Aly Michalka managed to keep her engagement a secret for more than a week!
Director Stephen Ringer proposed to the Two and a Half Men star under Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, Calif., on July 8, the 78Violet singer's rep tells E! News, adding, "They are planning for a late 2015 wedding."
Aly first flashed her ring at Just Jared's Summer Fiesta over the weekend, but her new bling went undetected. "Hmmm....no one's noticed yet," she wrote on Instagram Tuesday. "#Lookcloser." The bride-to-be eventually published a picture of the diamond ring and wrote, "So this happened.....7/8."
According to Michalka's rep, "It's a vintage ring from the '20s." Zaven Ghanimian, jewelry expert and CEO of Simon G Jewelry, told E! News Wednesday that the "Rush" singer's jewelry features a 2 to 3.5 princess cut center stone. He estimated the platinum ring cost Ringer between $20,000 and $30,000.
After flashing her engagement ring, Aly tweeted, "Wanted to share the exciting news! Feel very blessed to know such a great love." She also shared a black and white Instagram picture of herself posing with Ringer, writing, "So proud to be your girl @auhasardspr love this photo from our first trip to Big Sur #engaged."
AJ Michalka also dropped a new wedding detail. "I couldn't be happier for my sweet sister Aly and brother in law Stephen! I love you both so much," she tweeted. "What a special couple. #maidofhonor."
Congratulations (again) to the happy couple!
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum