Emily Ann Roberts Is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Chris Sasser

Roberts' boyfriend of four years surprised her with a proposal during a hike in North Carolina.

Written by Drew Pearce
Emily Ann Roberts Is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Chris Sasser
THE VOICE -- "Live Top 8 Results" Episode 1615B -- Pictured: Emily Ann Roberts -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Season 9 Voice contestant Emily Ann Roberts is ready to tie the knot after her boyfriend of four years, Chris Sasser, got down on one knee. The couple first shared the news of their engagement on Oct. 28.

The proposal went down on Roberts’ 21st birthday during a hike in Asheville, North Carolina. It came as a total surprise to the rising country singer.

“As we were driving, [Sasser] was being extra sentimental,” Roberts told PEOPLE. “The whole thing got me wondering, but he had always said he wouldn’t ask me to marry him on my birthday or a holiday, so I didn’t know.”

While Roberts’ family surprised her with a birthday party, she also surprised them with her engagement ring.

“They were all surprised that we had quite the surprise for them too,” Roberts shared. “I think it took everyone a minute to process it all.”

The up-and-coming artist now looks forward to Sasser joining her in Nashville, Tennessee, once they wed as well as the crazy timing that comes with planning a wedding.

“My busy months are usually June through October, so we are thinking either May or April or even November or December,” she said. “We know we are getting married in 2020, that’s for sure.”