The actress, who has been dating her boyfriend, Chris Long, for just over a year (they celebrated their one-year anniversary on September 4), revealed the engagement on Instagram.
“Went to the park for a stroll with Klee and came back with a fiancé. I get to marry my best friend and I’m over the moon. I love you @c_long,” she wrote.
Chris posted the same photo but with a slightly different caption: “Locked it up.”
From that loved-up selfie in Toronto — where Janel is currently starring as Sandy in a production of Grease: The Musical — we got to see the general vibe of Janel’s stunning new engagement ring. But then she treated us to an up-close video of the sparkler, and OMG it is stunning.
The ring was designed by Jean Dousset, who does handcrafted custom diamond engagement rings and jewellery. It features a huge emerald-cut diamond, while the band features tiny pink stones.
Shortly after the news broke, Janel gave a few more details to Entertainment Tonight about the surprise proposal. “He proposed in the park,” she said. “He got down on one knee and I just dissolved into tears! Perfect moment!”
“I’m over the moon,” she added. “I get to marry the most amazing man I’ve ever met. I feel like the luckiest girl alive!”
Meanwhile, Janel’s professional life is also taking off. Even though Pretty Little Liars came to an end earlier this year, U.S. network Freeform announced they would be going ahead with a spin-off series, The Professionals, starring Janel (Mona) and Sasha Pieterse (Alison) — which is obviously major.
We also have our fingers crossed that Janel and Chris’ wedding will be a massive PLL reunion.
Congrats to the couple!