In September 2023, Laura Vandervoort posted a carousel of photos on her Instagram page, beginning with a shot of her kissing partner Adam Coates, her left hand showing off a sparkling engagement ring. The actor followed the pic with several others that documented his proposal; Coates on one knee, the two embracing, laughing together, cuddling, and surrounded by family.
The happy couple was celebrating Vandervoort’s birthday, but as the “Smallville” star pointed out, “It became a celebration of our forever!” She added a note directly to her fiancé: “There is no one I’d rather do life with. I love you [Adam Coates]. Thank you for choosing me for keeps.” Coates had the whole thing planned out to the final detail, and the proposal was just as much of a surprise as the family gathering that followed it. Vandervoort even acknowledged, “I don’t know how you got it all by me (seriously, how did you plan it all without me even noticing!?) but it was perfect.”
However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time the Hallmark star has received a proposal and a ring; she was previously engaged to Oliver Trevena. He proposed on New Year’s Eve 2013, but by early March 2015, they’d called it off. Trevena is a British actor and popular personality in the UK — a completely different career choice from the “V” star’s current fiancé.