Tis the season for love with celebrity engagements aplenty

Ryan Phillippe, 41, proposed to law student Paulina Slagter over the holidays.
Ryan Phillippe, 41, proposed to law student Paulina Slagter over the holidays.

Tis the season for love in Hollywood, with many celebs choosing to pop the question over the festive period.

We take a look at some of the latest celebrity engagements and how the romantic proposals played out.

Julia Stiles

Julia Styles said yes to camera assistant Preston J. Cook. Photo / Instagram
Julia Styles said yes to camera assistant Preston J. Cook. Photo / Instagram

The Bourne Identity actress took to Instagram to share a picture of her hand entwined with that of her beau, camera assistant Preston J. Cook, and a diamond ring was clearly visible.

She captioned the sweet snap: "Best Christmas Ever!" Her representative has confirmed the engagement.

Julia and Preston met last year on the set of Go With Me and got engaged on Christmas Eve at a private residence in Isla Grande, Colombia.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria became engaged to José 'Pepe' Bastón in Dubai. Photo / Instagram
Eva Longoria became engaged to José 'Pepe' Bastón in Dubai. Photo / Instagram

Boyfriend José 'Pepe' Bastón - popped the question last month during a break in Dubai.

"It was such a surprise. It was in Dubai and it was in the desert," Longoria said.

"I'm still applauding him for how beautiful and amazing it was, then we'll talk about the big fat Mexican wedding."

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is rumoured to be engaged to James Packer.
Mariah Carey is rumoured to be engaged to James Packer.

Carey sparked rumours she received a Christmas proposal from her boyfriend James Packer after she was spotted showing off a huge ring on her wedding finger.

The superstar singer has been dating the Australian business mogul since the northern summer, and the pair spent the holidays together in Aspen, Colorado before heading to Melbourne, Australia ahead of Mariah's planned New Year's Eve performance in the city.

Mariah was seen flashing a sparkling ring on her left hand during an appearance at Packer's Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne on Wednesday, prompting speculation the couple are planning to tie the knot.

Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe, 41, proposed to law student Paulina Slagter over the holidays.
Ryan Phillippe, 41, proposed to law student Paulina Slagter over the holidays.

Phillippe, 41, popped the question to law student Paulina Slagter, 24, over the holidays.

The Catch Hell star - who was previously married to Reese Witherspoon for eight years - recently gushed about his wife-to-be.

He shared: "It's [serious]. I'm not opposed to [getting married again]. She's awesome. When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model but she's about to graduate Stanford Law.

Shanina Shaik

Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik accepted a proposal from DJ Ruckus on a private island.
Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik accepted a proposal from DJ Ruckus on a private island.

The Victoria's Secret model took to her social media accounts to reveal that she has accepted a proposal from DJ Ruckus, real name Gregory Andrews, who she started dating in June 2015.

The DJ popped the question between Christmas and New Year's Eve on his cousin Lenny Kravitz's private beach in the Bahamas, according to E! News.


-AAP and Bang! Showbiz

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