Spotted: Chuck Bass is officially off the market! The 36-year-old Gossip Girl star has just popped the question to his longtime girlfriend—and nope, we're not talking about Blair Waldorf (albeit she's also a beautiful brunette, mind you).
LOOK: Ed Westwick Is Now Engaged to Amy Jackson
The 36-year-old British actor, who's best known for his iconic role as Chuck Bass in The CW's Gossip Girl, recently proposed to his girlfriend of over two years, Amy Jackson, during a romantic ski trip to Switzerland in January.
"Hell YES," exclaimed Amy on her Instagram on January 29, sharing delightful snapshots of the special moment. Ed, taking to his Instagram Stories, expressed, "I hit the jackpot."
The couple's journey began on a race day with Aston Martin at Silverstone race track in 2021. Ed, reminiscing about their first encounter, once shared in a previous interview, "I saw her and thought, I'm going to make my move! We chatted for a bit, and I asked her if she wanted to meet me for a coffee. We had a wonderful day, and she beat me. Her lap time was a lot better than mine! She's been making my heart race from day one!"
As destiny would have it, Ed and Amy found themselves relocating near each other after their initial meeting. Ed elaborated, "At the time, she was looking to move to Hampstead in London, and I was also looking there at the time. I promise! She moved, and I moved shortly afterward to my own place there but very close to each other. She's lovely, and a fierce girl!"
Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Netizens React to Ed Westwick Being Engaged with Amy Jackson
As expected, the internet has the best reactions to Chuck Bass, err, Ed Westwick finally proposing to the love of his life. Kelly Rutherford, who played his on-screen stepmom Lily van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, dropped heart emojis in the comment section. German fashion influencer Leonie Hanne called him "the luckiest guy in the world," and stylish socialites such as Poppy Delevingne, Lottie Moss, and Bryan Boy sent them their love.
Naturally, the proposal couldn't escape the netizens' wittiest Gossip Girl references. One wondered what schemes Blair Waldorf would be plotting to stop the wedding, while other users mimicked the show's iconic lines.
The comment section was also flooded by hilarious Blair Waldorf gifs.
Who Is Amy Jackson? 5 Things to Know About Ed Westwick's Fiancée
Curious to know more about Ed Westwick's real-life leading lady? We round up some fun facts on Amy Jackson below.
1. Amy Jackson started her career as a model.
Born in the United Kingdom, Amy Jackson kicked off her career at the tender age of 15 as a model. Her runway journey saw her crowned Miss Teen World in 2009 after winning Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants.
2. Amy Jackson is a Bollywood actress.
In 2010, Amy caught the eye of Indian film producers, leading to her Bollywood debut in Madrasapattinam. Having graced the screen in India's most expensive Bollywood film at the time of its release, Amy values the ability of film to transcend boundaries. She expressed, "Now more than ever, film regardless of its origin, is appreciated and respected worldwide." With over 20 film credits, including a stint on Supergirl in 2017, she's become a sensation in the international film scene.
3. Amy Jackson is multilingual.
Amy has not confined herself to a single language. She has starred in movies featuring Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu as their main languages, expanding her reach to an international audience.
4. Amy Jackson met Ed Westwick at an Aston Martin racing event.
The love story with Ed Westwick began at a fall 2021 Aston Martin racing event on the Silverstone race track. Introduced by a mutual friend, their bond over coffee, dogs, and racing created the foundation for a charming connection.
5. Amy Jackson has a son.
Before meeting Ed, Amy was in a relationship with hotelier George Panayiotou. Together, they welcomed their son Andreas in 2019. Now, Amy describes Ed as "the kindest, most caring human being" to her little boy.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by Cosmo.ph editors.