Recently, we questioned the wisdom of recently-married celebrities changing their last names. In fact, we even chided Katy Perry - err, excuse us, Katy Brand - for deciding to take her husband's last name, even after witnessing the rash of celebrity women - like Courteney Cox Arquette and Eva Longoria Parker - whose marriages have fallen apart (and who now probably wish that they hadn't added the extra syllables to the surnames.)
However, we would now like to retract our previous position because it seems that Lauren Bush and David Lauren are engaged to be married, and if Lauren Lauren is not the perfect name for a Texas-born socialite, we don't know what is.
The 26-year-old model-turned-fashion designer (whose relatives include two former presidents), has been dating the 39-year-old son of fashion icon Ralph Lauren ever since they met at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Ball in New York six years ago. And, in quite the romantic fashion, David reportedly took Lauren back to the site of their first meeting in order to propose!
"David told Lauren that he was taking her to see an exhibit, then got down on one knee. He had a beautiful ring ready. It was a total surprise to her, and they are both so happy," said a source to Page Six.
According to the gossip column, the two plan to wed sometime in 2011, which is shaping up to be a banner year for royal weddings - not only for British ones, but, evidently, for American's fashion royalty as well. Our congrats to the happy couple; we have a feeling that it won't be too hard to guess who will design Lauren's dress!
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