Multi-Grammy award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian have announced their engagement.
The couple was engaged over the holidays and "had family and close friends in town who helped them celebrate."
Rimes and Cibrian met on the set of the Lifetime original movie Northern Lights at a time when they were both married to other people. The singer has admitted the difficulty in falling in love with Cibrian and ending her marriage to Dean Sheremet.
The couple has endured some public scrutiny regarding the affair, but Rimes says, "We make mistakes and we learn from them, but we're human. We fell in love. We're really happy in what we feel privately."
A rep claims that "the couple wanted an antique feel, but a new ring," and the platinum engagement ring features a 5-carat oval diamond set in rose gold fleur-de-lis connected to the band.
Rimes thanked fans for their support on Monday afternoon, writing on Twitter, "Thank you for all your well wishes!! We are extremely excited and look forward to a beautiful future. It's been an incredible last few days, I was shocked!!! We are blessed, our families are so happy and our lives are filled with love."
When the two tie the knot, Rimes will officially become stepmother to Cibrian's two children from his previous marriage with model Brandi Glanville - Mason, 7, and Jake, 3.