Love is in the air for Hilary Swank and tennis pro beau, Ruben Torres.
The excited 41-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her fans on how her boyfriend of almost 1 year popped the question. And you bet that she said yes! “Went on a hike and this happened! I am so happy to share with you all, the engagement to my dear Ruben. #Engaged ???,” Swank captioned the lovely pic.
Take a look at that sparkler! Torres did well. The Oscar winner was wearing one heck of a ring, a massive sapphire embellish by diamonds. According to People Magazine, the gorgeous ring actually has a special meaning for the pair.
Emeralds originate from Columbia, which is Torres’ birth place. The ring is a natural Colombian emerald on a platinum art-deco inspired setting for a vintage feel, which is Swank’s favorite, says her rep. The precious piece was designed specially for the couple by Tres Almas’ Andrea Jaramillo.
An insider told People that the engagement took place over the weekend at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California. The couple was previously spotted leaving Moët & Chandon’s inaugural “Holding Court” Champagne party on Saturday, looking all cozy up and inseparable.
Torres began playing tennis at University of Southern California before going professional. Since retiring from the sport, he now works as a tennis coach and also works as a financial advisor for UBS Financial Services in Los Angeles.
Torres and Swank have been romantically linked since July last year. The pair made their first official appearance on the red carpet at an Art Basel event in Miami Beach last December. Swank also took her beau to the WME Pre-Oscar party earlier this year.
This will be the first marriage for Torres and the second for Swank. She was previously married to actor Chad Lowe for 10 years (1997 – 2007). Now we’re excited to see if her wedding dress will be as stunning as her ring.
Congratulations to the happy couple!