Country Cutie Lauren Alaina Shares Big News

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Lauren Alaina is engaged! The American Idol alum made the announcement Saturday (July 21) in an Instagram post that reads, “Being yours forever has a nice “RING” to it. #HoppilyEverHopkins@_alex_hopkins WE ARE ENGAGED. EEEK.”

Alaina’s new finance is Alex Hopkins, her boyfriend of six years. In an interview with Taste of Country earlier this year, Alaina discussed her relationship with Hopkins.

“We are pretty young. My parents got married really young and that didn’t work out, but Alex’s parents got married really young and they have been together for 30 years or something crazy, so I guess different strokes for different folks,” Alaina said before adding, “I love him. He is my best friend. He’s like an actual angel on earth. He’s the most attractive man I have ever seen. Like every time I look at him — I mean, the older we get, the more attractive he gets and I’m starting to be like, ‘Glad we met at 17 because you are way cuter than me.'”

Over the course of their six year relationship, the couple has shared numerous swoon-worthy photos to confirm that their relationship is here to stay!

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I wish I could go back and tell this 17 year old, scarless kid, to prepare for his entire life to come crashing down right in front of him. I wish I could tell him to enjoy his first 3 games of his senior year, because they would be the last games he would ever play. I wish I could tell him this not to try to stop this from happening, but so I could watch his face light up as I tell him that the girl he was too afraid to wrap his arm around (see picture above), would nurse him back to health and become his girlfriend on October 14th, 2012. Then I would get to watch this cocky 17 year old boy break down in tears as I told him every breathtaking moment that he would experience in the 5 years to come. Lauren, I love you more than anything else in the whole world. I could not have made it through these last 5 years without you. Thank you for being my best fiend and my main reason to smile everyday. Here's to 500 more years together!

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Congratulations to Lauren and Alex!