‘American Idol’ Alum Lauren Alaina Gets Engaged to Boyfriend Alex Hopkins

Updated On 22 Jul, 2018 Published On

Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins are all set to get married! The American Idol alum and her longtime boyfriend have become engaged after six years of dating.

The 23-year-old songstress took to Instagram on Saturday, July 21 to announce her engagement to Alex, revealing that he popped the question and she said yes.

The post features a romantic photo of the couple sharing a passionate kiss as the singer shows of her stunning engagement ring and the caption reads, "Being yours forever has a nice RING to it. HoppilyEverHopkins @_alex_hopkins WE ARE ENGAGED, EEEK!"

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Alex, also 23, shared the same picture on his Instagram account captioning the post, "Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you, for the first time, the future Mrs. Laura Hopkins."

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The newly engaged couple has reportedly been dating since October 2012. In October 2016, Alex shared a post via Instagram to recall meeting his wife-to-be.

He wrote at the time,

July 5th, 2012 this nervous 17 year old boy would have done anything to make that pretty girl sitting next to him smile. He never could have imagined that on October 14th he would somehow work up the courage to ask her to be his girlfriend, and for whatever reason she would say yes. 4 years later she still makes me nervous, and I still do absolutely anything to see her smile. Happy anniversary @laurenalaina. This is just the beginning. I love you! #ThisWasOurFirstSelfie #FirstOfProbably2Million #WhyDidntIFixMyHair #SheKissedMeAnyway #FirstKissOfALifetimesWorth

Last May, of the possibility of the couple's engagement, the Doin' Fine singer told Taste of Country,

We have definitely talked about marriage, obviously. When you have been together for six years, it’s bound to come up at some point.

Prior to her relationship with Alex, Alaina had an affair with American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery after being dared to kiss him on the finale of the singing platform.

Just last month, Scotty got married to his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal in North Carolina and their lavish wedding ceremony was attended by more than 200 guests.