Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has stepped up to manhood and put a ring on the finger of his girlfriend, fitness enthusiast and actress Lauren Kitt. Carter tells spent nearly a week perfecting his boat to carry Kitt to a secluded island in the Florida Keys for the surprise proposal. The couple tells People they now refer to the place as “Engagement Island.”
“I wasn’t expecting it. It just felt very surreal,” Kitt says. “We both are just so happy in love right now and on cloud nine.” Nick says he had the ring in his pocket for two whole weeks before popping the question.
Fortunately he had the forethought to arrange a photo-opp as he got down on one knee in swim trunks and offered a seven-carat pear shaped diamond ring to bikini-clad Lauren. Really, the cutest part of the Kodak moment is the couple’s dog standing by during the proposal. Nick and Lauren shared the photos of their special moment with Us Weekly.
After the proposal, Nick tweeted, “So happy and excited for our future.” As for when the pair will marry, Kitt says it will depend on the Backstreet Boys’ schedule.