After nearly a decade together, Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana have decided to make things official! The 37-year-old actor proposed to his girlfriend, actress and fashion blogger Cara Santana, with an emerald-cut, 5.5-carat diamond ring while aboard a luxe sailboat on the Hudson River in NYC, with their song, "Pretty Girl" by Eric Clapton, playing in the background—too sweet! We always knew John Rowland—er, John Tucker—er, Jesse Metcalfe!—was a romantic at heart.
"It's been a long time coming, but we couldn't be happier," Metcalfe told Us Weekly. "I wouldn't say it was love at first sight," the Desperate Housewives alum shared with Your Tango back in 2013. "It was more of a slow burn, which I think is a better start for a relationship. I think if it comes on fast and furious, it generally fizzles out just as fast. We were slow and steady."
"We took the time to get to know each other," Santana added at the time. "We've known each other for, like, 10 years." The proposal also coincided with Santana's birthday, giving the couple an extra reason to celebrate.