One Jonas brother down, two to go. It’s official: Kevin Jonas is engaged. The eldest Jonas brother proposed to his long time girlfriend, Danielle Deleasa, on Wednesday (July 1) and confirmed the news to People.
He showed up to her New Jersey doorstep Wednesday morning, got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend of two years to marry him. “She said yes, yes, yes, like 500 times super fast in a row,” Jonas told the magazine. The pair have yet to set a wedding date.
Jonas, 21, and Deleasa, a 22-year-old former hairdresser from New Jersey, met in 2007 while their families were vacationing in the Bahamas. At the time the band was still up-and-coming and she admits that she didn’t even know who the [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist] were. Kevin pursued Deleasa after he spotted her on the beach. “It still feels like a dream,” she told People about the engagement.
“It was tough performing last night, knowing that I was going to ask the biggest question in my life to the most amazing girl in the world,” Kevin said. He arrived from Toronto on an overnight flight to ask her to marry him.
On “Larry King Live” last month , King asked Kevin if he had any plans to marry his current girlfriend, and he replied,”We’ll see. She’s an amazing girl,” but wouldn’t elaborate any further.
Kevin’s little brothers, Joe and Nick, took to Twitter to congratulate Kevin and their future sister-in-law. “Congrats big brother…..Dani welcome to the family,” they wrote. “We can’t wait to have you join us on the road! Love Joe and Nick.”
Kevin’s parents, Kevin Sr. and Denise, released a statement about the engagement saying they are thrilled by the news. “Our hearts are filled with joy today and we are happy to share with you that our son Kevin has asked Danielle for her hand in marriage.
“Her answer was yes, and it is such a blessing that she will be joining our family. Kevin and Danielle have not yet set a date. Family is very dear to us, and we hope we have raised Kevin to be a wonderful man and husband. Please join us in our family’s celebration and in congratulating Kevin and Danielle. Thank you for all of your support.”