quality and beauty of a platinum setting. Britney’s gorgeous 3-carat diamond is set in platinum with diamonds throughout the entire ring. Nice Job Jason!
While some said their “I do’s” earlier in the year, some lucky ladies received the surprise over the Holidays. On Christmas, NBA legend Michael Jordan proposed to his girlfriend of three years Yvette Prieto, and Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves got engaged. While bringing in the New Year, Mario Lopez proposed to his girlfriend Courtney Mazza of three years on a trip to Mexico, LeBron James proposed to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson, and “American Idol” finalist James Durbin married his longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe.
Are there any of your favorite celebrity engagements or celebrity weddings that we missed? Who do you think will get engaged this year?