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As Beyonce famously put it, “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it,” and these celebrity women took matters into their own hands and asked for that ring—or maybe they had one ready to go. Here are 14 celebrity women who proposed to their men!

Joseline Hernandez

Puerto Rican princess Joseline got tired of waiting around for now-hubby Stevie J and popped the question herself saying, “Waiting on Stevie, you’ll get grey cootie cat hairs!”


Chrissy Lampkin

Reality TV star and stylist Chrissy Lampkin proposed to her man, rapper Jim Jones. She says she did it to “let him know that I love him enough and I am proud and happy enough to display that to the world.” Whether they’ll actually ever jump the broom remains to be seen two years later.

Gretchen Rossi

On a very recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Gretchen Rossi decided to become an actual wife and proposed to her longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley.


Jennifer Hudson

One of America’s sweethearts, and idol to curvy women everywhere, took control of her love life when she got down on one knee—old school style—and asked her boyfriend David Otunga to marry her. The proposal doubled as one of David’s birthday presents.



Are we at all surprised that outrageous and outspoken Pink took matters into her own hands with husband Carey Hart? During the motocross champion’s third lap around a Mammoth, California race, Pink held up a sign asking, “Will you marry me?”

Elizabeth Taylor

Proof that asking him is a classy move: one of the most elegant women of Hollywood popped the question to her co-star Montgomery Clift. The twist: he said no! But props to Elizabeth for being game. Anyways, she had seven husbands in the end so she wasn’t exactly lonely.

Halle Berry

David Justice lived out every man’s dream when bombshell Halle asked him to marry her. The marriage only lasted four years, but we don’t think that the she-asked-him move had anything to do with that.

Britney Spears

Maybe we’ll stop accusing Kevin Federline of being after Britney’s money when we realize that she asked him to tie the knot. Their union lasted two short but sweet years.

Billie Piper

Young and innocent Billie was only 18 and at the beginning of her singing and acting career when she asked radio host Chris Evans to go the distance. They exchanged vows in 2001 but were divorced by 2007.

Heather Mills

Heather Mills proposed to her first husband, Alfie Karmal. Little did she know she had bigger and better men to conquer in the matrimonial field. She later became Mrs. Paul McCartney.


Zsa Zsa Gábor

The Hungarian-born actress and socialite married nine times—once to hotel magnate Conrad Hilton—and popped the question each and every time all on her own. That just goes to show what power a hot accent combined with a pretty face can have over men!

Queen Elizabeth

That’s right! Her royalty proposed to Albert, her first cousin, when they both admitted to being attracted to one another. The Queen was 20 years old when she wed, and had already held the thrown for two years at that point, so marrying within the family was the right “political decision.”

Kristen Bell

Even the shyest-seeming of women have reversed the roles! Actress Kristen Bell proposed to her funny hubby Dax Sheppard—and in a Tweet!


Where it all began…

All these gutsy women have the original “Lonely Bridget” to thank for their freedom. In Fifth Century Ireland, St. Bridget complained that women were fed up with waiting around for their men to propose. In response to which, St. Patrick decreed that once every four years—on leap year—women were allowed to propose to their men.

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