Jake Owen Engaged to Erica Hartlein — See Her Ring!
Country star Jake Owen is taking the next big step in his relationship with longtime girlfriend Erica Hartlein.
After more than three years of dating, Jake popped the question to Erica in Nashville.
Along with posting a kissing pic, Jake wrote on Instagram, “5 years ago we went and got our first Christmas Tree 🎄together....at this same spot..This year, I asked her if she’d like to get Christmas Trees 🎄 every year for the rest of our lives.”
Referencing their daughter Paris, 1, she added, “Our little Paris was there to witness the complete surprise. So much of a surprise, Erica didn’t have her nails done..(yes, I now know that’s big deal I guess 💅🏼) .”
“She said yes in the sprinkle of a Nashville snow… Life is good. I love you @ericahartlein,” Jake continued.
Jake and Erica celebrated their engagement with a trip to her “favorite restaurant” Chick-fil-A. He joked, “She was successful not getting Polynesian Sauce on that bling.”
Last year, Jake opened up about meeting Erica while furniture shopping. He told the “All Our People” podcast, “It was after I was divorced, and I remember looking at her. I was just intrigued by how beautiful she was and how she was holding court in that store that day and telling people what they needed to do. I was like, 'Wow, she's got a lot going for her. She's confident.’”
“But I never actually ever said anything to her about it — it was flirtatious until it was a few weeks after that,” Jake shared.
Jake recently featured Erica in his music video for “Made for You.”