Jaylan Mobley landed on the question of Teen Mom Leah Messer’s star with a personalized 4.7-carat ring with New York Diamond Jewelry’s Mike Nekta.
Leah Messer is ready for an exciting new chapter in her love life!
The longtime Teen Mom actor’s boyfriend Jaylan Mobley proposed to her Friday night. The romantic moment happened during their anniversary trip to Costa Rica, where Mobley proposed to Messer during a romantic stroll on the beach after the couple enjoyed a dinner prepared by a private chef.
Mobley won the prize with a personal prize of 4.7 carats with the joyero Mike Nekta of New York Diamond Jewelry.
Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE about her engagement, Messer said, “It’s amazing. I couldn’t imagine being here today, but I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” Mobley adds, ” I can’t even express how I’ve felt. I wanted this moment to be the perfect moment for her.
Although Messer says she “knew some chose was going on” before Mobley’s proposal, she explains that she “had no idea it was going to be like this.”
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When it came time for him to propose, Mobley told PEOPLE he was “nervous” but prepared at the same time. “I’ve been thinking about it for at least 2-3 months,” he says. “I knew it would be cool if we did it in Costa Rica – where we came from when we started dating.”
He adds: “A lot of people have helped make it happen. I just consider myself blessed and lucky to be in his life.”
Once Messer and Mobley return home from their romantic getaway, the couple plan to tell the reality star’s children about getting engaged. “The girls asked me if I was considering proposing, [and] I think the best way to tell the girls is for us to do it together. I have a surprise for them too,” Mobley said.
Messer shares her daughter Adalynn Faith, 9, with her ex-husband Jeremy Calvert. He also shares twin daughters, Alannah Hope and Aleeah Grace, 12, with his ex-husband Corey Simms. (The MTV star was married to Calvert from 2012 to 2015 and Simms from 2010 to 2011.)
Messer tells PEOPLE that her daughters see Mobley “as a role model” as well as “another father figure in their lives.” She adds, “They have a great relationship.”
Messer made his relationship with Mobley Instagram official in September 2021, sharing a PDA-filled snap. Now, as he prepares to head back down the aisle, he tells PEOPLE what the duo is planning for their big day.
“I want to walk down the aisle myself,” says Messer. “I say it over and over again. I’ve gotten to where I am as a woman and a mother, and I want everyone to see that strength.”
Looking ahead to the next chapter of her life, Mobley notes, “I don’t know if I can say there’s one thing [that excites me the most].”