updated 10/25/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/25/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
Another ‘NSync-er is off the market!
On a pre-planned birthday trip to Italy, Chris Kirkpatrick surprised his girlfriend of two and a half years, marketing rep Karly Skladany, by proposing – and she said yes!
Though Kirkpatrick, 41, hadn’t planned to pop the question, he says he got caught up in the moment.
“We had a hotel room at the Isle of Capri, overlooking the Mediterranean,” he says. “It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. And it hit me: I wanted to propose to Karly. So I ran to a jewelry store, found the perfect ring and bought it.”