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A little extra sparkle! Newly engaged Cara Santana shows off dazzling ring during workout

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If we'd just gotten engaged to Jesse Metcalfe we'd be shouting it from the rooftops, so it's no surprise that his new fiancée Cara Santana is using social media to gloat a little bit. The actress and fashion blogger took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal a new gym accessory – her dazzling diamond ring!

Cara, 31, took a break from working out to share a snap of her left hand resting on her leg, showing the 5.5 carat sparkler in its full glory. She captioned it: "Sometimes your work out needs a little extra [sparkle emoji]."

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Jesse Metcalfe's new fiancée  Cara Santana showed off her ring on Instagram

Romantic actor Jesse, 37, popped the question to his long-term girlfriend while they cruised New York's Hudson River on a sailboat, and he later opened up to Us Weekly about the thoughtful evening.

The John Tucker Must Die star ensured every detail of the momentous event was perfect, and even had "their" song, Eric Clapton's Pretty Girl, playing as they watched the sunset.

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Cara and Jesse have been together for more than 10 years

Jesse said: "It's been a long time coming, but we couldn't be happier. I wouldn't say it was love at first sight. It was more of a slow burn, which I think is a better start for a relationship. I think if it comes on fast and furious, it generally fizzles out just as fast. We were slow and steady."

Cara and Jesse, who shot to fame playing Gabby Solis' hunky gardener in Desperate Housewives, have been together for more than 10 years, and she added: "We took the time to get to know each other."

As if the proposal wasn't perfect enough, Jesse timed it to coincide with Cara's birthday celebrations and later shared a snap from the boat trip. He wrote: "What a weekend! Meant to get this up yesterday but was too busy celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby!!!"