After all the controversy surrounding their relationship, LeAnn Rimes and boyfriend Eddie Cibrian are engaged!  According to People, a source close to the couple says, “Yes, they were engaged over the holidays and are very happy.”  On Monday, Rimes thanked all of her fans for their support by tweeting, “Thank you for all your well wishes!!  We are extremely excited and look forward to a beautiful future.  It’s been an incredible last few days, I was shocked!!!  We are blessed, our families are so happy and our lives are filled with love.”  The pair was surrounded by family and friends in town directly following.

What are reasons to involve your family in your engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

An engagement is one of the happiest moments of your life, and who better to to share it with than the people who have seen you through it all?  Cupid has some reasons to involve your family in your engagement plans:

1. Approval: Even though they have probably met your partner before, introducing someone as your fiance is totally different.  Make sure the people who know you best approve of this decision.

2. Respect: Your parents and family are the ones that have raised you and been with you through it all.  Include them in the engagement proceedings out of respect.

3. To share your happiness: Because your engagement is one of the happiest times in your life, sharing that joy with your family makes it even happier.