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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Mark Ballas Confirms Engagement to Singer BC Jean

Mark Ballas and fiancee BC JeanMark Ballas confirmed his engagement to singer BC Jean via Instagram on Friday, January 22. Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Dancing with the Stars professional Mark Ballas has confirmed his engagement to his longtime girlfriend and singer BC Jean (aka Brittany Jean Carlson) with a precious photo on Instagram.

“Guess the cats out of the bag,” he captioned the photo from Friday, January 22. With a black and white snapshot of the DWTS pro kissing fiance on her nose, the couple not only revealed BC Jean’s stunning diamond engagement ring, but confirmed the date of their engagement as November 25, 2015.

Guess the cats out the bag. 😺👜 We are happy to share with you all that on 11 // 25 // 15 I asked BC to be my wife. It was the best day of my life & it couldn’t have been more perfect. We kept it on the quiet for a while as we just wanted to soak it in over the holidays, but we are excited to share the news with you all now. I honestly can’t believe we kept it quiet for this long😂 Knowing that I am going to spend the rest of my days with BC gives me more comfort than any thing else ever could, she is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can’t wait for our life ahead, I can’t wait to listen to Nirvana, Janis Joplin & Coldplay together when we are old and grey. You are my world, my rock & my queen of hearts. I love you #BCBallas

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“We are happy to share with you all that on 11/25/15 I asked BC to be my wife,” he wrote. “It was the best day of my life & it couldn’t have been more perfect.”

The couple opted to hide the news of their engagement to enjoy their celebration privately. Ballas explained, “We kept it on the quiet for a while as we just wanted to soak it in over the holidays, but we are excited to share the news with you all now. I honestly can’t believe we kept it quiet for this long.”

The couple had nothing but sweet sentiments and loving words to exchange over Instagram when breaking the news on Friday. Ballas called his future bride, “my world, my rock, and my queen of hearts,” and shared with the public that “knowing that I am going to spend the rest of my days with BC gives me more comfort than anything else ever could. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can’t wait for our life ahead.”

Sharing the same image and mirroring her fiance’s words on her Instagram account BC Jean wrote, “I am thankful for the privacy we had to celebrate the exciting news over the holidays with our close friends and family.” She added, “I can’t wait to marry the King of my Heart and best friend and continue our journey of forever with love, music and adventures.”

Here's a shot from Last night performing #RosesAndViolets on @dwtsallaccess after @dancingabc

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The multi-talented duo performed their song “Roses and Violets” on the finale of Dancing with the Stars 21st season. With Ballas on the guitar and BC Jean singing, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough danced the Viennese Waltz, winning the coveted DWTS mirror ball trophy just weeks before Ballas and BC Jean’s engagement. Talk about a month full of celebrations!

The couple’s engagement announcement adds to the growing list of wedding bliss surrounding the dance competition series. Dancing with the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd just got engaged on December 5, and we can’t forget about Whitney Carson and Carson McAllister’s incredible winter wonderland engagement photos and gorgeous New Year’s Day wedding.

Mark Ballas and BC Jean, or “BCBallas” as they’ve tagged themselves, are going to have a lot to live up to, and we wish them all the best in their upcoming wedding planning adventures!

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Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin is an online news writer at The Knot covering viral wedding news. She has a Bachelor’s in English from Plymouth State University. Kaitlin has a passion for news writing and all things Disney.