Alexa Ray Joel is ready to walk down the aisle! The singer-songwriter, who's the daughter of musician Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley, just got engaged to Ryan Gleason. The couple announced the news on social media, where the bride-to-be shared their proposal story with fans.
Joel revealed her engagement with a trio of Instagram photos, complete with explanatory captions. In the first, she's seen kissing Gleason, and the caption reads, "He said to me: 'Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines.' It was the most beautiful thing anybody's ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!" Nonetheless, the celebrity struggled to say anything at all! "I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked," she wrote under the second image, which shows her staring at her engagement ring while Gleason holds a glass of Champagne. "FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn't speak... I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring- and he was just hysterically laughing at me," she recalled.
The final post gives a closer look at Joel's new bling, which features a huge, emerald-cut diamond in a unique, intricate setting. Gleason Instagrammed a photo of the jewelry, too, writing, "Luckiest guy in the world!!!!"
Over the summer, Brinkley shared her approval of Gleason in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She called the restauranteur the "nicest guy" and a "real sweetheart." "He just gets her, and I see him sort of looking at her in that special way," she said then.