These 9 Female Celebrities Actually Proposed to Their Significant Others
Hollywood’s leading ladies are just that — leading ladies. All of us fangirling on the sidelines look to them as an example. And we’re not just talking about the way they set trends with their fashions, although we all know that Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella ‘fits are epic every year.
When they’re #relationshipgoals, we look to them for dating advice, and when they’re public with their political views, we look to them for advice in that area, too. So whether they’re setting examples with their Women’s March participation or their openness about infertility struggles, we’ve got our eyes on them for more than just how to look, but how to live.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen our fair share of bad examples over the years — mostly from young stars who just can’t seem to get their ish together. But then there are Hollywood hotties who are pushing boundaries and leading the way for others to do the same. Bella Thorne recently posed nude and un-retouched to promote body confidence, Halsey spoke out about slut-shaming after backlash over a Playboy magazine cover, and Taylor Swift took a radio DJ to court and won after he sexually assaulted her. Talk about using your platform for good! That’s exactly the kind of stuff we’d like to see more of.
But this isn’t a new thing and it isn’t only exclusive to famous people on the young end of the spectrum. Take these married women, for instance, who all decided that instead of waiting around for their boyfriends to propose, they’d take matters into their own hands! By popping the question, they weren’t just proclaiming their love for their guys, but they were bucking up against an ancient tradition. We’re sure that moments like this have given girls all over the country the confidence to do the same, whether they’re devising the greatest promposal ever or getting down on one knee.
Even though they had a kid together and were clearly committed to each other, Kristen and Dax Shepard waited six years to get married. Why? Because they wanted to wait until gay marriage was legalized — only once there was equality in the U.S. would they finally tie the knot. Incredible!
So in 2013 when the Defense of Marriage Act got shot down, the actress took to Twitter to propose to her longtime BF. Her post read, "Will you marry me? Xo. #marriageequality #loveislove" to which Dax replied, "F*** Yes!" They got married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk office that same year. Aw!