Etaoin Corr has found herself the talk of the town as her boyfriend and Kodaline star Jason Boland popped the question to her in front of 80,000 people in Croke Park this weekend.
Speaking to Stephen Byrne on RTE’s 2FM, Etaoin admitted that she didn’t have a clue what was about to happen before she was ushered onto the stage by two security men.
“I was watching from the side, beside Carina [Elliot] and Diana [Bunici]. I knew something was up when Jay was given the microphone. He’s usually the quieter one,” she said.
Etaoin and Jason have been together for seven years, but have been best friends since the age of four or five. Proving this to the world, Etaoin posted a seriously sweet throwback image of them in primary school together over 20 years ago.
Despite knowing him as well as she does, Etaoin never expected the proposal to be so elaborate.
“Anyone who knows Jay, knows he’s quiet and chilled back. I always thought it we did get engaged it’d be at home sitting in front of the TV and he’d just go, ‘D’ya wanna like…?’ I didn’t think there’d be 80,000 people to share it,” she said.
Even though Jason made the proposal very public, he was sure to get the go-ahead first from Etaoin’s dad.
“My dad’s a bit under the weather at the moment in hospital. Jason was really sweet and went in and asked for his permission,” she said.
As for the ring, Jason chose it himself and Etaoin couldn’t possibly be happier with it: “It was absolutely beautiful. I thought it would be with an onion ring or a jelly ring! He did a spectacular job. I couldn’t have picked better myself! It’s a criss cross band and one diamond in the middle.”
Taking to Instagram to show it off, Etaoin said, “Ed Sheeran, you’re the best! Thank you so much for letting us share your night and for making it so incredibly special.”