Reports surfaced this week that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are officially engaged, and while their reps haven’t confirmed anything, we’re hoping this rumor is true. Because a holiday proposal is just so romantic!
If Timberlake did indeed get down on one knee, in the snow, with a backdrop of sparking Christmas lights and as a horse-drawn carriage passes—okay, I have no idea how it could’ve gone down, but in my mind, that’s how it happened. Anyway, if he did indeed propose to Jessica over the holidays, he’s certainly not the first. Here are 7 celebrities who got engaged during the Christmas holidays.
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard: Sad endings aside, Zooey announced her engagement to Deathcab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard in December 2008. At the time, it was a match made in hipster heaven. I think they had the ceremony at Urban Outfitters.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel: On Wednesday, December 26, 2007, Josh Duhamel’s rep announced he was engaged to Fergie, his girlfriend of three years. Only a month before, Fergie was seen wearing a diamond ring, but her rep denied engagement rumors. So much for that!
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: After they got engaged in December 2010, Witherspoon said: “What I’m finding out is that it’s very comfortable to be with somebody who understands my career, but doesn’t do what I do. He’s a great guy. He’s wonderful.”
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: Tori and Dean engaged in December 2005. Since then, they’ve been the ideal happily married couple. And I don’t know what they have more of--kids or reality shows. Or goats. I'm gonna go with goats.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: They met on the set of Black Swan, and the couple got engaged during the 2010 holidays. We all watched Natalie Portman grow up in front of us, so it came as quite a surprise. And if that wasn’t enough, she announced her pregnancy at the same time.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: Cibrian proposed to Rimes over the 2010 Christmas weekend, presenting her with a 5-carat diamond ring. Such a romantic engagement. Except for the fact that she was married when they hooked up. And so was he. And he had two kids. Other than that, though totally romantic!
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris: Hugh announced his engagement to Crystal Harris over the holiday weekend last year, Tweeting: Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all!.” We all know how it ended, but don’t worry. Hef has no shortage of blonde bombshells.