So ummm…this happened!!!

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.


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.

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  1. Valeria Hernandez says:

    OMG Ive been so MIA about blogilates for a long time! i guess life has been too crazy busy for me!
    What excites me the most is that you got engaged in my home town!! kauai!! ive lived on kauai my whole life and i wish i would of met you!!! please come back and visit so i can give you a big hug!!! you inspire me to do better! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  2. Claudia Morales says:

    So happy for you both! 🙂

  3. Judy says:

    Oh wow! I missed a lot – but congratulations Cassie!

    Don’t take this the wrong way – but I kinda knew it was too good to be true that you were single ALL this time! But that’s because I think you’re beautiful inside and out so I’m thrilled that you’ve found your other half! I think it’s respectful to yourself and the relationship to keep things in the private because as much as I care about you, your relationship is none of our business to put it bluntly. But thank you for choosing to share this moment with us. 🙂

    p.s. LOVE the ring! It’s so unique!!

  4. Sarah N says:

    Cassey, I’ve been following you and doing your videos off and on since your first few workouts on Youtube. Just had to stop and say congratulations and all the best to you and Sam! I LOVE that you kept it all a secret! 🙂

  5. Annie says:

    YAYYY I knew you’re not single! I think most people think that career-driven/independent women normally won’t hold a relationship, but I knew you couldn’t be single cause you’re just an AMAZING PERSON! So happy for you and guess we all can’t wait to see wedding updates :DD

  6. A Wanderful Life - Simmy says:

    Oh wow, massive congratulations to you both! Props for keeping it secret too, firstly for the reasons you mentioned and secondly, surely that couldn’t have been easy whilst being in the public eye! So happy for you <3

  7. Rita Schaff (Narita Tarou) says:

    OMG I’m so happy for you! Since I was watching your videos carefully and I’m also following your podcast, I kind of knew that you must have someone, it’s just that I really couldn’t imagine who he would be, what he would look like. I can most confidently say that you truly found a person who must cherish you as much as you deserve. It also explains the early videos when I was wondering how you could have made them only by yourself, although I’d have never imagined that he had been by your side for such a long time. I wish you all the best and thank you Sam for making Cassey who she is today. <3 <3 <3 Love from Hungary.

  8. chris mitch says:

    I really got tears in my eyes while reading. This is so romantic and lovely. I can’t wait to see you in your weddibg dress. I hope you’re going to share a picture with us afterwards. Congratulations! ♡

  9. Ruth says:

    Congratulations Cassey! I’ve been keeping up with you for years now and I am thankful that you continue to us along on your life’s journey. You are an inspiration! I’m sure that Blogilates will continue to positively evolve with new change and transition. I think being a fiance is markedly different from being a girlfriend. It’s another level of partnership and commitment that is symbolized by your ring. It says that you both are ready to invite additional layers of experience and excitement to your life. Again congrats!

  10. Sherin Antony says:

    So happy for you Cassey. I already knew about the engagement from your Instagram but came here as you write more personally and frankly.

  11. Linsey says:

    Say yes to the dress, anyone?

  12. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Just one day after reading your announcement my boyfriend asked me to marry him. Guess what his name is… Yep, Sam. 🙂 I coudn’t be happier right now, and yes, being engaged feels so different <3

  13. Nikki says:

    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!!!

  14. True Wise says:

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

  15. Sandri says:

    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.😘😘😘🦄

  16. Post-alot-es says:

    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 🙂


  17. Callie Cleve says:

    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!❤️❤️❤️

  18. Miss Margaret Ann says:

    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

    1. Miss Margaret Ann says:

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

  19. Lucie says:

    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

  20. Szue May Goh says:

    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!!

  21. Emily Suchman says:

    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

  22. Kaelyn says:

    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

  23. Mia says:

    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.

  24. Alexischan05 says:

    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!!!

  25. Maria says:

    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

  26. Christen says:

    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

  27. Caroline W says:

    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! 😊

  28. Anna Christine de Gier-Merritt says:

    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. 🙂

  29. neko2412neko says:

    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!

  30. leanndra says:

    Congrats!! So very happy for you!

  31. Priscilla Sanchez says:

    Congratulations Cassey!!!!

  32. Karen Bateman says:

    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!

  33. Connie Wilson says:

    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

  34. Avantika Karir says:

    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.

  35. Christina Luu says:

    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 🙃 ❤ 🤗 💎💍

  36. Nina Givens says:

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

  37. Adriana Newson says:

    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!!!!

  38. Rosee says:

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

  39. Diana Wegner says:

    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

  40. Amee says:

    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.

  41. Jamie Lynn says:

    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

  42. Ellen says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy every second.

  43. Josie says:

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

  44. Gerry says:

    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.” 😊💗

    1. Gerry says:

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

  45. ElfeVerte says:

    Beautiful!! Congratulations and Best Wishes!

  46. Nnennaya Fakoya-Smith says:

    Congratulations Cassy!!! So happy for you!

  47. Nicole says:

    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

  48. Nicole McCall says:

    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!

    1. blogilates says:

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

    2. Michelle Kerr says:

      You are amazing Nicole! 🙂 Never forget that. <3

    3. You are amazing Nicole! 🙂 Never forget that. <3

  49. Danielle Grant says:

    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!

  50. mango124 says:

    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

  51. Erin O'Donnell says:

    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.

  52. Alexandra says:

    Congratulations Cassey!!So happy for you both.

  53. Melody Schwenk Gardner says:

    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

  54. Anika Bruce says:

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

  55. Lucia Gutierrez says:

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

  56. Kathy says:

    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

  57. Becky says:

    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 🙂

  58. Jenny says:

    Yeah!💞 Congrats!

  59. Paulina says:

    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

    1. Jenny says:

      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!🌸

  60. CherryCindyy says:

    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

  61. Sweetie Bird says:

    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!

  62. ola says:

    Congratulations Cassey! 😀

  63. Chelm Monica Nicoleta says:

    Congratulations Cassie & Sam, I wish you both the best life you could possibly have together, in good health and with your wishes fulfilled. I think it’s ok that you kept your relationship privat, because there are some things in everybody’s life that are meant to be kept private. And if people don’t understand this, maybe they’re not such big fans of yours after all or maybe they don’t respect you that much …
    By the way, my fav number is also 16, being my birthdate (june 16), and 22 is the birthday of both my sons (october 22 and november 22 ), and is the sum of my birthday and month (06+16=22). So 22 is also very important to me! How cool is that!!! 😉

  64. Supriya says:

    Cassey…im so so happy for you.we feel so connected with you.we obviously havent met or seen each other but feels as if smone really close got engaged..i mean i just dont have words to express how happy i am for your new journey.ur an inspiration for so many out there..continue being that.we love you and wish you the best of everything.congratulations to u and Sam and to your parents too..who will definitely be so happy right now as their daughter is getting onto a new phase of life…loads of love and blessings.!

  65. Sara Asghar says:

    You are one blessed soul Cassey.. So lucky… to have gathered all this love around you… I read this story over and over again and every time just felt the very moment. Wish you both a very happy life ahead.. Keep inspiring her always… and by the way you look lovely in this dress and that ring is… <3 LOVE ya

  66. Beautiful Teacup says:

    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!! I always wondered if you had someone special but like Nicole I’m definitely glad that you kept it secret. I agree some things must be for just us and I am so happy for you. Every time I remember this I just start giggling uncontrollably. You are such a beautiful light and soul and you don’t know this but your videos helped me and encouraged me through some hard times so I’m happy for you. Congratulations, Cassey!!!

  67. Lani says:

    Congratulations Cassey & Sam. So glad this all happened im Hawaii & Kauai.
    Aloha from Honolulu. NOW I motivated to keep working on your videos even at 79 y/o.
    🌺🌴😁. Lani

  68. Jazlyn says:

    Congratz Cassey and Sam! I knew you were keeping your relationship on the down low but there were bread crumb trails and I was just waiting for the day when you would feel comfortable to introduce and announce him publicly to the world! I remembered meeting you in person last year and Sam helped me take a picture. Love, happiness, hope and positive vibes to both of you – thank you so much for everything you’re done for us 😀

  69. Monika Csonka says:

    Omg Cassey congratulations!!! When I read the first sentwnce on your facebook post I had to scroll down to see whether it has a happy ending! I accidentally found out about you and Sam through one of your instagramm posts in a pretty orange dress which Sam took a photo of and you included his insta account. So I checked his account out and there you guys were together!!! I got so excited I called my sister and my boyfriend to share the secret news with haha. So when I read your post about the engagement, my heart stolled after reading the introduction, I thought you broke up!!!!! So I scrolled down and when I saw the picture with Sam on hiw knees I could finish reading your post in peace and with joy. And I HAD to call my sis and boyfriend agan to share the good news!! Congratulations again!! Love you Cassey, I’ve been doing your videos since before I met my bf and that was 5 years ago! Sorry for the long post, but I don’t usually comment on posts but by this one I couldn’t resist!! Xoxo Monika

  70. Darina says:

    You know you follow too much Cassey when you knew about her boyfriend already and you knew 16 is her favorite number, thats why he chose it, before even read the next lines 😎❤️

  71. Rashida Pirbhai-Lukmanjee says:

    Cassey, SO happy for both you!

    You guys are a dream team. Additional inspiration 🙂

  72. Georgiana Androne says:

    Congratulations, Cassey! Wish you all the best!!

  73. Kathyz09 says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m really happy for you. I wish you and Sam a happy future together. And thumbs up for your sis and your future husband for planning this without you noticing.
    I agree with the others. It’s totally alright, that you kept your love life out of the public. You share so much with all of us and you’re right – relationships are something very private.
    I was just surprised when I saw this post, you know like ‘What, she’s in a relationship!’, but my second thought was ‘Awww, she got engaged!’.
    Actually a friends wedding is coming up soon and I’m her maid of honor. So I’m deep in this whole wedding stuff at the moment. Later today we’re going to the hairdresser and plan what we’re going to do with our hair. Tomorrow is the hen party – we’re going to have breakfast at my home, then we’re going to a swimming bath and we’re getting massages, you know, just a little bit spa time. Afterwards we’re going to have a three course meal and in the evening we’re going to watch a show. And my friends knows nothing. I’ll tell her later today what she has to take with her, but not more haha. And next friday we’re getting her dress from the dressmaker, who just made some adjustments. Thanfully I got my dress last year already.
    And now I started to babble again, sorry. I’m just so excited.
    I hope you keep us a little bit updated concerning the dress shopping. I’m sure you’re going to look breathtaking 🙂
    P.S.: Somehow I can log in as much as I want. I still can not post as myself. Thats why I’m posting as a guest today.

  74. Anna says:

    What a great news!!!!!!😍😃😁
    The photos of you two are incredibly amazing!!!! ❤️💃🌹
    I am so glad for you Cassey, because love is the best gift in the world you could ever have💝🌍
    My congratulations to you and Sam🎊🎉, wish you all the best, BE HAPPY TOGETHER💞

  75. Alice says:

    I’m so so happy for you, actually I’m feeling this like I would feel for a real friend!! Congrats! Also agreeing with Nicole’s comment above, this just shows again how down to earth you are. Thanks for being such a great role model!! <3

  76. ejmah says:

    congrats!! I’m actually taking my engagement pictures tomorrow haha

  77. Aubrey Montez says:

    I was literally screaming when I saw this post on FB. I’m so excited and happy for you Cassey! I think it’s awesome you decided to keep your relationship private so you don’t have to worry about what people say on social media. You two deserve the best! Congratulations!! 😄

  78. So happy for you, Cassey! Congrats! It makes me so happy to see people love LOVE. I think I remember reading about you and Sam in your fitness competition video? 😛

  79. Selman says:

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for both of you. I got engaged 2 months ago also on the 16 but June (what a coincidence haha) and it feels amazing! I actually found out you were dating Sam a while back and I was really surprised but completely understood why you kept it private.

  80. Melissa law says:

    This is so beautiful, I’m tearing up. I guess it’s because your fiance and your lil sis knows you better than you know yourself regarding the ring… This says that you guys all love each other so intimately… truly beautiful!!

  81. kchuang says:

    I figured out he was your bf when he commented on my Instaart portrait of you and I clicked on his profile and you were plastered all over it!! xD So much congratulations, this is proposal has set a very high standard for yet-to-be engaged Popsters all over the world haha!

  82. Linda Chan says:

    Congrats and so happy for you and Sam!! I’ve watched you from a long time and so glad great things are happening for you for career and now for your personal life!! You are truly inspirational and especially you are also as Asian who broke out the traditional stereotypes of being the doctor/lawyer/work titles. I own and run my business and always looking for inspirations and always turn to you when I need to feel inspired!! Thank you for sharing one of the most intimate moments with us and the rest of the world!!

  83. Kelsey says:

    Congrats, Cassey! And to Sam, too! This is such a wonderful moment for you two–enjoy it.

  84. Cassie says:

    I am so thrilled for you and Sam! Completely agree with Nicole’s comment as well. Keeping relationships private is more respectful for the other person and is very professional in general. There is no public drama to be burdened by. I remember meeting you three times–my first IDEA World Convention, a POP Pilates class, and my second IDEA World Convention–and seeing your energy just glowing with beauty and positivity. All this time, I didn’t know a thing about Sam! Now, I am so excited for what is to come for both of you. Love is a beautiful unifying power. All the best! XO

  85. Amy McGrath says:

    I’m not a ring person either so it’d have to be special. Congratulations!

  86. Jenn says:

    Omg congrats! This is so sweet!!!! I think it would be really cool for you to do a vlog or even an episode of the Sheroic Podcast talking about your relationship (if you guys are comfortable) and giving relationship advice!

    PS I can’t waaaaait to see what dress you pick out cause I know it will be so gorgeous!

  87. Annie says:

    I just feel so grateful for you and you should never forget that moment you got engaged! Even though you kept your relationship a secret, I deeply appreciate it. I might have remembered that Sam was your boyfriend when I first started doing Blogilates, but then I subconscious didn’t realize it! I’m glad that you let everyone view you as a fitness role model before you announced your engagement/relationship. As always, I hope the best for the both of you! 😊

    Also when I read this, this post just reminded me of the time when my teacher had gotten engaged (and is now married) since she is so similar to you in personality and the reaction of getting engaged was so similar! I just can’t help but feel soo excited when I heard this, it was nostalgic! ❤️

  88. Joanne says:

    Omg congratulations, Cassey!!!!! I know there are already a million comments saying the same thing, but I still wanted to say it myself. It was so weird, a few minutes ago I was literally just thinking about when you guys are going to get married, and then I see an email from you and my heart just about exploded with love! 😍

    1. blogilates says:

      Awwwww thank you!!!

  89. Christina K says:

    I’m super happy for you!!!!!! I remember in Hawaii at the first instructor training, you quickly introduced him as your boyfriend. We were all like wait what did we just hear that? Haha. I’m glad you kept your relationship private because you two deserve to have your private moments together. Even though you’ve announced Sam to the world, don’t feel obligated to keep us in the loop! Enjoy the process of planning your wedding and have fun calling each other fiancé!

    But keep us updated on wedding Pinterest stuff!! Especially if you’re going to design dresses! Mermaid dress?

  90. Youngmi says:

    Congratulations! You guys are so cute I can’t even handle it. Thank you for sharing your joyful news with us all. Take time to really enjoy your engagement and soak in all the happy!

  91. Chaeyeon Jung says:

    congratulations cassey, extremely happy for you <3 enjoy being a fiancee, it definitely feels magical and your love will be heightened. super excited for your wedding planning, hope everything goes well!

  92. Nina Lannister says:

    omg i had NOOO IDEA cassie had a bf ! I wonder that years ago but it’s tcompletely normal that people want to have it private.

  93. Zakia Mahomed says:

    Congratulations sweetheart! So happy 4 (and proud of) you! May the Almighty keep you both blissfully happy and increase ur love from day to day! Love you, sister!!

  94. Charlotte says:

    CASSEY CONGRATS!! ❤😊❤ I always knew Sam was your boyfriend and I didn’t know it was a secret. I knew you met him in college because he was in your bikini competition blog post. And you’re all over his insta 😉 He was also in your first vlog when you ate dinner with him and you mention his name in a lot of blog and insta posts (like in Singapore waiting for smoothies). And when you came to Northeastern in February (which was AWESOME by the way 😊) Sam was there. I feel like a detective now 😀😀

    1. Charlotte says:

      And he’s mention in your podcast 😊

    2. blogilates says:

      Good job catching on!

  95. Catherine says:

    Congratulations Cassey!!! What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing your fitness and life with us 💕

  96. Candice Snowden says:

    Wow! Congratulations, Cassey and Sam! Very happy for you both! <3

  97. Chi Yan says:

    OMG!! Cassey!!!! Congratulations ((“: I am so soooo happy for you ahh, I totally screamed when I saw the thumbnail of your blog post! I actually kind of knew that Sam was your boyfriend because he appeared in many of your videos and photos, but I’m really glad you kept your relationship private (I personally don’t favour over-glorified social media couples, it’s great that you keep the details of your love life to yourself). But now that the cat is out of the bag, I’m sure that everyone is happy and excited for you. (-: Also, that ring is TOTALLY lovely! It goes so well with your nails too! I wish you and Sam ALL the happiness and love in the world, and have loads of fun with the wedding planning! ❤️

  98. I’m honestly so happy for you my jaw dropped! I hope I find myself someone to love so dearly my heart explodes, I have trouble even Just making normal friends. You give me hope cassey!

  99. Alyssa Doman says:

    I’m so happy for you!!! It doesn’t bother me at all that you kept this secret, I think that’s something to really admire about you, that you can keep your professional life separate from everything else. Also I felt the same way about rings, I didn’t understand why people felt the need to go crazy about them. But then my husband gave me a ring that had meaning to it (sapphires, my birthstone) and I realized how much I LOVED it, not because of what it was, but because of the thought he put into it. I’m so excited you’e about to go on this new journey!

  100. Ianthe says:

    Creative & diff ring, and with a splash of color, lovely! I don’t know what the fuss would have been about, I thought I recalled Sam being mentioned quite a few times, I wanna say maybe in the Sheroic podcast? I totally thought she was speaking of her boyfriend, I don’t think anyone would care that they aren’t an overblown and more public couple but they do look happy.

    1. Madeleine Jean says:

      You’re right, now that you say that, I do remember knowing she was dating him

    2. sim says:

      Yea same! I was soo happy but I also remembered hearing about sam in so many episodes of the sheroic podcast, even mentioned as a boyfriend. So yea idk

  101. Sue says:

    Aww, congrats! So happy for both of you. 🙂

  102. Jiaying Goh says:

    Congrats Cassey! I TOTALLY SAW THIS COMING because you always talked about how when you felt sad you called Sam etc and he was your bestie

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  104. poppernyc says:

    You also included him in some Hawaii vacation blog posts/photos, and he’s the photo cred on so many of your instagram pics, so we knew something was up. Congrats!!

  105. niseynisey says:

    Best. Story. Ever!!!!! Congrats to you & Sam! 🤗

  106. Anneka Warrick says:

    Congratulations Cassey!!!!! You deserve every bit of happiness coming your way!!!!!!! I am absolutely happy for you!!!!!!!

  107. Dorothy says:

    I have never met you Cassey but I feel like I know you since Ive been following your videos since 2009. I just have to say how happy I am for you! You bring me so much happiness, strength and positivity. You have improved my life in so many ways. I wish you all the happiness in the world. Congratulations and love to you both! xo

  108. Al Prezzia says:

    Congratulations!!!!! The COSMO headline is hilarious!! I actually lol(ed) That is a lovely ring! Like Nicole, I also appreciate how you kept your relationship private until now. I think that it helped your younger and youngest viewers focus on you as an inspiring fitness trainer, designer, and girl boss.

    1. I know right?! It’s quite funny!

  109. Nina says:

    I’m so happy for you and Sam!! I couldn’t stop smiling while reading this blog post and when I first saw that you got engaged I actually had to hold back tears because I was so happy 🙂 I realised that Sam was your boyfriend while listening to the Sheroic podcast haha and then I remembered I saw him in some videos and pics! I’m wishing you both all the best and may your love for each other be strong forever <3

  110. Kyoko Hall says:

    Cassey, congratulations!! This is beautiful and my heart is so happy for you. ❤️❤️❤️

  111. Cat says:

    Cassey I’m so happy for you!!! A couple of years ago when you did a workout in Austin TX, a girl asked if you were dating anyone and you introduced Sam to the room! I don’t know if you remember that, but I’ve always felt like I was let in on a secret when I saw him in your IG posts! 😉 I wish you both the best!!

    1. blogilates says:

      Yes, I remember that!

    2. Danielle Grant says:

      I remember reading his name on an IG post and going “oooh, could this be Cassey’s boyfriend?!”

  112. Adri Gill says:

    This is the most adorable thing ever! I am so happy for you! I was so happy when I saw the IG post yesterday, I even texted my best friend yesterday to tell her that our favorite fitness instructor just got engaged! I can’t wait to see more wedding posts in the future! Or maybe even wedding inspired workouts? Congratulations once again!

    1. blogilates says:

      Aww thank you! Yes, I am excited for the wedding planning! EEEE!

    2. 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!.