Justin Long and Kate Bosworth are planning on spending the rest of their lives together.
On the latest episode of the actor’s podcast, Life is Short with Justin Long, he interviewed his new fiancée about their Relationship and shared the romantic story behind his proposal. Bosworth explained that they decided to address this happy news together, “because we’re probably gonna be asked about it and we thought, ‘Well, how can we talk about this in a way that makes us feel the best,’ and we thought, ‘Oh, I’d really like to just talk about it with you.’” Long then went on to reveal that his proposal didn’t go exactly as he originally intended. “I did have a special thing planned around [Kate’s] birthday and about a month before that, we were talking about, things change, and sometimes they change pretty drastically without any warnings.” He continued, “It was a moment where it just felt so organic and it felt connected to something very, very deeply, profoundly personal that we were going through, like, a real life change, and so it came out in a very organic way.”
Bosworth then shared her version of the event, recalling, “We had just gone through this really hard thing and we had spoken to a therapist and we were trying to move through things at the time and she gave us a really great piece of advice which was: Make sure that you’re pretty consistently asking the other what you need, or asking the other what they need.” She added, “I remember waking up not so many mornings after that therapy session and I looked at Justin and I said…I remember, I smiled at you, and I said, ‘What do you need?’ And he, like, really looked at me and he said, ‘To spend my life with you.’ And I smiled and I said, ‘Well, yeah, you have that. Oh my gosh, you have that,’ and he said, ‘No, I mean I really want to spend my life with you.’” Long revealed that that moment, “was the easiest…the words just came out, like, so naturally.” His new fiancée noted, “I thought it was the most romantic and honest and loving proposal.”
The Couple initially sparked rumors that they might be engaged last month after Bosworth was photographed wearing a large, new diamond ring at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. The Blue Crush star and Long first met while filming Barbarian together in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2021 and, by December of that year, news broke that the pair were officially an item. In April 2022, Long hinted that a wedding could very much be in their future, going so far as to call Bosworth “the one” during a conversation with Bachelor star Nick Viall on his podcast The Viall Files. “I had gotten to a place where…I was comfortable with myself, I was ready to be—I didn’t know it at the time—but I was ready for the one,” he explained. “And the one I had met…I had found.” He added that keeping their relationship out of the public eye has been complicated as he does “want to scream it from the rooftops, but I also want to be protective. It’s sacred.”