Bobby Bones Engaged to Love of His Life, Caitlin Parker

He's an engaged man!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Bobby Bones Engaged to Love of His Life, Caitlin Parker
AMERICAN IDOL Ð ABCÕs ÒAmerican IdolÓ host Ryan Seacrest with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and in-house mentor Bobby Bones. (ABC/Gavin Bond) BOBBY BONES

Bobby Bones has had a long journey to love, but he found forever in his girlfriend, Caitlin Parker. The National Radio Hall of Famer announced that he’d popped the question in a post to Instagram on Sunday night (10/11).

“I am the luckiest. I waited so long for the right one. And it payed off. Surprised her with a secret proposal in the barn in the backyard,” he wrote. Bones surprised Parker with a special performance from Mat Kearney of their song “Nothing Left to Lose.”

“She said it was at Mat’s concert during this song that she knew I was the one for her. So lucky he played it again for only us tonight. I’m so happy I get marry to love of my life.”

Parker also shared snaps from the romantic engagement, writing “I get to marry the best man I’ve ever known. Bobby surprised me with the most amazing proposal in the barn in our back yard which was immediately followed by a live performance of @matkearney singing our song. I am in shock and feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I’m so in love & so happy.” She signed the note from the future Mrs. Estell (Estell is Bones’ real last name).

The two met when Bones visited the Dancing With the Stars set to see Lauren Alaina as she trained for the show. Parker was also visiting the set, spending time with her best friend who works for ABC doing public relations.

“We didn’t really hit it off the first time we met. We were just like ‘Hi, what’s up?’ and then we started talking on Instagram like a month later,” he shared with PEOPLE in April.

The two dated long distance for a short time, as Parker resided in California and Bones in Tennessee, but Bones invited his bride-to-be to quarantine with him during the coronavirus pandemic.

No word yet on when the couple plans to tie the knot.