“I couldn’t really focus, I couldn’t concentrate,” the 32-year-old swimmer said of being unable to concentrate at his DWTS practices. “I’m just happy everything worked out.”
“We were in a helicopter and we went down around West Hollywood and Hollywood, and then we flew over Santa Monica and the pier, and we went up the coast in the helicopter,” Ryan added to Us Weekly. “Then they landed us on top of a mountain in Malibu, and on the mountain there was a picnic that had roses and champagne, and she was like, ‘What’s going on?’ And so we got out and that’s when I got down on one knee. But I was messing up! I had practiced it so many times in my bathroom, I had my suit, my jacket on, and I was pulling the ring out, and everything was perfect. Then when it actually happened I couldn’t get the ring out of my pocket and I was stumbling over all of my words! And I was just so clammy and nervous — but then I finally got the courage to ask, ‘Will you marry me?’ And she said yes! And I was like, ‘Yeah! My life is complete!’”
Check out the ring Ryan gave Kayla Rae if you missed it!
“She liked a ring on her Instagram and I saw it and I remembered it. So I wanted to get that same design, and I went to a jeweler that I know and I was like, ‘You have to make me this special ring.’ But the ring she liked was only like two or three carats — and I said, ‘No, I want to make it bigger, I want everyone to know that she’s taken!’” Ryan said about designing the rock.