PHOTO: Jake Owen Announces Engagement to Erica Hartlein with Adorable Post

by Joe Rutland

Country music singer-songwriter Jake Owen took his girlfriend Erica Hartlein out to pick out a Christmas tree. She wasn’t expecting a wedding proposal.

Well, that’s what happened as the couple went out on a snowy Nashville evening.

Owen asked Hartlein to be his wife and she did say yes.

He shared the good news with an Instagram post on Friday.

Owen writes, “5 years ago we went and got our first Christmas Tree 🎄together….at this same spot..This year, I asked her if she’d like to get Christmas Trees 🎄 every year for the rest of our lives. Our little Paris was there to witness the complete surprise. So much of a surprise, Erica didn’t have her nails done..(yes, I now know that’s big deal I guess 💅🏼) She said yes in the sprinkle of a Nashville snow, and we celebrated by going to her favorite restaurant. She was successful not getting Polynesian Sauce on that bling 💍Life is good. I love you @ericahartlein.”

Jake Owen Shares Handwritten Note From Daughter

Back in November, Owen shared a sweet note from his 8-year-old daughter Olive Pearl Owen on Twitter.

What is obvious from this note is the deep love and affection Olive has for her father.

“I love my dad because he so nice to me,” she writes. “He is the best ever.”

The young girl goes on to say she loves her father because he helps with her school subjects and says he’s the best. She concludes the handwritten letter with a lovely drawing of a cat.

Back in July, Owen shared the official music video for his single “Made For You.” Sending a powerful message about love, the video stars Owen’s girlfriend, his two daughters, and a montage of fan-submitted videos celebrating love for the people and moments in our life.