Congrats! Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley and her longtime beau, Nic Kerdiles, are engaged. The couple has been together over a year and they seem over-the-moon excited about starting this new chapter together. Keep scrolling for all the details about their big news!
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Keeping Things Quiet for a Bit
The 25-year-old hockey player actually popped the question on December 24, 2018, making it one unforgettable holiday for the reality starlet, 21. They obviously wanted to keep things quiet for a few months to enjoy this big step together.
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All the Loved Ones
According to People, the proposal happened in Nashville surrounded by their family and friends.
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A Few Bumps
“[On the night of the engagement], Nic’s family was in town and my whole family was there and we were filming and I was furious,” Savannah admitted to the outlet. “I was like, ‘The fact we’re filming on Christmas Eve is absolutely insane. I have people here.'”
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They Were Cooking Something Up
The blonde beauty continued, “And then my mom said she forgot something at the store. So, I got in the car and went to the store with her. When we came back and we walked in the door, no one was there.”
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A Gorgeous Surprise
Her beau had something fun up his sleeve. Savannah gushed, “Our best friend’s kid, Dylan, goes, ‘Hey, I think they’re looking for you outside.’ I walk outside and it’s all lit up!”
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Surrounded by Loved Ones
Needless to say, the Growing Up Chrisley star was shocked. “Nic’s family is standing on one side, my family and friends are standing on the other, and then I just start freaking out because I’m like, ‘This isn’t really about to happen.'”
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Longest Minute of Her Life
It sounds like it was a surreal moment for the young beauty queen. The story goes on, “And then, Nic looks at me and he was like, ‘Hey babe, will you come here?’ And you can tell he was so nervous and I was nervous. That was a long walk. I was like, ‘What is going down?'”
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They seem so in love and it sounds like the proposal was such a special moment. Savannah recalled, “And then, it’s funny. He tells me now that he forgot everything he wanted to say. He said he had this whole thing written out, and he was like, ‘I just forgot it all.’ And it was just so cute and everyone was crying.”
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All About the Family
“It was just such a cool moment. And the fact that both of our families were there made it even better,” the Nashville native added.
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21st Century Love
The adorable pair met through Instagram and have been an item since November 2017.
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She’s Totally Smitten
Savannah couldn’t help but gush about her beau in this week’s issue of In Touch magazine. She said, “Nic is so fun, and he really encourages me to go after my dreams.”
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Finding the Rock
Apparently, the two had been talking about getting engaged for a little bit and even digitally shopped for rings together. “He sent me a picture of a ring on Instagram one day and it was hideous,” the celeb confessed to People.
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Straightened Things Out
She took things into her own hands. She continued, “He was like, ‘Do you like this?’ And I was like, ‘No, no.’ I immediately sent him a picture of what I liked.”
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A Little Help From Mom
Nic recruited the help of Julie Chrisley. Savannah said, “My mom actually kind of picked out the ring, and so she went and sat down with a jeweler in Nashville and picked out the diamond and all of that.”
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She’ll Always Have a Piece of Home
The family-oriented starlet is happy to know that family has been part of her engagement every step of the way. She noted, “And so, it’s kind of cool to know that she picked it out.”
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One Big Diamond
The ring sits at a hefty 5-carats and was designed by Dror Flantzman in Nashville. According to the outlet, the piece of jewelry has a “radiant brilliant cut diamond in the center” and has an additional “18 round brilliant cut diamonds” around the band.
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Nic asked Todd Chrisley‘s permission before popping the big question. “It’s funny because Nic wanted to ask them in person, but he was in Canada and we were all in Nashville … He FaceTimed my dad,” Savannah recalled.
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“My dad said he was so nervous when he FaceTimed him, that he asked my dad for his hand in marriage! And my dad was like, ‘You may want to re-ask that question.’ He was like, ‘Do you want my daughter’s hand in marriage or my hand in marriage?'”
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After that embarrassing blunder, the hockey player decided to start over. Savannah said, “Nic hung up the phone and called back, and then asked him the right way. And it was just so funny. My dad said he was so nervous.”
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A Happy Future
In the end, it all worked out and the two can transition into wedding planning mode. Congrats to the cute couple!