Singer Nick Lachey, dancer Karina Smirnoff, tennis player Maria Sharapova and actor Seth Rogan have all recently become engaged to their significant others. Time will only tell if these relationships have what it takes to withstand the pressures of the media and their celebrity to become long lasting relationships or even if they will make it to the alter.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have been dating since 2006, when they met while filming a music video for Lachey. Aside from a brief split in mid-2009, these two have been dating since he divorced from his first wife, Jessica Simpson. Lachey tweeted on Novmeber 4, 2010 to let all his fans know of the engagement. Minnillo’s ring is platinum and worth approximately $125,000. This will be Minnillo’s first marriage.
Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny were engaged on October 4, 2010 and managed to keep it a secret for one month. They met through a mutual friend in October 2009. Penny was a baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smirnoff is a professional dancer who appears on Dancing with the Stars and was paired with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino this season. Her ring is 4.5 carats and worth approximately $95,000.
Maria Sharapova recently became engaged to her boyfriend of one year, Sasha Vujacic. The proposal was on their one year anniversary of dating. They are both relative sports stars. She is a 23 year old star tennis player and Vujacic is a 27 year old basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Her ring is approximately 7 carats and worth and estimated $250,000. They have not yet begun to plan the wedding or set a date.
Seth Rogen and his now fiancée, Lauren Miller, met in 2004 at a party. Rogen has appeared in movies and television shows and has some writing credits. Miller is a writer and director and has made some appearances in Rogen’s work. Rogen has stated that he is looking forward to planning the wedding with Miller.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo and Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller have been together for several years each. Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny and Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic have only been together for one year each. It will be interesting to see if the length of dating has an impact on the outcome.
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