9 Whirlwind Celebrity Engagements That Happened in Six Months or Less
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If there's one thing we know, it's that life in the celebrity world moves fast. The same can be said about many recent stars' approach to marriage. It seems as though the whirlwind proposal is becoming the newest celebrity trend, thanks to newly-engaged duos like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber, and most recently, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. If you're currently in the engagement phase, you likely understand the logic behind these twosome's quick relationship timelines. When you find your person, waiting to start your married lives together can be a challenge.
The aforementioned couples are wasting no time at all. And while these high-profile duos have been making headlines over the past few months, they aren't without precedent. Plenty of your favorite power couples chose to wed after just a brief courtship. Take Amal and George Clooney, for example. The actor proposed to the human rights lawyer just months after she visited his Lake Como, Italy estate. Nearly four years of marriage and two children later, it's safe to say that their whirlwind romance stuck. The same can be said for Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. After learning that his celebrity crush had recently become single, the actor hopped on a plane to introduce himself. Six months later he was down on one knee, proposing on Christmas Day.
Click through to discover the quickest celebrity engagements—and to catch up on the details of some of your favorite speedy romances.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Jonas and Chopra, the latest couple to join the whirlwind engagement crew, first sparked dating rumors in May 2018—just two months before the singer popped the question on a joint trip to London. Their relationship didn't happen overnight, though. They were first photographed together at the 2017 Met Gala, where they spent some time chatting on the red carpet (as friends!).
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber
Baldwin and Bieber are another duo whose bond didn't happen in a vacuum. Their on-and-off again courtship began sometime in 2016—the "Purpose" singer then predicted that he and the model would walk down the aisle—and rekindled one month before Bieber proposed in July 2018. They've known each for much longer than you'd expect, though. There's footage of the pair meeting for the first time 10 years ago, when Baldwin was 13 and Bieber was 15.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Well, we can't say we saw this one coming—no one did. After taking their partnership public at Robert Pattinson's birthday party in May 2018, sources close to the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer and SNL star revealed that the two had made plans to wed just weeks later. It's looking as though their wedding will be as quick as their coupling—Davidson is already thinking about his big day look.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard
This duo had fans scratching heads when the model and actress posted City Hall wedding photos on Instagram earlier this year. Though we don't have an exact engagement timeline for these two, we do know that Ratajkowski split from a longtime boyfriend in early February, was spotted with McClard on Valentine's Day, and married by the end of the month. This puts their proposal turnaround at 30 days (or less!).
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
The I Feel Pretty actress was first spotted with the award-winning chef in November 2017, while on a date in New York City. They revealed their relationship—the comedian shared a photo of her and Fischer kissing at Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party—just days before tying the knot in a just-as-quick wedding ceremony (they invited guests via text message) in February. Expediency has certainly been a theme in the couple's relationship. Schumer bought the first wedding dress she tried on and wrote her vows in 20 minutes.
Amal and George Clooney
For over 20 years, the Ocean's 11 actor swore he'd never marry again—and then he met Amal Alamuddin. Their six-month-long courtship, which spanned from October 2013 to April 2014, was full of travel (it all began at Clooney's Lake Como, Italy home). As for the actor's proposal? It was 20 minutes long (he spent all of that time on his knee!), simply because the human rights lawyer was so shocked.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Manganiello maintains that the Modern Family actress was his celebrity crush long before she was his wife. Midway through 2016, the former Teen Wolf star actually got on a plane to meet her after a friend revealed that she'd broken off an engagement. Six months later, he proposed on Christmas Day. The couple tied the knot the following year, in Florida.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
The actress and Mumford & Sons frontman became engaged in August 2011, just six months after they were spotted on their first date. Their meet-cute, however, took place decades before their proposal—these two were summer camp pen pals!
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig
Another couple that have known each other for decades, Weisz and Craig reconnected on the set of their 2010 film, Dream House. Their relationship was announced in January 2011 and they were married by June (the proposal must have happened somewhere within that time frame). The couple is currently expecting their first child together.