So ummm…this happened!!!

So if you’ve been following me on Instagram, I kinda just announced the biggest thing that has ever happened to me. Guys! I got engaged on Kauai to the love of my life! AHHHHHHHH!!!!! I AM A FIANCÉ NOW!

You’re probably thinking, “Wait whaaaa….you…were…in a relationship?” It’s okay. I meant to keep it private. It took everyone by surprise…like everyone…even COSMO!??!?!?!?

Before I get into the romantic proposal story, I just have to say that when Sam and I were Ubering home from LAX, we got a notification for this article, and when we opened it up – we just about DIED laughing.

First, at the fact that we were important enough for Cosmo to write an article about, and then secondly – I mean THAT HEADLINE. It is golden. Just golden. The Uber driver probably thought we were lunatics. We were CRYING. DYING. We couldn’t breathe.

Sam and I got engaged on August 16, 2017 in Kauai and I kept it a secret from you guys until the 22nd. Sam chose the 16th because it is my favorite number. And now, as I am writing this, I just realized that we announced ourselves publicly as a couple on the 22nd…which is Sam’s favorite number!

Though I never officially shared Sam with you guys, if you look carefully, he’s actually been in quite a few on my YouTube videos! POP Songs in Real Life and Train Like a Beast, Look Like  Beauty Workout just to name a couple. We kept our relationship private because as a “public figure”, there are just some things you need to save for yourself. To me, love is very precious, and I did not want to put our relationship or Sam in a place of constant judgement. We needed to purely and genuinely develop our relationship without the pressure of followers, likes, and comments etc.

I actually had trouble writing the engagement announcement caption because in a way, I almost felt like I had been hiding a secret from you guys. I didn’t want you to be mad because you guys pretty much know EVERYTHING about me – except for my dating life. It took me an hour to write the IG caption and when I posted it, my heart was racing. Was my biggest moment going to be ruined by people being upset that I was hiding something from them?

Thank you Nicole for saying that. It made me feel a lot less anxious! And not that this matters AT ALL, but our engagement announcement is the highest liked thing in the entire history of the entire Blogilates Instagram!

I think the highest liked post I’ve ever had like before this was around 64k. I got into the mid-50s with Taylor Swift. But this? THIS comes to show that people really love LOVE. Sam and I are so happy that you guys are celebrating with us. THANK YOU. I cannot wait to share more stories about our relationship and things we’ve learned over the years. We’ve been together since college and he knows me better than any person in the world, including myself.

So for those of you who have not read it yet, here is original engagement announcement:

I’ve been waiting a week to post this because I wasn’t sure how to tell you guys. Most of you probably didn’t even know I was in a relationship because I’ve been very private about my life offline. But now, there are no more secrets.

He knew me and loved me before Blogilates ever existed. We dreamt together, built together, failed together, lost hope together, and found what we were desperately searching for in one another…together. We’ve been through so much and I 100% would NOT be who I am today without him.

I want you to meet my biggest supporter, my best friend, the man of my dreams, the man of my reality, the only one who can make me laugh within 5 minutes of a heated argument by putting on my favorite Disney songs and forcing me to dance with him…the amazing Sam.

That evening Sam told me we needed to go take Instagram pics at this cool cliff he found. So right before golden hour, I got ready, put on my new dress, and did my hair & makeup! Once he walked me to the edge of the cliff, he bent down to get his camera and said something along the lines of “Oops, I forgot my camera.” He was probably confused because all I said was “Oh ok!” (I don’t know, the scene was too pretty to get mad!)

Then…I saw a black box. And I was like ummmmmmmmmmmmmm. 😶😱😳😬 (Because we ALWAYS discuss everything and we definitely did NOT discuss what was about to happen!)

He got on one knee and asked “Will you marry me?” And all I could say was…”Wait, is this real?”, “You’re kidding right?”, “Hold on, this isn’t fake?!”

He was like, “NO CASSEY! THIS IS REAL!!!!”

And at that moment, I started crying, he slipped on the most beautiful ring I had ever seen, he turned me around, and I saw my sister and her boyfriend snapping pics and shooting video from behind a well positioned bush.

IT. WAS. UNREAL.

So there it is guys. I got engaged in Kauai to the love of my life. It feels like a dream but Sam reminds me that it’s definitely real. 😉 There’s so much more I want to tell you but Instagram won’t let me write more. 💕

My baby sister Jackelyn was taking pics the entire time! Her and her boyfriend Nick (we call him Nickles) were behind a literal fir fort being all sneaky. I HAD NO IDEA. LIKE ZERO IDEA. We had to go back to the scene of the event before we left Kauai to re-enact this photo for you guys so that you could appreciate the fir fort. LOOK:

I was CRYING once I realized Sam was asking me to marry him for real! Then Jackelyn and Nickles came over to hug us and we took some selfies on a cliff. In case you’re wondering, Sam proposed to me on Punahoa Point in Kauai. It was perfect. Just PERFECT.

Ah, and the ring. Want a closeup? Okay cuz I took a closeup to show y’all! I can’t stop looking at it! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! (Also thank goodness I got my nails done the week before!)

You know what’s funny?

LITERALLY a couple weeks ago before we went on vacation I told Sam that I hate rings, don’t get me a ring, and that our love does not need to be shown off by an overvalued rock. I said take the money and let’s start another venture instead! Hahaha.

Omg he must have been DYING inside because Sam and lil sis have been working so hard CUSTOM DESIGNING this ring just for me – in secret!

I remember a few months ago Jackelyn asked me if I HAD TO pick a ring what it would look like. I was like…ok fine, well if you force me then something that doesn’t look like a traditional wedding ring! 💍 I want it to look like a rose on a vine! 🌹 She was like…what!?!?

Well baby sis and fiancé, you guys knew me better than I knew myself because I DIDN’T KNOW that I could love a ring THIS MUCH. It is so beautiful and the fact that you guys designed it for me makes it even more special. What’s a Blogilates ring if it ain’t got some pink stones and a rose gold band!?!? 💕 You guys crushed it on the design!!!

Finally…for those of you wondering…how does being a fiancé feel different from being a girlfriend? 👫 Surprisingly it feels REALLY different! I feel like I’ve unlocked a new level of adulthood and am experiencing a heightened kind of love. Its so weird and magical! ✨ Eeeeeeeeee!!!

Now onto the wedding dress search! THIS IS GONNA BE FUN.

  • Nikki

    Soo happy for you and Sam Cassey and way to go on keeping your relationship a secret. It shows that you value that alot more than if you had publicly opened up about it to everyone. Can’t wait to see all the wedding pics and hope you guys can do a q and a about your whole relationship, like how you met on up to the place in life you are now. Congrats!!!

  • True Wise

    Congratulations Cassey !! wish you all the Best !!!

  • Sandri

    OMGGGGGGGGG i can’t velieve cassey i’m so happy for you i hope that you live a happy life with him.😊 i really like all your videos,if you want you can do a husband tag on your channel,we are going to be super happy to know more about him.😘😘😘🦄

  • Post-alot-es

    Congratulations, Cassey! You and Sam deserve all the happiness in the world- and the right to keep whatever you want private. I can totally relate to the pressures and fears of social media. Just remember that you have such a strong support system in your sister, “Nickles” (haha), and US! We love you, and we now love Sam too! Happy wedding planning :)

    Cheers!

  • Callie Cleve

    Congratulations Cassey!!! About a month ago, I had started to wonder if you were in a relationship with Sam. You did a good job of keeping it private for so long! I’m glad you did though. I think it’s better that you kept us focused on the workouts, getting healthy and strong etc, and your personal life to yourself. Praying for you and your fiancé to stay humble, kind, patient and dedicated to one another. Best wishes As y’all continue to grow in love and happiness together!❤️❤️❤️
    Callie

  • Miss Margaret Ann

    OH MY GOSH!!!! I am SO happy for YOU! You are such a gorgeous, kind, and AMAZING person! I’m so excited for you! <3 <3 <3

    • Miss Margaret Ann

      And also I completely respect and agree with your choice to keep it private, that is such a wonderful choice!

  • Lucie

    Please do not apologize for keeping your relationship safe, you’re already sharing so much with us…
    Congratulations and thank you Sam for planning this perfect moment for you two. I hope you will feel that breathtaking joy again and again.
    Continue to take care of each other and everything will be fine.

    Remember this day for it was the beginning of forever <3

  • Szue May Goh

    So happy for you both! When I read your announcement post, it made me tear up and was so happy even though I’m all the way here in Malaysia and have seen you from afar when you came to Malaysia. You’re such an inspiration and deserve all the happiness!!

  • Emily Suchman

    OMG! I’m so incredibly happy for you and Sam! I hope you have the wedding f your dreams and a marriage for the ages. Congratulations <3

  • Kaelyn

    Hi Cassey!
    Could not resist not posting even though I could have double-clicked the Insta post hundred times but it is not possible!

    Congratulations Cassey and Sam! I am so happy for you guys! I was always wondering what kind of guy will sweep you, Cassey off your feet and little did I know, you already have one crowned! And you managed to keep this private! I have no idea how you do this and how you can resist doing this! Nonetheless, you are absolutely right that love is precious and indeed need no parade. I have been following you for years and I am still working on many things in life, hoping to be just as successful as you are. You are turning new page into a different and even more exciting chapter ahead! Allow me to send you my prayers, may you continue to be you even though you have just been promoted to a different role in life! May you both continue to love with respect, hope and faith for one another.

    Again, Congratulations Cassey and Sam! I am looking forward to a Blogilates wedding! Hope you will not be sharing it a week after the marriage!! hahah! ;p

  • Mia

    I remember when you came out for a class in Costa Mesa 2 years ago. I was a few months post partum and you were so encouraging to me! I think it was right when your book came out? I got there super early and was the first in line. Sam was Getting the table ready, etc. I remember some other girls and I told him how much we loved you! He responded with a huge smile “yeah, she’s awesome” When I saw how he “beamed” when he talked about you I thought “oooh he has a crush on her!” I didn’t know you guys were dating! The way he watched you and talked about you was so sweet. When I saw that you got engaged, I immediately called my husband and told him. I told him I felt like my best friend got engaged!! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see pictures of you in your wedding dress.

  • Alexischan05

    I legit started DANCING INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is SUCH a huge milestone in your life!!! I also knew about Sam due to the AMAZING Sheroic Podcast! As soon as I opened up my Gmail and actually read the title of the blog I FLIPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SUPER happy right, since I’ve been thinking when he was going pop the question! Also Nicole I COMPLETELY agree with you! I am 12 years old and she is my BIGGEST INSPIRATION!!!

  • Maria

    CONGRATULATIONS, Cassey!!! Secretly, I thought Sam might be the one for you after reading your dedication for Hot Body Year Round. I couldn’t be happier for you both! What a gorgeous ring. Please keep us in the loop on the wedding plans. We LOVE you! xoxoxo

  • Christen

    I thought you might have a boyfriend named Sam! You mentioned him in your newsletter from 12/15/16, “Sam is really worried and thinks I have overinvited and underplanned.” I had to search my inbox for that because I thought I remembered you mentioning him. So happy for you Cassey!!!! <3

  • Congratulations Cassey! This was a beautiful post, I am really happy for both you and Sam! Good for you for keeping your relationship private. Enjoy this new chapter of your life! 😊

  • Anna Christine de Gier-Merritt

    So happy for you!! What an exciting article to come across, especially since you’ve kept everything so private! Best wishes for your wedding planning, and truly I can’t wait to see your dress. :)

  • neko2412neko

    OMG!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! I’m crying, it’s so beautiful! You deserve it so so much!!! (I actually suspected that you are dating Sam a few years ago already when you send a box of gifts to Bubz when Isaac was born and she said thx to you an Sam! xP But it’s totally fine to keep your relationship privat, you don’t need to share everything!) And a second OMG for the ring!!!! I’m a total no-ring-wearer, too, but damn, that ring is so beautiful, the prettiest ring I have ever seen… by far! CONGRATS again!!! And I can’t wait to see wedding preparations, and of cause THE DRESS!

  • leanndra

    Congrats!! So very happy for you!

  • Priscilla Sanchez

    Congratulations Cassey!!!!

  • Karen Bateman

    I just <3 you so much Cassey you are amazing, I've been following you for a very long time now and every second has always made me smile. Here's to you and Sam, huge congrats to you both, I'm so happy. Ps I hope to share many many more years following you!

  • Connie Wilson

    Congratulations on your engagement, Cassey!! I am so happy for this new adventure!! Thank you for always being a honest and realistic aspect of the fitness industry–I am thankful for your existence :-) <3

  • Avantika Karir

    I’m so happy for you Cassey. You know always wondered that if you were dating anyone, but my mind always came to place that no she must be busy. But I can’t believe this true. I woke up this morning and get an email with the tittle saying “I got Engaged?” My eyes flew up instantly. I’m so happyyyy that I can’t even express it in this comment box. I wanted to login but something is wrong and I’m not able yo login. But anyways we can’t wait to see your DISNEY WEDDING 💜 Or dream wedding.

  • Christina Luu

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you! I got engaged this year too! 7 years of dating and I thought it was a joke as well! I didn’t have my glasses on and I bent forward and zoomed in close to the box LOL best of luck and enjoy your love buzz 🙃 ❤ 🤗 💎💍

  • Nina Givens

    Congratulations, I wish you two have a happy and beautiful future!

  • Adriana Newson

    Beyond excited for you too. I hope we get to see the process of finding your mermaid gown or at least the one you select. And of course (no rush) I can’t wait to see you keep us fit during your pregnancy… maybe I’m jumping the gun here ;). Either way congrats you deserve all the love and happiness the world has to give!!!!

  • Rosee

    I am truly so happy for you and Sam! Way to go Sam! All the best on this new chapter of your lives.

  • Diana Wegner

    Oh my gosh, congratulations to you both!! And I LOVE that you kept your LOVE hush hush ;) It shows so much respect and integrity for each other, and your private lives. You look stellar and happy together, Eeeee, I’m so excited! xxo D

  • Amee

    Congrats Cassey!! I’m soooo happy for you and I wish you two the best! I think its really wise that you kept this private. Pressure from others would really impact your relationship.

  • Jamie Lynn

    Congratulations Cassey & Sam!! The proposal was incredibly lovely! Sam & Jackelyn – excellent job with the ring & keeping all that from Cassey for so long!!! My mom couldn’t last more than an hour before she “encouraged” my now-husband to propose to me lol. Shocked you had a SO, sure but so what, I think how you handled your very personal relationship with Sam just so beautifully!! Which made your announcement even more special! So glad you have someone who loves you for you & will always be (& has always been) in your corner! Congratulations!! <3<3

  • Ellen

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy every second.

  • Josie

    Congratulations Cassy! I am so happy for you and Sam. You are going to be the most beautiful bride ever. 😘🔝😊

  • Gerry

    Congratulations Cassey and Sam! Omg, I am so in live with your ring – It looks GORGEOUS!!! 😍 And the story behind it is incredibly cute. Whishing you a great and exciting wedding “preparation-time.” 😊💗

    • Gerry

      “In live” of course means “in love” 😄

  • Beautiful!! Congratulations and Best Wishes!

  • Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith

    Congratulations Cassy!!! So happy for you!

  • Nicole

    Congratulations!!!!!!! What an exciting time, cherish every moment of it. I been a long time follow of your for many years, you are truly an inspiration, and unlike anyone else out there. I value that you kept your personal private, and at some level, I respect that even more about you! Happy Dress Shopping, and all the wonderful things that come along with getting Married, and your special day. You are going to make such a beautiful bride. And your sister must be ecstatic for you!!!! Thank you for sticking true to you. And most of all for creating Blogilates (duh) you are the reason I work-out everyday, your passion, your energy and even more so, you just being YOU!!! Congrats again <3

  • Nicole McCall

    Oh My gosh, my comment is famous. lol!! Really. Very happy for her. There are very little fitness icons I encourage my kids to follow. Most of them are all about buying snake oils and getting thigh gaps. Sigh. But Cassey, between, the fashion, appropriate body image language, pop music, and all the cheap clean eats, this nerdy old mom can relate to her kids through fun things they like and still be centered on health and fitness. How cool is that? One of the reasons I BLEW UP over that April Fool’s Day prank. lol! Don’t sell out, EVER. Please. You can be inspiring for years!

    • blogilates

      Nicole you are amazing!!! Thank you for that comment. For real. It made me feel confident.

    • Michelle Kerr

      You are amazing Nicole! :) Never forget that. <3

    • You are amazing Nicole! :) Never forget that. <3

  • Danielle Grant

    I love this story! And I love the headline too! lol
    I actually came up with a headline myself, as I was going to sleep last night. You know how your mind drifts when you’re about to fall asleep? Well, mine took me back to your announcement and this image of you on a mermaid dress (now that I think back on it) smiling at the camera with Sam, holding a beautiful white bouquet. Then the headline popped in my head: YouTube Powerhouse Cassey Ho Says Yes to the Man of Her Dreams. I couldn’t quite finish the subheading, but it would go somewhere along the lines of “The Blogilates star and her longtime “secret” boyfriend exchange vows at [insert awesome Kauai-esque location] before a close group of family and friends”.
    Let’s see how right my drifting mind was when it happens!

  • mango124

    I am so, so, SO incredibly happy for you!!!! Congratulations!! Not only do I respect your decision to keep this private but I applaud you for doing you. Thataway to SLAYYY GURLL!!!! And the fact that you decided to share it afterwards with your blogilates family speaks to your dedication and genuineness to the people around you…IDK man. You’re just a beautiful person, inside and out. I’m so happy for you and I wish you both every happiness and a lifetime of love! Best regards, Shalini

  • Erin O’Donnell

    When I read your insta post on this, I couldn’t stop smiling! It was like I loved you even more. I really appreciate how you are professional enough to know where to set a boundary. This wasn’t a “bad” secret- it was lovely and shows how much you respect yourself and Sam.

  • Alexandra

    Congratulations Cassey!!So happy for you both.

  • Melody Schwenk Gardner

    This is, literally, perfect. So happy for all of this and 110% excited to see your #shreddingforthewedding workouts – haha! Have a fantastic time being engaged! <3

  • Anika Bruce

    Omg, congratulations Cassey, this is amazing! Sam seems like a really nice guy, I’m so happy for you!

  • Lucia Gutierrez

    SO happy for you both!! Sounds like a fairy tail

  • Kathy

    Congratulations Cassey and Sam!! I remember you talking about Sam on Drew and Lynn Mannings podcast about 2 years ago and ever since then I’ve noticed him pop up in Insta pictures and of course mentioned on your own podcast! It’s not that you were being secretive you were just keeping your private life private. So many couples have “YouTube” relationships and start doing things together purely “for the vlog” and then viewers start weighing in on every aspect of their relationship which is none of their business! I think you two were so right in choosing to keep things private. The ring is stunning and Sam’s proposal was absolutely beautiful. Best of luck in your future together xxx

  • Becky

    Omg Casey, congrats!!! This is such an awesome story. I am so happy for you!! I got married in feb and went to Kauai on my honeymoon. It’s gorgeous. And so are you. Best wishes!! — Becky, who took your class at Tufts Health Plan, before you were famous :)

  • Jenny

    Yeah!💞 Congrats!

  • Paulina

    OH MY GODDDD!!!! THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOR YOU GUYSSS!!! Damn this is so fantastic! I was thinking about ” the man” many times, but this news actually made me feel more settled, that there is someone there to take care of, like you’re taking care of us ;) <3

    • Jenny

      I love this! I completely agree!😁 So happy for you Cassey! So glad there is someone to take care of you like you do for us!🌸

  • CherryCindyy

    Cassey, I am so happy for you! I’m glad you were able to keep your relationship private and enjoy it as any other person would without the prying eyes of the public. I definitely knew though and was so surprised when I found out a few years ago. I remember insta stalking you after seeing your New Year’s Eve kiss with someone on insta story or snap chat! Haha! And I’ve met you twice in Seattle and he was always there with you :) he took our picture of course, haha! It was sweet to always see your pictures together and be one of the few to know you were together. I wish you the best in your fiancé and future marriage life!! I just know you’re gonna have the best wedding planning and fun ever, don’t feel pressured to share everything with the public though. All the best luck. Thank you and I love ya Cassey! <3

  • Sweetie Bird

    You had been dropping hints about Sam on the podcasts, so maybe you felt more comfortable talking about him than writing about the relationship? Congrats! That is a gorgeous ring!

  • ola

    Congratulations Cassey! :D