Lawyer John Bluher proposed to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star on Thursday at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico, offering up a gold and diamond ring he helped design with jeweler Ari Soffer, E! News exclusively confirms.
For their special night, Bluher had a tent set up on the beach just steps from their oceanfront suite. The path was lined with candles and he had the tent filled with white roses and lillies.
Taylor wore a cobalt blue silk dress, while her future husband dressed in a white linen shirt and matching slacks for the occasion.
The groom-to-be started the celebration by dramatically uncorking a bottle of Veuve Grand Dame champagne with a saber, after which he and Armstrong walked along the beach to where a day bed and pillows were set up.
And that’s where he popped the question!
The newly betrothed duo embraced then enjoyed dinner catered by the resort’s five-star restaurant, Carolina, which also matched wine for each course.
“The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is where we fell in love, it was the perfect choice for this wonderful occasion,” Buher said. “Taylor was beautiful and never stopped smiling! It was an amazing evening, a 10 all ’round”
Taylor hinted at her romantic trip on Twitter, saying, “Hi Tweeties. Miss U. I’m on vacation in Mexico…Rest, Relaxation & Romance w @JohnBluher. Snorkel, surf, stand up paddle, swim & sun. #love”
The reality star opened up to E! News about her relationship with John earlier this year saying that she felt “at peace” in her new relationship.
“I am so much happier than I have ever been. I never thought I would feel this way,” Taylor gushed. “John and I have an equal respect for one another. We have a real friendship and partnership.”
She added, “He is a beautiful man. I didn’t think I would ever be able to trust someone completely. But somehow, he opened my heart and I let him in.”
The road to love has been a bumpy one for Taylor. In 2011, her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, was found dead in his Los Angeles home after hanging himself.
“I want people to see that I am in a solid place now. They have seen me through my pain and anger,” she explained a year and a half after the tragic incident.
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