Julianne Hough could not be happier following her engagement to Brooks Laich. The dancer got engaged to her professional ice hockey boyfriend in August, and says she knew that she would spend the rest of her life with him since they first met in December 2013.
"When I met him it was kind of like, yeah, I knew and I think he knew too," she told E! News, adding: "We kind of knew it was going to happen."
Brooks presented Julianne with a stunning five carat oval shaped diamond ring from jeweller Lorraine Schwartz when he proposed, and the 27-year-old loves her new piece of jewellery.
Julianne Hough is engaged to Brooks Laich
"I never thought I would be that girl to be like, 'Look [at my ring!]' but it is pretty awesome," she said.
As for wedding plans? Julianne says she and Brooks aren't in any rush to walk down the aisle.
"We're just enjoying our engagement," Julianne said. "I think right now we're just enjoying that part. We really enjoy our stages. I think we enjoyed the dating stage and being engaged, so I think we like to enjoy each stage."
Julianne said she isn't in any rush to get married
Julianne announced her engagement with an Instagram post in August, telling fans: "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love."
The blonde beauty has since given a peek at her engagement ring in a selfie shared by one of her friends as they enjoyed a night out at a Taylor Swift concert. Brooks reportedly spent months working with Lorraine Schwartz to find the perfect engagement ring, and it appears Julianne is impressed with his choice judging by a recent post on her blog.
"The ring itself makes me feel very feminine and takes my breath away every time I look down, which I can't stop doing, by the way," Julianne wrote. "When it comes to taking it off, forget it. I'll even wake up in the middle of the night to make sure it's still there!"