Country star Lauren Alaina and longtime boyfriend Alex Hopkins are engaged. And if you were wondering, yes, she already has her special social media hashtag for the engagement.
In a sweet Instagram post, the future Mrs. Lauren Alaina wrote “Being forever yours has a nice RING to it.” And as you can probably guess, the diamond engagement ring is front and center as the two kiss. She then shares her hashtag #HoppilyEverHopkins. She then tagged her fiancé @_alex_hopkins. “WE ARE ENGAGED. EEEK.”
The post earned nearly 150,000 likes in a day. Hopkins shared the same picture on his Instagram. In it, he says, “Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you for the first time, the future Mrs. Lauren Hopkins.”
Alaina and boyfriend Alex Hopkins have been dating for six years, since they were 17. The former American Idol runner up met Hopkins in October 2012, after she already finished the show and signed her first record deal.
In an interview with Taste Of Country, Alaina said she and Hopkins talked about getting married throughout their relationship. “I love him,” she says. “He is my best friend. He’s like an actual angel on earth. He’s the most attractive man I have ever seen. 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.'”
But before the country singer met Hopkins, American Idol famously tried to get her to date fellow season 10 alum Scotty McCreery. The show was even behind the kiss between the two. While McCreery recently married his sweetheart, the two remain close friends.
The country music singer released sophomore album Road Less Traveled in early 2017. She scored a No. 1 single with the song of the same name, which she wrote with Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure. She released “Doin’ Fine” as the album’s third single, and will reportedly release “Three” as its fourth.