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Jake Owen is engaged to his girlfriend of three years Erica Hartlein. The couple met at a Restoration Hardware in Nashville where she worked as an interior designer.

Jake shared the happy news on his Instagram stories on Monday night (11/30). A photo of Owen, Hartlein and daughter Paris shows the couple with smiles on their faces and Hartlein sporting large, sparkling diamond ring.

A second photo Owen posted shows him wearing a pair of jeans with one dirt-stained knee, giving it away that he proposed the traditional way: down on one knee.

Jake told Counry Now, “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.'”

Owen added, “But I never actually ever said anything to her about it — it was flirtatious until it was a few weeks after that … 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.”

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