The celebrity couple took to Instagram to announce the big news, sharing snippets of the moment when the 44-year-old actor popped the question. "Game over," Ellen simply captioned her post, showing off the huge pear-shaped diamond on her engagement ring.
Derek's proposal featured a simple yet romantic setup with a custom neon sign hanging on a curtained wall, which says, "Will you marry me?" The 32-year-old actress, clearly caught by surprise in her oversized black T-shirt, was teary-eyed and emotional in the photos.
More aww-worthy photos from the surprise proposal show that the newly engaged couple was surrounded by friends and family when the event took place, including Ellen's son Elias and Derek's son Austin. Check them out below:
Rumors romantically linking Ellen and Derek together were first reported in January 2021. A month later, the two officially confirmed their relationship.
In a previous interview where Derek was asked about marriage and his relationship with Ellen, the actor candidly answered, "I'll be lying to you, to myself, and to everyone if I didn't say that [Ellen is] the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with."
Congratulations to the happy couple!