Lee DeWyze, the 2010 winner of “American Idol,” has got engaged to model/actress Jonna Walsh.
DeWyze (25) is understandably said to be very excited. He proposed to Walsh on July 16 over champagne on a private yacht under a fireworks-filled sky at Disney World in Orlando.
He explained the location of the proposal, saying Jonna is a Disney freak. He said the proposal was very romantic, with love songs being played on the boat. He proposed traditionally, down on one knee.
“I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, ‘Is that a yes?’” Lee said.
Indeed it was and the couple are planning to wed in the fall of 2012.
DeWyze met Walsh last October while shooting a video for his single “Sweet Serendipity.” He spotted her during casting and thought she looked cute. Hey soon found they had more in common.
“We hung out and we went to a Lakers game on our first date. She’s a Lakers fan and I’m a Chicago Bulls fan and we just clicked out of the gate.” As for Walsh supporting another team, “We’re seeing a counselor about that,” he joked.
Despite dating for only eight months, DeWyze had no hesitation before popping the question.
“When you know, you know,” he says. “We both feel that way. We don’t need to be together 20 years before we figure it out.”
Well, congratulations to Lee DeWyze and Jonna Walsh. Let’s all hope their love lasts a lifetime.