New year, new relationship status!

As Alexa Ray Joel kicked off 2018, the singer had a big announcement for her fans and followers on social media. As it turns out, she's totally engaged!

"He said to me: 'Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines.' It was the most beautiful thing anybody's ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!" Alexa shared on Instagram. "So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked- and FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn't speak... I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring- and he was just hysterically laughing at me!!!" 

So who's the lucky guy? It's restaurateur Ryan Gleason who couldn't help but share a close-up shot of the special ring.

"Luckiest guy in the world!!!!" he wrote online.

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It's a great surprise for Alexa who recently celebrated her 32nd birthday. In fact, it appears that the birthday girl was enjoying a family vacation at a tropical destination when the proposal occurred.

Speaking of family, mom Christie Brinkley was recently asked about the special man in her daughter's life. Spoiler alert: She's a huge fan.

"I totally approve. Nicest guy, real sweetheart," the supermodel explained to Entertainment Tonight. "He just gets her, and I see him sort of looking at her in that special way. It's sweet."

Congratulations to the couple on their big news!

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