Actress Eva Amurri and new fiancé, chef Ian Hock, recently re-enacted their romantic Paris engagement in Westport, CT, so Amurri’s kids could share the love.
Amurri, who co-parents her three children with ex Kyle Martino, explained on Instagram how excited the kids were when they learned that Hock was taking her to Paris.
“The two big kids kept on asking me if I thought Ian would propose in Paris,” she wrote. “Marlowe, especially, has been asking us to get married for over a year, and she told me “I think it’s gonna happen in Paris, mom!!! You have to call me if he gives you the ring!!!”
And he did. In an Instagram Story, Amurri displayed her new emerald-cut diamond engagement ring in a series of photos from the City of Love.
The daughter of actress Susan Sarandon and director Franco Amurri told her fans that she was “absolutely dying” over the ring, and gave a shout out to her new fiancé and the ring’s designer.
Amurri wrote, “Ian designed it with @cms_custom and OMG Christina you outdid yourself!!!!!”
The platinum and 14-karat gold ring features a large center stone accented by square baguette side stones and secured in a basket setting with an open gallery.
Amurri explained that after she and Hock were officially engaged, they called the kids to share the news.
“They were SO excited, and they wanted to know all the details,” Amurri wrote on Instagram. “We told them we’d redo it for them when [we] came home.”
In a video posted to Instagram, the couple shared the heartwarming scene, as the three kids — sons Mateo (2) and Major (6) and daughter Marlowe (8) — watch intently as their mom shows them photos and videos of the garden in Paris where the engagement took place.
Then, in the family’s living room, Hock got down on one knee and proposed to Amurri. She said “Yes,” and they kissed.
Then Hock pulled a ring box from his pocket and placed the ring on Amurri’s finger. The kids cheered and Major was so excited, he jumped on Hock’s back. Then each kid got to try on their mom’s new ring.
The family capped the celebration with a toast. Their drink of choice was red, sparkly soda.
“This morning, we relived our engagement all over again, with our three favorite people, and it was so dreamy,” Amurri wrote on Instagram. “This engagement isn’t just ours, but theirs as well. Feeling so grateful for this love.”
Amurri is an actress, blogger and founder of the Happily Eva After lifestyle collection.
Credits: Photos and screen captures via Instagram / thehappilyeva.