If you think Marc Jacob's proposal to Charly Defrancesco was extra, take a look at these celebrity proposals

If you think Marc Jacob's proposal to Charly Defrancesco was extra, take a look at these celebrity proposals
Charly Defrancesco and Marc Jacob (Source:Getty Images)

To us mortal beings, popping the question with a decent ring is hard enough but for celebrities, it is far from it. For them, a big rock is the basic necessity and then comes the extra-ness of the whole deal. Recently, fashion powerhouse Marc Jacobs decided to get on one knee to pop the question to his longtime boyfriend Charly Char Defrancesco at Chipotle Mexican Grill in New York.

As you can imagine, it is Marc Jacobs, the guy who tells the world what to wear and what's in every season - so while the ring must, fo course, be up to date, he couldn't settle with candles or just a song playing on the speakers to create an ambience perfect for his planned proposal. Marc got along his own flash mob that danced to Prince's 'Kiss' when he went down on his knees.

While the place was not really what you'd expect from someone as sophisticated as Jacobs, it clearly worked. Char said yes and did the whole 'omg I'm so shocked I'm gonna cry'. Will they get free guacamole for the wedding? Who knows, but one thing is for sure - Jacobs definitely boosted the restaurant's popular quotient. 


Come to think of it, he isn't the only one. Celebrities, in general, are very well connected and have a truckload of cash to shell out and since money can buy almost everything, they don't hold back when it comes down to getting a 'yes!'

Remember when the king of extra Kanye West proposed to his lady love, Kim Kardashian? Say what you may about Kanye, he treats Kim like a queen - he is often snapped holding car doors for her, holding back the crowd with both arms like the Yeezus that he is so that his wife can pass through and is seen carrying all the large bags when they are out alone. So obviously, when it came to asking the woman he had set his heart on since 2003, the most important question of his life, he brought out the big guns.

In 2013, ten years and a baby daughter later, Kanye finally mustered enough courage and popped the big question to Kim - with roman candles burning and a 50 member orchestra playing Lana Del Ray's 'Young and Beautiful' at the massive San Francisco Giants' baseball stadium. "I just want to know." The otherwise loud and proud Kanye, sweetly asked her again, with "Pleeease marry meee!!!" in white glowing letters on the stadium's screen. There was a 15-carat diamond ring from Lorraine Schwartz involved and they have been married since. 


Are you wishing you were married to Kanye? I sure am. Imagine the obscene amount of money the whole process would have taken, not to mention the meticulous planning. 

Former rugby star Garth Chamberlain kind of topped on the creative scale of proposals. He organized an entire fake photo shoot and traveled for a thousand miles just to pop the question to model girlfriend Tess Montgomery. He flew her out to the island of Favignana in Italy under the facade of a huge modeling shoot, where she was to stay in an uber luxurious hotel.

In the evening the same day, the hotel staff came to her with an iPad which had a photo montage of their three-year-old love life and it also showed how he had traveled all the way to Sweden and asked her dad if he could marry her. At the same time as this was happening, he showed up at the hotel traveling a 1000 miles and got down on one knee. This was all caught on camera, of course. 

Till now, you would have certainly realized that celebrities go all out when it comes to popping the question, going as far as faking a prospective job to get their partner's attention but this singer decided to go the old classic way - wine and dine her and then show her the ring but on top of a glacier.


Heidi Klum and Seal's over the top and completely out there proposal story is still the most exaggerated version of a romantic that I've ever seen. In 2004, the singer flew her all the way on top, 14,000 ft, of a glacier on a helicopter when the couple were holidaying at the Canadian ski resort of Whistler and popped the question in a custom-built igloo that had taken two days to build.

As she saw where they were, he popped the question as they enjoyed a nice time together. He is even said to have managed to get rose petals spread inside as well as champagne, gourmet food, and candles.  

In an interview four years after the proposal, Heidi told People, "[Seal] took me by helicopter. He had an igloo built there, and they’d brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic! There were food and champagne, and then the helicopter left. It was a little scary, too, because you’re so cut off from the world. No trees, nothing – it was hardcore. But I was ecstatic." We bet.


Adding to the list of airborne proposals is Ludacris' proposal to girlfriend Eudoxie Mbouguiengue. There were a million chances of this one going wrong but Ludacris really thought it through. On the way to Costa Rica, on a private plane, when he popped the question to Eudoxie, he had "Will you marry me?" written in giant letters, not flying off the tail of the plane, like you would have guessed. Instead, it was reflected on the grass below. How he managed to pull this off perfectly because she is said to have told him "Hell Yes!" is a mystery. 

There are romantic proposals and then there is Tom Cruise's proposal to Katie Holmes, which is probably the epitome of romance. There's also the horse-drawn carriage and a mile of fairy lights proposal by Dean McDermott to Tori Spelling but I think Tom's Eiffel Tower proposal would trump Dean's in-the-middle-of-nowhere romance.

The two started dating in 2005 and just two months later Cruise went ahead and popped the question, going as classic as possible. He took Katie on a romantic dinner all the way inside the famous Eiffel Tower and then asked her to marry him on top of the Tower overlooking Paris, the city of love, literally 304 meters off the ground. Sigh. Though the marriage didn't last, this memory surely will. 


Like Tom and Katie's, many of these proposals don't have a happy ending even though they get a resounding yes - but it doesn't make them any less extra. Jordan Bratman proposed to pop diva Christina Aguilera in 2002 with not one, not two but an entire hotel room full of gifts. And rose petals. Each one of those many boxes had a self-penned poem by Jordan along with a gift and one of them had a ring - she had to hunt down which one.

Christina is said to have sat there and opened everything and when she did find the box with the ring, he got down on his knee and asked her to marry him with a five-carat diamond ring. The couple split in 2010.

The worst one, however, is the mother of extra proposals, but on the creepy scale. It was the time when Guns N'Roses frontman Axl Rose popped the question to Erin Everly, making her an offer she couldn't possibly refuse. He came over to her house one day at 4 in the morning, and said, "Marry me or I'll kill myself." And to the wonder and amazement of everyone who heard it, she married him. 


Talk about OTT proposals!

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