KEY POINTS

  • Jonathan Bennett kept on talking about how he ugly cried when Jaymes Vaughan proposed to him
  • Bennett said he didn't know how to express his emotions properly when he saw Vaughan on his knees
  • Vaughan said he wanted a classic and timeless wedding, but Bennett wants a dramatic ceremony

Jonathan Bennett was very emotional when his long-term boyfriend, James Vaughan, finally asked his hand in marriage.

Bennett shared a series of pictures of Vaughan's proposal on Instagram. In the first picture, Vaughan is putting the ring on Bennett's finger. In the other pictures, the couple can be seen hugging and kissing.

"I said yes! And ugly cried like a crazy person," Bennett wrote on Instagram. 

"So excited to to share this moment, from the custom rings he had made for us with @kayjewelers to the song he wrote and sang for me. Can’t wait to show you the video this week. But for right now just this moment of joy. #engaged #sponsored."

Bennett and Vaughan also opened up about their engagement in an interview with People. Bennett shared how he ugly cried when he saw his fiancé outside holding a sign that he took as a hint that he would be proposing to him.

"I looked over and saw Jaymes holding a sign that said, 'We never did find our song, so I wrote it for you.' That’s when I knew was getting proposed to because it was the same type of sign he made when he told me he loved me for the first time. And then I began to ugly-cry the ugliest cry anyone has ever cried," Bennett told People.

Bennett was overwhelmed when he heard Vaughan's voice on the speaker singing their song. The "Christmas Made to Order" star has always loved Vaughan's voice and the song the latter created for them was the best song he has ever heard. 

Meanwhile, Vaughan said he switched to a protective mode when he saw Bennett crying that's why he just held him.

"It’s hard for me to really remember the rest because I think my body just decided to black out and ugly-cry," Bennett added.

"All I was doing was ugly-crying. But I just remember feeling like I was home. I knew from the minute I saw him with the sign I was getting proposed to. Why else would you be in our yard with a sign with my family here a song playing and your friend and my nephew filming it?” he continued.

"When I saw Jaymes take a knee I was so excited I just started hysterically screaming because I didn’t know how to express myself properly. There was a moment when you feel like 'Oh, this is forever, I understand it.' I screamed 'Yes' immediately. Actually it was, 'Yes! Of course!'"

When asked about their dream wedding, Vaughan said he wanted a "classic, timeless" celebration. Meanwhile, Bennett said he envisioned something between Elphaba flies in the musical "Wicked" and the finale in "The Greatest Showman." 

"Or we could simplify it and I could just come out on a hydraulic stage from under the ground like Elle Woods does in 'Legally Blonde: The Musical'," Bennett added.

Vaughan joked that Bennett's suggestions would not happen but immediately changed his mind and said, "Anything that puts a smile on his face."

"I can’t wait to get married!" Bennett concluded.

Vaughan and Bennett have been dating since 2017.

jonathan bennett Jonathan Bennett, photographed at the Sports Spectacular Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 25, will appear in multiple episodes of MTV's hit series "Awkward." The actor is best known for his role in 2004's "Mean Girls." Photo: Getty Images