Lea Michele is an expectant bride!
The Glee Alaune, 31, announced her intimacy on Saturday with her friend Zandy Reich and posted a photo of herself with her ring-carrying hand on her face. "Yes," she wrote in the caption, including a diamond ring emoji.
"The couple could not be happier," says a source close to the couple.
After more than a year dating, Reich, president of clothing company AYR, suggested to Michele a long, four-carat ring that he personally designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas.
A representative of Michele confirms the engagement messages to the people.
The pair was first romantically linked in July 201
Michele told PEOPLE in November 2017 that Empire helps her stay grounded.
"When I'm not working, I'm at home with my cat, with my family, with my friend, with the people I love – and so I sit back, and that's how I center myself," she said. "It's so important to tone down the noise and the unnecessary, focusing only on the people you love because they know you better than anyone else." She added, "I am very happy and think that you can see it, I do not talk much about my private life, but I am also the kind of person I always say," You will see how happy I am if I just look at my face. "I can not hide it."
Michèle's and Reich's love story even received the "stamp of approval" from their longtime colleague and chief executive Ryan Murphy.
"When my friend got the seal of approval from Ryan Murphy, it was that," Michele continued, describing the Emmy's red carpet in September 2017. "Yes, my parents, yes friends, whatever. But Ryan Murphy, it's one completed deal – it sealed the deal. "
Before going down the aisle, Michele will reunite Glee Costar Darren Criss for their joint LMDC tour. The schedule for the nine cities will start on May 30 in Nashville and includes stations in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Columbus, Easton, Newark and Toronto.