Jake Owen’s Proposal Included a Christmas Tree Lot and Chick-fil-A

Jake Owen is sharing the sweet details behind his recent engagement to Erica Hartlein.


Lauren Jo Black

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December 5, 2020

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Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein engaged

Jake Owen planned the ultimate proposal for Erica Hartlein.

After revealing that he popped the question on Monday evening, the country hitmaker is now sharing the significance behind their proposal spot and even divulged how they celebrated their engagement.

“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,” Owen wrote on social media alongside several photos of their engagement. “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 💅🏼)”

Owen shared that his soon-to-be bride said “yes” as snow sprinkled down around them and that they celebrated with a trip to her favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A.

“She was successful not getting Polynesian Sauce on that bling,” he quipped, adding, “Life is good. I love you Erica.”


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Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein are parents to Paris Hartley, who was born in April of 2019.

The couple initially met while Owen was shopping at one of Nashville’s most sought after furniture stores.

“She was an interior designer at Restoration Hardware, and I was buying a couch or something at the time,” Owen once shared during an appearance on the All Our Favorite People podcast. “I remember it was after I was divorced, and I remember looking at her. I was just intrigued by how beautiful she was and how she was holding court in that store that day and telling people what they needed to do. I was like ‘Wow, she’s got a lot going for her. She’s confident.’

“But I never actually ever said anything to her about it – it was flirtatious until it was a few weeks after that,” he added. “It was after she was helping me. I was in the store, and I said ‘Hey, you wanna get a beer sometime? I don’t know if that’s professional enough to ask because you’ve only helped me in a professional way, but I figured if I didn’t ask you for beer, I’d never know if you would wanna go get one.’ She was like, ‘Sure, let’s go.’ So, we went to the Red Pony in Franklin.”

Erica, Paris, and Owen’s daughter Pearl from his previous marriage, star in his just-released music video for his latest single, “Made For You.” Watch it HERE.

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