She knew it would be special. Ashley Greene was delightfully surprised over the holidays when longtime love Paul Khoury proposed during a romantic hike on vacation in New Zealand.
Khoury popped the question with an oval-shaped sparkler that he custom-selected and designed himself—and that part didn’t shock the Twilight actress.
“I would expect nothing less of him,” Greene told People on Thursday, February 16. “He’s extremely creative and so it’s not surprising that he spent that much time [on the ring]. He wanted it to be really special for me and one of a kind and [for him] to have a part in creating that makes it that much more special.”
Khoury and Greene had been dating for five years before he asked her to marry him at a place fittingly called Bridal Veil Falls. “This is the most beautiful moment I could have ever hoped for. You’ve successfully made me the happiest, luckiest woman alive. I can’t wait to show you my unfaltering immeasurable love for the rest of our lives. #engaged #💍#loveofmylife #futurehusband,” she wrote at the time.
“The great thing about him and I is that we have a great open line of communication about where we are, what we want and where we want to go in the future. So I feel like we’re kind of going along this path that feels right for us,” Greene continued to People.
Of her engagement, she added, “Paul and I are best friends, so it’s the same but different.”
The one thing that has changed is the topic of discussion at dinners. Greene told the mag that she loves being “giddy” and having “engagement dinners” with old friends, who like her, are planning their weddings.
However, Greene is taking her time with the planning process. “We’re definitely not rushing the engagement,” she concluded. “I think the biggest thing for us is that we don’t want any part of this to be negative or stressful. We’re going to figure it out as we go.”