“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco is sporting a brand new 2.5-carat princess-cut diamond ring and “flying high” after accepting the marriage proposal of professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting on Wednesday.
The pretty halo-style sparkler features small prong-set round diamonds framing the large center stone. Similar round accent stones are set half-way around the white-metal band. Eonline.com credited Sweeting with picking out the $65,000 ring on his own.
News of Wednesday’s marriage proposal surprised celebrity watchers, who had first learned of the couple’s whirlwind three-month romance only a few days earlier, when Cuoco and her new beau walked the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Hollywood.
Cuoco gave her 1,625,276 Twitter followers a hint of the engagement when she posted this tweet right after accepting Sweeting’s proposal on Wednesday: “Flying high, I could literally touch the sky with you…”
Also on Wednesday, paparazzi spotted the actress wearing what appeared to be a beautiful new engagement ring while out on a coffee run in Sherman Oaks, Calif. At that point her publicist confirmed that the couple was, in fact, engaged.
“It’s only been three months, but she knows Ryan is the one,” a source close to the 27-year-old actress told Us Weekly. “When you know, you just know.”
Cuocco, who incidentally played junior tennis before giving that up to pursue acting, has starred as Penny on the “Big Bang Theory” since 2007.
The 26-year-old Sweeting won the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in 2011 and is currently ranked No. 525 in the world.