On January 1, Wilmer Valderrama, 39, officially popped the question to his girlfriend, Amanda Pacheco. The actor shared the wonderful news to his Instagram page in a new photo, where he was seen down on one knee, holding a small jewelry box, and facing his future bride-to-be.
The NCIS actor proposed to his girlfriend of eight months while on top of some rocks that overlooked the ocean. Amanda was wearing a flirty blue dress with colorful prints all over it and opted to go barefoot. Wilmer, on the other hand, was clad in a button-down long-sleeve polo shirt, pants, and combat boots. It seemed like the couple was spending a little time on the beach before Wilmer decided it was the perfect place to pop the question.
His 1.7 million followers flocked to the comments section of the post to send the couple their best wishes, some leaving sweet messages while others dropped a bunch of heart emoji. Fellow celebrities also congratulated the star on his wonderful news.
“Congratulations guys!!!! What a major way to come correct with that major 2020 vibes!!” actress Hassie Harrison commented.
“Congratulations! I’m so happy for both of you. LOVE wins. Amazing Hermano,” a close friend to the actor wrote.
“Omg congrats!!!!!!!!!” Maria Menounos added.
“BEST NEWS OF THE DECADE. LITERALLY,” wrote another admirer who could not contain her excitement.
Amanda reposted the same snapshot of their proposal on her own Instagram account. Her post also included a close-up pic of her stunning teardrop diamond engagement ring.
The newly-engaged couple reportedly started seeing each other in April of 2019, when they were spotted shopping and dining together in Los Angeles, as reported by The Inquisitr. A few months later, the lovers were together in France for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s wedding celebrations. Wilmer and Amanda first appeared on each other’s social media accounts in June.
In an interview with ET in November, the actor revealed that he was happy with his current love as well as his professional life. He stated he believed he has grown up and is now the man he was meant to be. He also said he felt grounded and was excited about his future.
This is Wilmer’s first engagement. He had previously dated several celebrity personalities, including Lindsay Lohan and Mandy Moore. He was also linked to Demi Lovato, whom he dated for six years. Wilmer and Demi are still reportedly on good terms, despite not being in a romantic relationship anymore. He seemingly helped with Demi’s recovery from a drug overdose in 2018.