YouTube Star Hannah Hart of ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ Is Engaged to Ella Mielniczenko

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On today’s specialty menu is a side of proposal. Popular food vlogger Hannah Hart is engaged to Ella Mielniczenko, she announced Friday, July 27.

Hart, the force behind her 7-year-old YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen, confirmed the news of her engagement to Mielniczenko (an executive producer at BuzzFeed) on Instagram.

“#enGAYged ,” Hart expressed alongside a smiling snap with her love. “I proposed! She said yes! There were many wonderful and hilarious details involved and we will share them all, but right now I just really needed to tell you guys and didn’t want to wait anymore. We will do a whole video about it and tell the whole story. But right now is just to share the exciting news!!! We are gonna get married, babyyyy!!”

She also shared her full proposal story with People magazine. “It’s so exciting to share our engagement story,” Hart said. “There is just not enough positive queer representation out there of the realities of being in queer relationships. It means all the same things as heterosexual relationships. We cry when we get engaged and fall in love and find people we want to spend the rest of our lives with.”

Hart’s original proposal plans were all foiled due to timing and weather conditions, but it was during a trip to Oahu that she hid the Catbird engagement ring in a sand castle bucket—along with two baby champagne bottles—and proposed just as the sun was setting over the Pacific.

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“I saw the ring and it was not what was described at all, but it is something I feel so comfortable wearing,” Mielniczenko noted. The piece itself is a three-stone ring featuring one large pear-shape center stone.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.