After a year of what seemed like one tawdry celebrity split after another, finally, a slew of happy announcements. Natalie Portman is engaged and pregnant! (Talk about your dirty dancing. HEY-O!) LeAnn Rimes is engaged, Alanis Morisette had a baby on Christmas day, Elton John and his partner adopted a baby who was also born on Christmas.
Lily Allen joins the crowd who are starting 2011 off with a smile; the singer just got engaged to her boyfriend of almost two years, Sam Cooper.
This seems like particularly upbeat news for the couple, since they've had a truly awful year. Allen suffered the devastating late-pregnancy loss of their baby in November, and just two weeks later she was rushed to the hospital with a blood infection. The proposal seems like it adds a little magic and hope at the end of their painful 2010.
Engagement deets: On Christmas day, Cooper reportedly got down on one knee at sunset on the balcony of their $1,200-a-night suite at the Amankila cliff-side resort, which overlooks the Indian Ocean. Afterwards, the couple celebrated in the hotel bar, drinking champagne and cocktails with other guests.
A source said, "Lily was telling everyone that she and Sam had just got engaged – they could not keep the smiles off their faces. It couldn't have been more romantic. The resort is just so peaceful and picturesque."
The 25-year-old pop star has previously spoken out about how happy she is with Cooper. She said: "Sam treats me differently. He's told me he'll look after me forever. That's what I've always wanted - someone to look after me. We've never had one argument and there's nothing about him that annoys me."
(Awwww, so sweet. But really: nothing? Like he doesn't leave his socks around or the toilet seat up or anything?)
Here's hoping 2011 is a great year for the couple. Are you happy to hear the news of their engagement?
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