Laura Bell Bundy kicked off the new year by getting engaged to her longtime love, Thom Hinkle.

Bundy shared the news on Thursday (Dec. 31) via Instagram, accompanied by a picture of her engagement ring.

“Initially, it was his biting wit, charm and the fact he beat me at Dance Dance Revolution at Jerry’s Deli that swept me off my feet, but it’s his thoughtfulness, massively generous heart and the fact that he switched from scotch to [Kentucky] bourbon that has kept me falling in love with him more every day,” Bundy writes.

“That’s not some romantic exaggeration for the sake of posting this either. It’s the truth. The bourbon thing really won me over …"

“But in all seriousness … The way we’ve come out of differences and challenges as better, more fully realized versions of ourselves has only deepened our love and connection … And allows me to believe that we have what it takes to grow young together,” Bundy adds. “It allows me to believe in love in general. THAT’s when you know if love is true.”

The couple met four years ago. The singer-actor-dancer calls Hinkle “my rock. My partner. My best friend. My roomie. My champion. My greatest, most fun challenge. My make-out partner.”

“He’s the reason to my rhyme,” Bundy says, “and he’s attempting to make me an honest woman."

One of the challenges the couple have faced together is Bundy's heart surgery in October, which repaired a congenital heart defect. She is a national volunteer for the American’ Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

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