Really, it's the logical next step in their tabloid-ready courtship.
But instead of trumpeting the good news from the cover of a magazine (which haven't exactly been kind to her lately) or a well-timed press release, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian seemingly announced their engagement last night by posting a Twitpic of the exact moment of his question-popping.
Blame it on a Halloween candy-induced sugar high, blame it on an attention-seeking sense of playfulness, blame it on them wanting to send Brandi back over the edge—this would-be proposal, so perfectly enacted for the cameras, can be filed under "trick."
"This was just in Halloween fun with the Jack the Ripper prop in the background," Rimes rep assured E! News.
"I couldn't resist…" Cibrian tweeted last night when he linked to the eyebrow-raising photo.
"Ok, it was a 'TRICK-or-treat right!" Rimes clarified this morning. "@eddiecibrian and I were having a little fun…@eddiecibrian is WAY more romantic than to proper to me in front of a 'lunatic' sign. Just thought it was too funny not to share a little 'TRICK!'"
Uh, good one.