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Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys is engaged

February 22, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • The Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter is engaged to Lauren Kitt, his girlfriend of four years.
The Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter is engaged to Lauren Kitt, his girlfriend… (Jason Merritt / Getty Images )

Remember when he told you he'd never break your heart? Well, Nick Carter, the youngest of the Backstreet Boys, is engaged, he announced Friday. 

"Big question...great answer," the 33-year-old wrote with an Instagram picture showing himself with fiancée Lauren Kitt, 29.

But the proposal was hardly as simple as that post, he told People. First, the ring burned a hole in his pocket for nearly two weeks before he popped the question. Then he had to exert some elbow grease to pull off his romantic inspiration: a boat trip to a secluded island he knew from when he was young. But he hadn't used his boat in about six years — two years longer than he'd been dating Kitt.

"It took me five days literally on my hands and knees, scraping up my body [to fix it]," Carter told the mag. The couple, some friends and Kitt's father were eventually transported out to the island.

After proposing and hearing a "yes," a shocked Carter had to be prompted by his bride-to-be to stick the sparkler on her finger.

"I wasn't expecting it. It just felt very surreal," said a very happy Kitt. Now they just have to work around the Backstreet Boys' touring schedule to set a wedding date, which is in itself sort of surreal. 

Oh, also: One reason the ring might have been burning that hole? That puppy is a full seven carats, according to People. Good thing that Kitt is a fitness specialist as well as an actress. That's some heavy lifting.


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