Garrett Clayton announced his engagement to boyfriend of eight-years Blake Knight on Thursday.
The Teen Beach Movie star, 27, used Instagram to tell the romantic story of their proposal, which actually took place one year ago.
After keeping it under wraps for so long, Clayton was thrilled to share the good news writing: ‘It’s been 1 year since @hrhblakeknight asked me to marry him in Iceland on the most beautiful trip and the most beautiful day of my life to date.’
Sharing the news! Garrett Clayton revealed that he and boyfriend of eight years Blake Knight became engaged a year ago in a brand new Instagram Thursday
He continued: ‘I’ll never forget your face in that moment when you got down on one knee. Love, nervous, and excited (Obv, I was going to say yes) all rolled into the love of my life. Everyday with you is filled with joy and laughter. (even when we get heated every night over who has to get out of bed to turn off the hall light).’
Then the Disney alum reflected upon their close to a decade relationship.
‘8 years! In a little over a month it’ll be 8 years together. Those being packed full of ups and downs. (90% ups) I’ll always be thankful that you walked into my 24 hour restaurant when I first moved to LA.
‘I was a waiter aspiring to be an actor. You were an assistant aspiring to be a writer. Now look at us! Living the dream together. Finding the strength in our unity with the loss of Orion.
Bling bling! The Disney star made sure to show off his ring
Happy news! After keeping it under-wraps for so long, Clayton was thrilled to share the good news writing: ‘It’s been 1 year since @hrhblakeknight asked me to marry him in Iceland on the most beautiful trip and the most beautiful day of my life to date’
‘To finding out on my birthday in the dirty parking lot behind the restaurant I worked at (at that time) that I lost my first big job / cut to you holding me later that night whipping [sic] away my tears and telling me it was only the beginning.
‘You’ve never faltered in being a supportive, loving, stubborn, sensitive rock in my life. Here’s to another 100 years of traveling the world, stealing your socks and loving our babies, whether their dog babies or actual babies. I’ll love you forever. Happy anniversary, my darling.’
The star also shared a series of photos which included several loved up couples portraits and a close up of his handsome diamond engagement ring.
Through thick and thin: The Teen Beach Movie actor reflected upon their close to a decade relationship. ‘8 years! In a little over a month it’ll be 8 years together. Those being packed full of ups and downs. (90% ups)’
Love is beautiful: The star also shared a series of loved up couples portraits
In August, ahead of the release of his latest film Reach, Garrett publicly confirmed his sexuality and his relationship in an Instagram post.
‘When I read the script for REACH, I immediately knew it was a film I had to be a part of. I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and – on top of it all – myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events,’ he wrote.
‘These topics – not always easy to discuss- are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it.’
Out: In August, ahead of the release of his latest film Reach, Garrett publicly confirmed his sexuality in an Instagram post
The star has been open about how homophobia affected his career and how he was forced to stay in the closet for years at the start of his career.
Talking to Gay Times in October, he revealed: ‘One of the first things somebody who was instrumental in starting my career did, they sat me down and they said, “Are you gay?” he recalled.
‘And I could feel the pressure of the question, so I was like, “Yeah, I’m gay, or bi, or whatever”, because suddenly I could feel that there was something wrong with that in this person’s eyes.
‘They looked at me and said, ‘No one wants to f*ck the gay guy, they want to go shopping with him, so we’re going to have to figure this out.’
Fight: The 27-year-old former Disney star, who graces the cover of November’s Gay Times, opened up to the magazine about the homophobia he has faced in Hollywood