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Lana Condor told Insider that she was eagerly waiting for her boyfriend Anthony De La Torre to propose.
De La Torre popped the question on Christmas Eve, and the actress said she was caught "off-guard."
The couple waited until late January to share the news because they wanted to keep it to themselves.
"I was fully expecting it and I was like, 'If it doesn't happen this holiday season, I'm gonna throw hands,'" Condor told Insider while promoting her partnership with Neutrogena. "I was like, 'We've been together for six years. Come on, now is the time.'"
De La Torre asked the "To All the Boys" star to be his wife over the winter holiday with a ring designed by Paris Jewellers, a female-owned, Vietnamese jeweler.
Condor said that they visited both of their families during that time and she was "looking for any sort of clues" of a proposal throughout the duration of their time off.
The actress was "really hopeful" and prepared but, to her dismay, a proposal didn't occur.
"And then on Christmas Eve, he actually did completely catch me off guard," Condor recalled.
The "Moonshot" star said that De La Torre decorated their balcony with small candles that kept extinguishing, but she didn't realize why he was so stressed.
"I didn't think that anything was happening," she said. "I thought we were just having Christmas Eve dinner."
Condor, who started dating De La Torre in 2015, said that the proposal "was really beautiful" and resulted in the couple "weeping."
"I'm beyond thrilled," she said. "I still can't believe it. Every morning, I look at my ring and I'm like, 'Oh my God. Oh my God, I did it. I secured the rock!"
The following month, they went on a no-phones wellness retreat to celebrate the engagement and foster mental health.
The pair waited until January 28 to publicly reveal their engagement because they "wanted to tell our families and then keep it to ourselves," Condor said.
"We just kind of took that time to connect, just the two of us," she added. "And then when we felt we were ready, we let the world know."
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