Speaking with People at the Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday (April 15), the 20-year-old actress opened up about Ryan‘s “spur of the moment” proposal.
“We were both very clear with each other that it was like, ‘I know you’re my person. You know you’re my person. There’s nobody else.’ But I knew he wanted to get married young – he had told me that. He was like, ‘That’s what I want as my life plan.’ It was very spur-of-the-moment. It was perfect,” she shared.
Dove added about her family’s approval of Ryan from the get-go: “He had the permission sort of after the first year that we were together. My mom was like, ‘If you don’t marry him, something’s wrong with you!’ My whole family was like, ‘We like him more than you, so figure it out.’”
“It’ll be a while because we have projects lined up,” she admits about actually exchanging vows. “I don’t want to hate the process. I want to take my time.”
Ryan, 22, dedicated his 1000th post on Instagram to Dove, calling her his “fiancée”. “Dedicating my 1,000th post to my fiancée. I can’t believe I get to call you that. Thanks for saying yes,” he wrote.
For years, Dove has been wearing a simple band on her left hand finger, and so has Ryan.
The longtime couple, who are in a singing duo called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, just released the lyrics video for their song “Someone You Like.” Watch below!
Congrats to the happy couple!
The Girl and the Dreamcatcher – Someone You Like (Official Lyric Video)
The duo — made up of real life couple Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan — have been teasing fans about the single all week long.
“We promised this year would be jam-packed with new music. And we plan on delivering. Prepping our newest release already!” the teased early last month before there was a tweet per day about the new song.
Dove added, “New single of an old song coming to your earz in NINE DAYS. That’s like barely over a week. We can do this. #SomeoneYouLike #april8 @TGATDC.”
The 20-year-old actress took to Instagram today (March 23) to wish Jessica, who turned 29, a happy birthday with a super sweet message.
“Woke up to an alert on my phone: ‘JESS’S BDAY, EEE’ that I’ve had set for 3 years now. no one can ever encapsulate or match the quality, the layers, the generosity of spirit, the intelligence, the strength or the heart that this woman has. she has saved me from myself and others more times than I can count, and even though I’ve hardly been a person to rely on to give it back this past year, she has never wavered in her unbiased and nonjudgmental love or support for me,” she wrote.
Dove continued, “I am more than proud of the career and life that she is building for herself, and in a world where so many who garner the title “role model” but don’t necessarily live like one, she is the epitome of what women everywhere should strive to be. the world could use more women like this one. I am fortunate to know you, @jess_m_garcia. here’s to countless more low quality photo booth moments. I love you so much.”
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Dove Cameron poses alongside her newest Mal doll from Hasbro in this behind-the-scenes photo, given exclusively to JustJaredJr.com!
In case you missed it, the 20-year-old actress stars in a new “Genie in a Bottle” video, in which she’s transported into the magic lamp of Jordan (Iman Karran), the daughter of Aladdin‘s Genie, after wishing she had Jordan’s magical powers.
Be sure to check that out!
And in even more exciting news – JJJ will be giving away six dolls to our readers!
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