The course of true love never did run smooth…
Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan Tatum:
Tatum recently appeared on BBC Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw, and confessed his harsher-than-most approaches to popping the big Q: “When I proposed to my wife I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me,” he said. “I basically told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off. I told her, ‘I don’t believe in the institution of marriage and I don’t think I ever want to get married.’”
And, as imagined, that bombshell didn’t go down too well. “She basically broke down crying, I thought, ‘This is not going well at all’ so I had to propose to her sooner rather than later.”
The engagement then took place in 2008, in Maui surrounded by close friends. You can just picture her relief!
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves:
We all know MM as the guy who can steal our hearts on screen, but unfortunately for him that effect didn’t follow him to his proposal.
When speaking to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, he explained how “At Christmas time, we go around our family and everyone takes turns opening presents. So I had wrapped the engagement ring in about eight different boxes deep, so she would keep opening boxes to get with it, we finally got to her, and I’m calling my family over. She gets to it, she opens it up, her eyes go wide. I take a knee and I ask her, ‘Will you marry me and take my name?’ ”
And surprisingly enough she came back with something other than the expected instantaneous “yes”. Now he wouldn’t dish the dirt on her exact response (spoilsport) but he stuck with it and said: ‘Look, I’m down on a knee. I’ll stay here awhile. I will outlast you.’ And I did! She conceded.”
Seth Rogan and Lauren Miller:
It’s no surprise that comedy hero Seth Rogan’s marriage proposal involved some awkwardness, unintentional actions and just a hint of nudity, even if that wasn’t the plan!
With all the best intentions, Rogan just seemed to crack, or maybe more apt, melt with nerves. Sat with Conan, he fessed up. “I had all these elaborate plans you know and when I got the ring it was so nerve-racking having this ring like literally I felt like someone had given me a truckload of heroin to hold on to”.
“I was just so nervous when I got it. I couldn’t have a conversation with my girlfriend, all I could think was this ring, ‘don’t mention Lord of the Rings, don’t say anything about a ring,;”
“So I had all these plans but like the day I got the ring, literally the second I got it, I walked right upstairs to where she was to propose to her.
“But she was in our closet changing and she was literally only in her underwear and her boobs were out. And I had already kind of started, I was like ‘Oh man, her boobs are out, that’s not part of the plan.
“I didn’t picture it like this and I know she didn’t picture it like this.’ No little girls is like ‘It’ll happen in a closet with my titties out.’
And just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore “Seth Rogen. “I figure the only appropriate thing was to place the ring on her nipple”.
And there we have it, I’m just trying to picture her, ummm, face.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen:
Not even the king of romantic melody had a smooth ride on the way to making the cutest couple on the planet.
On a Christmas break to the Maldives, the signs should have warned him the second they stepped off the plane that maybe this wasn’t the right time, when airport security opened his luggage nearly revealing all to the future Mrs Legend.
Then a little tizzy from Teigen ( over usual Christmas present fails) caused tension between the two, they told Oprah. Soldiering on, Legend took his future bride to “the spot” on the beach, and Teigen was feeling under the weather which only exacerbated her mood. And although her best selling cookbook wasn’t yet released, the big diamond rock, naturally sat under a bed of arugula, Legend exclaimed “Love me Now” (just kidding, but can you imagine). And now I’m sure she always takes a second look when digging into her dinner.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor:
Full of big gestures, a house full of candles and just as many roses, it might sound that Stiller was super prepared to pop the big question. Yet after a flight from New York to Los Angeles, none of that mattered after realizing, mid-proposal that he’d forgotten the ring! Down on one knee, the realization struck that the diamond was AWOL, and in true Stiller spirit, improvised with a quick “Hang on a second!” and fortunately it wasn’t as far away as NY, just his suitcase in the next room. Back to positions please, and peace was restored only to be followed by a natural “Yes, of course!” he told Parade.
I wonder where she thought he’d run off to at first?
Well the pressure is off-perfection isn’t a given even for the super celeb, turns out they’re just human like the rest of us; who’da thought?