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Jake Owen is Engaged to Erica Hartlein

Jake Owen, left, and Erica Hartlein arrive at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jake Owen is now engaged to Erica Hartlein, his girlfriend of about three years and the mother of his second daughter, Paris Hartley Owen.

The country star shared the big news on social media via a Nov. 30 Instagram story. Owen shared a picture of a dirty knee, implying that he'd popped the question, followed by a family photo in which Hartlein's wearing an engagement ring.

Owen first met Hartlein, an interior designer at Restoration Hardware, in 2017.

"I was just intrigued by how beautiful she was and how she was holding court in that store that day and telling people what they needed to do. I was like 'Wow, she's got a lot going for her. She's confident,'" Owen said on the All Our Favorite People podcast (as quoted by Taste of Country). "But I never actually ever said anything to her about it -- it was flirtatious until it was a few weeks after that ... I was in the store, and I said 'Hey, you wanna get a beer sometime? I don't know if that's professional enough to ask because you've only helped me in a professional way, but I figured if I didn't ask you for beer, I'd never know if you would wanna go get one.'"

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The couple made their red carpet debut at the 2018 ACM Awards. Their daughter Paris was born in April 2019.

Older daughter Olive Pearl was born on Nov. 22, 2012 to the country singer and his ex-wife, Lacey Buchanan. Owen and Buchanan's three-year marriage ended in 2015. The couple met on the set of Owen's "8 Second Ride" music video.

The "Down to the Honkytonk" and "Made For You" singer was raised in Florida alongside his twin brother, Jarrod.

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