Jake Owen is engaged!
The country hitmaker popped the question to longtime girlfriend and interior designer Erica Hartlein on Monday evening (Nov. 30).
Owen took to Instagram stories to share the news with a family photo in which Hartlein was seen wearing a new engagement ring. In the following story, Owen showcased a photo of his knee, which happened to get a bit dirty from the proposal.
“Dat durrrty knee,” Owen captioned the snap.
Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein are parents to Paris Hartley, who was born in April of 2019.
The couple initially met while Owen was shopping at one of Nashville’s most sought after furniture stores.
“She was an interior designer at Restoration Hardware, and I was buying a couch or something at the time,” Owen once shared during an appearance on the All Our Favorite People podcast. “I remember it was after I was divorced, and I remember looking at her. I was just intrigued by how beautiful she was and how she was holding court in that store that day and telling people what they needed to do. I was like ‘Wow, she’s got a lot going for her. She’s confident.’
“But I never actually ever said anything to her about it – it was flirtatious until it was a few weeks after that,” he added. “It was after she was helping me. I was in the store, and I said ‘Hey, you wanna get a beer sometime? I don’t know if that’s professional enough to ask because you’ve only helped me in a professional way, but I figured if I didn’t ask you for beer, I’d never know if you would wanna go get one.’ She was like, ‘Sure, let’s go.’ So, we went to the Red Pony in Franklin.”
Erica, Paris, and Owen’s daughter Pearl from his previous marriage, star in his just-released music video for his latest single, “Made For You.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!