The holidays are engagement season, and even logging out of Facebook won't let you escape the happy couples. Some pretty rock and roll congratulations are in order — Paramore's Hayley Williams is engaged to Chad Gilbert, music producer and the guitarist from New Found Glory! The two have been dating since 2008 and announced their engagement over Twitter and Instagram. Aren't relationships like this the best? They have wildly different touring schedules but have clearly put all the necessary effort in to make it work. I guess they're still into each other. They are working artists rather than celebrities, which I find incredibly refreshing. Williams talked about this with Spin Magazine in 2013, while also comparing her band to the movie Looper. She and Chad Gilbert even collaborated on a song in 2012 as What's Eating Gilbert. Since Gilbert's instagram broke the news last night, many other music artists have sent their congratulations, including Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jeremy Davis and Pete Wentz. It must be nice to have friends in high places to send you their casual happy regards! What's important is that everyone seems genuinely excited for them.
Let's get to speculating about what comes next for these crazy kids. What color will Hayley Williams' wedding hair be? What color will her bridesmaids hair be? Will he pick his friends over her? Is her ring platinum, because New Found Glory's first album was called "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Maybe she's the only exception. I could keep going with this! Will Robert Pattinson be on the guest list? These are the questions we need to be asking. But what we really need to talk about is this engagement announcement:
Adorable! If that's any indication of how fun their wedding will be, count me in. Congrats to the happy couple!