After nearly four years of dating, actor Michael Trevino and Dutch model Bregje Heinen are engaged. The Vampire Diaries star popped the question on Christmas Eve with an oval-cut solitaire diamond set on a whisper-thin yellow gold band.
The couple turned to Instagram this past Saturday to share the news with a carousel of photos that revealed that the proposal took place against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. The joint Instagram post was simply captioned “12 . 24 . 23,” The couple punctuated the date with a white heart and engagement ring emoji.
On Sunday, the 30-year-old print and runway model was back on Instagram sharing another carousel of post-engagement photos, including throwback, black-and-white photo booth shots of her canoodling with Trevino, as well as a closeup of her ring-adorned finger taken as she enjoyed a cup of cappuccino.
Trevino, 38, is best known for his recurring role as Tyler Lockwood on The CW drama The Vampire Diaries. More recently, he’s starred as Kyle Valenti on the CW sci-fi series Roswell, New Mexico.
Heinen has modeled for top brands, such as Guess, DKNY, Prada and Versace, and walked the runway for designers Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Fendi, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld. She’s also appeared in the international editions of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
Some of the actor’s costars from The Vampire Diaries shared their best wishes. Candice King, who played Caroline Forbes, commented, “YESSSS!!!!. Congratulations you guys!!!!!” She added a red heart emoji for good measure.
Nina Dobrev, who portrayed Elena Gilbert on the show, posted a series of six smiling heart emojis followed with the comment, “…so happy for you both!”
The couple had been dating since January of 2020, but have kept the details of their romance largely under wraps. Heinen and Trevino hinted that the relationship was advancing to the next level when they posted sweet Instagram messages on the occasion of their first anniversary together.
She wrote, “Couldn’t wish for a better partner! Life is more fun with you. Happy anniversary baby.”
He wrote, “It’s been a year of adventures. Thanks for keeping up with me. Happy Anniversary @bregjeheinen.”
Credits: Images via Instagram / bregji heinen.