It’s official, Miley Cyrus is ENGAGED. Hunger Games heartthrob, Liam Hemsworth - younger brother to equally hunky Chris Hemsworth – popped the question to the 19-year-old singer on Thursday last week. Congrats! Miley said of the news, ‘I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.’ Aw! Young love, eh?
So what of the ring? Well, here's a first look at the 3.5 carat diamond bling and isn't it a stunner? According to People magazine, it comes courtesy of jeweller Neil Lane who’s dressed many A-list fingers from Jessica Simpson's to Ellen DeGeneres'. Appazza, Liam approached Mr Lane and asked for something ‘unusual, beautiful and really romantic’ before deciding on this handcrafted beauty in a floral 18-karat gold pattern. Nice! Neil reveals that the stone would have been originally hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and that he finished the ring the same week Liam proposed.
But the proposal has caused quite the stir in Hollywood circles considering the Disney star is just 19-years-old. She won’t be allowed one sip of champagne on her Big Day if they tie the knot anytime soon! What's more, the relationship has been on-again, off-again since they first got together. The pair started their whirlwind romance back in 2009 when they starred opposite each other in a Nicholas ‘The Notebook’ Sparks movie, The Last Song then took a break in August 2010. We're just hoping Miley doesn't do 'A Britney'.
Either way, Liam sounds totally loved-up, telling Details magazine earlier this year that ‘she makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.’ Bless.
And we can't help but get excited at the thought of a lavish-but-traditional wedding - perhaps it'll be country-themed and held in Miley’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee? We can totes see her working a frothy Jenny Packham gown after she rocked the 2010 Oscar Awards in that ivory Packham gown. Just sayin’.