“The idea of us starting a family, having a lifetime of adventures, and getting to laugh with you every single day brings happy tears to my eyes,” Owens shared
Kelsey Owens is engaged!
After more than three years of dating, her fiancé Max Strong popped the question — and the Siesta Key alum said “yes!”
Owens, 26, announced the news on Instagram on Sept. 17 alongside photos of the romantic candlelit proposal. According to the post, Strong, 30, popped the question poolside at Cavo Tagoo, a hotel in Mykonos, Greece.
“WE’RE ENGAGED BABY!!!💍🤍,” she captioned shots of the sunset proposal. “It’s crazy that a day I’ve dreamt about since I was a little girl has arrived. I think the younger me would be so happy to know she has a man who takes care of her, puts a smile on her face, and loves her like no one ever has before.”
She continued, “Max…since the day I met you, you’ve never failed to surprise me and this day was NO different. You make my life like a fairytale so I truly thought this was just another night together shooting photos in a gorgeous location. Little did I know you were about to change my life forever.”
“The idea of us starting a family, having a lifetime of adventures, and getting to laugh with you every single day till the day I die brings happy tears to my eyes,” she wrote. “I feel like the absolute luckiest girl in the world to be your fiancé and future wifey ♥️.”
The reality star also thanked Kiefer Jewelers for helping Strong pick out her “dream ring.”
"I can’t stop looking at it ,” she wrote of the stunning sparkler.
Strong, a wildlife conservationist, commented on his fiancée’s post, writing, “So lucky to be able to call you mine. You deserve the world Kelsey and I can’t wait to give it to you. It’s us forever now 🙏🏼.”
The couple also documented the moment with a video, which they shared in a joint Instagram post, simply captioned: “09.15.23 💍.”
Owens’ Siesta Key costar Madisson Hausburg got emotional in the comments of the teary clip, writing, “Guys I’m too pregnant and emotional for this right now 😭😭😭 this is truly the most beautiful proposal!!”
Hausburg, 29, also commented on Owens’ solo post, writing, “SHE’S A FIANCÉE!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH SO FREAKING MUCH! I couldn’t be happier right now 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️💍,” and the newly engaged star called her reaction “the best all night.”
Siesta Key’s Juliette Porter and Chloe Long also congratulated the pair, writing, “Aww congrats guys!! So happy for you both!! 🥺🥺💓🙏,” and “I am so excited for you both! Congratulations 😍,” respectively.
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Although the couple first met at a mutual pal’s birthday party, Owens told The Dipp, that they also crossed paths on the MTV show, which Owens starred on from 2017 to 2022. Strong had a few small cameos on the series.
The pair went public with their relationship in August 2020, both sharing separate Instagram posts to celebrate their love.
“Mine💚,” Owens began her post. “Max, words can’t begin to express how grateful I am that you came into my life this past year. Thank you for staying by my side through all the dysfunction and accepting me for exactly who I am(even if I piss you off sometimes).”
She continued, “No matter what you’ve always been my biggest motivator and cheerleader. Each day you make me want to be the best version of myself and I hope that I do the same for you. Can’t wait for all the amazing adventures & special moments to come with you. Love you!”
A day later, Strong shared a post dedicated to his now-fiancée.
“I swear the best things in life happen when we least expect them,” he captioned a carousel of sweet moments from their relationship.
“When your guard is down and you’re just being your true authentic self, that’s when you can attract exactly what you’re looking for without even trying,” he wrote. “Safe to say I’ve found that with this girl right here.”
He continued, “From car rides to FaceTimes, sitting in the rain so we can hangout with animals to traveling the world, we’ve done some pretty amazing things. Truthfully though, I really don’t care what I’m doing as long as I’m with you.”
“Our story is just beginning Kelsey, and I couldn’t be more excited to see where this journey takes us,” he added. “Thank you for being you, you’re my person 🙏🏼.”
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