Celebrity Engagement Roundup: 2011 Holiday Edition

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It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for celebrity engagements! So far five star couples have made a pact to walk down the aisle and the week isn't even over. Check out the latest news on the dudes who dished out diamonds over the holidays.

1. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves (FlynetPictures.com) Five years and two kids later, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are engaged! The actor popped the question to his model girlfriend on Christmas Day. "Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas," he wrote on his Twitter page, along with a picture of the couple kissing by the Christmas tree. No word yet on how big or expensive her sparkler is.




2. John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen (Getty Images)
"Ordinary People" singer John Legend made his trip to tropical paradise with model Chrissy Teigen one neither will forget. He proposed in the Maldives, just days before flying with Teigen to Thailand to spend Christmas with her family. "He went to Jared," Teigen joked on her Twitter page about the proposal, which went down just days before Mr. Legend's 33rd birthday.


3. Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler and Erin Brady (Getty)
According to his jeweler, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is now set to marry his much younger girlfriend of five years, Erin Brady. Ring designer to the stars Loree Rodkin says the 63-year-old popped the question with a 5-carat brilliant cut sparkler while they vacationed in Maui this week. And there are pictures to prove it. The story hasn't been confirmed by the couple quite yet, but rumor has it Tyler's family isn't too pleased with his plans to make the 38-year-old his third wife. She's apparently "mean."

4. Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey and Leciyet Peralta (via sophiasheart.org)
Now this is a heart-warming tale: American Idol alum Danny Gokey popped the question to his girlfriend over the holidays, three years after losing his wife to a heart condition in 2008. The couple made the engagement announcement on the website of the charity he started in memory his late wife's memory and his rep detailed how it all happened. "After dinner, they went to the ballet, and finally Danny took her where they had their first date," Gokey's rep said. "He serenaded her with 'You Are So Beautiful,' then asked her if she'd marry him." Awww. Gokey and new fiancee Leyicet Peralta aren't wasting any time getting hitched; they plan to marry in late January.

5. Cactus Moser
Cactus Moser and Wynonna Judd (via WireImage)
You may not know who Cactus Moser is (or believe that's really someone's name), but that lucky guy just asked for Wynonna Judd's hand in marriage. They've been dating for about two years and the country singer's rep says Moser got down on one knee on Christmas Eve. So far, details about the ring and wedding date have yet to be released. This will be Judd's third marriage.


6. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto (Bauer Griffin)
Basketball legend Michael Jordan proposed to girlfriend of three years Yvette Prieto over Christmas weekend and she delightfully accepted. The star's rep confirmed this good news while the couple jetted off to celebrate their plans to marry in the French Riviera. Prieto, in case you're wondering, is 16 years younger than her future husband and no word yet on whether they'll sign a prenuptial agreement. You know, since Jordan coughed up over $150 million in his first divorce back in 2006.

7. LeBron James
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson (Getty)
Now one of the current biggest names in basketball followed Jordan's lead and proposed to his girlfriend on New Year's Eve. LeBron James got down on one knee to ask high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson to be his wife. She didn't turn him down. James popped the question in front of about 60 friends and the NYE dinner, and even the couple's two sons were there to take part in the excitement!
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