By Kayla Garritano

He had the nerve to propose! On The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, November 16, Ricky Martin revealed that he recently proposed to boyfriend Jwan Yosef. Ricky was happy to share this celebrity news, but according to UsMagazine.com, he admitted that his proposal didn’t go exactly as planned. “I proposed. I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I took out the little metal box — I just had it in a little velvet pouch — and instead of saying ‘Would you marry me?’ I said, ‘I got you something!’ Bad!” Martin let out a laugh. “And then he was like, ‘Yes?’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you,’ and he was like, ‘What is the question?’ ‘Would you marry me?’ That’s it.” DeGeneres then told Martin how happy she was for him, to which he replied, “Yeah, it was very beautiful.”

In celebrity news, even Ricky Martin admits to an awkward marriage proposal! What are some ways to avoid things going wrong during your proposal?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even if you’re a celebrity couple, not everything will run smoothly when in a relationship. Proposals are a big and nerve-wracking event. Cupid is here to help make sure your plan runs smoothly when you pop the question:

1. Rehearse: Practice makes perfect! Even if it’s just role play and you ask your friend to play the part of your partner, it’s good to rehearse what you want to say and how you want to ask the question. This way, you’ll feel more confident. Even if it’s not word for word, you at least have the idea down!

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2. Have a back-up plan: What if your date night reservation gets canceled, or your car runs out of gas? Just in case, make sure you have another idea of what it is you want to do. Make some fun out of a bad moment to bring back the excitement.

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3. Let your friends know: Your friends always have your back. If you need their help when proposing to your partner, then they’ll be there for you. They can be somewhere hidden, but just in case they see you start to worry, they’ll shoot you a text or are a call away. They won’t let you mess up!

How have you avoided things going wrong during your proposal? Comment below!