Will You Marry Me? 15 Over-The-Top Celebrity Proposals

November 1, 2013  |  
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Love them or hate them, we all felt warm and fuzzy when we heard Kimye’s proposal story. We’re all suckers for a little romance. And we’ve got 15 over-the-top celebrity proposals to put a little “aww” in your day. If you’ve got a romantic story to share, you know where to leave it.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kanye surprised Kim by skipping out on a concert and renting out San Francisco’s AT&T Park. When Kim showed up, the stadium was filled with her family and friends and a jumbotron flashed the words “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” Then Kanye got down on one knee and proposed with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring while an orchestra played Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful.”

Seal and Heidi Klum

Seal surprised Heidi by picking her up in a helicopter and whisking her away to the Canadian Rockies. They landed in a secluded spot where Seal had a team build an igloo and filled it with rose petals, candles, food, champagne and a bed. He popped the question once they were inside and they spent the night alone on the mountain.

DJ Kahled and Nicki Minaj

Not all over-the-top proposals are sweet. DJ Khaled surprised the world when he popped the question to Nicki Minaj on MTV out of the blue. For a minute, we thought these two might have something going on on the DL. But as it turns out, it was just a publicity stunt for their new single “I Wanna Be With You.”

Ciara and Future

Future pulled the ultimate romantic move when he proposed to Ciara at her 28th birthday celebration in New York City. Then he topped it all off with a 15-carat Avianne & Co. diamond ring.

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

Kandi and Todd fell in love while filming Real Housewives of Atlanta where Todd was a line producer. Todd pulled the ultimate family-man move by talking to Kandi’s 10-year-old daughter Riley to make sure it was OK with her first. Then he popped the question on New Year’s Day during a party at their home with all their friends and family around.

Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones

If you watch Love and Hip-Hop New York, you remember Chrissy and Jim’s adorable proposals. First Chrissy proposed to Jim Jones when she got tired of waiting for him to put a ring on it. Then Jim flipped the script and surprised her during a girl’s night out and proposed right back to let her know he was serious about keeping her in his life.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are known for puffing trees. So we think it was cute that Wiz proposed to Amber Rose first thing in the morning while his mind was clear and they were still in bed. Wiz said, “I gave her the real me. I didn’t cry. But she was crying so much she didn’t know what to do. I was like, ‘Say something, yo!’ I didn’t let her take time to think about it. Knew she was going to say yes.”

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Maatthew McConaughey won Camila over with a special Christmas proposal. When their families were unwrapping presents, Matthew handed her a ring that was wrapped 8 boxes deep. She pulled out box after box after box. Then when she got to the ring, Matthew got on one knee and asked “Will you marry me and take my name?’

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Nick knew he had to bring his A-game when proposing to Mariah — so he did it twice. The first time he popped the question on a rooftop under the stars with a 17-carat diamond hidden inside a candy ring pop.

But he also knew that Mariah had always dreamed of being kidnapped by a knight in shining armor. So a few days later, Nick “kidnapped” Mariah via helicopter and proposed while they were in the air.

Michelle and Barack Obama

President Obama proposed to the first lady during dinner at a Chicago restaurant. Michelle had just been lecturing Barack about how they needed to get serious about their relationship. Then the ring came in on a dessert plate. After he proposed, he smiled and said “That kind of shuts you up, doesn’t it?”

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

Jordan Bratman proposed to Christina Aguielera while they were on vacation in Carmel, California. He had her room filled with rose petals and gift boxes. Each box had a present and a poem (that Jason wrote) that described his feelings for Christina. When she opened the last box, there was a 5 carat diamond ring inside and Jordan got down on one knee.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith said, “When you live the kind of lifestyle that we live, simplicity becomes the jewel.” So instead of going over the top, he rolled over in bed and asked Jada to marry him. No bended knee, no ring. He just knew at that moment she was who he wanted to be with. And now they’re working on 16 years together.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Dean asked Tori to marry him after they’d only been dating for three months. He took her on a carriage ride down a road that he had lined with Christmas lights. Then he took her to a clearing surrounded by Christmas trees and proposed with a diamond and sapphire ring.

Snooki and Jeff Miranda

These two never got married. But Jeff pulled out all of the stops when he posed shirtless for a 2010 issue of Steppin’ Out magazine under the headline “Will you marry me?” Snooki quietly refused by later Tweeting that she was still single and not interested in getting married any time soon. But then she turned around and said yes to his cousin Jionni LaValle when he proposed with a 5 carat ring.

Pink and Carey Hart

Four years into dating Carey Hart, Pink got tired of waiting for him to pop the question. So she hung out in the pit during his next race and held up a sign that read “Will you marry me?” Carey stopped in the middle of the race, got off of his bike and said “yes”.

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