The Booksmart actress, 27, is engaged to fiancé Austen Rydell, who shared the big news on Instagram Thursday alongside a hilarious peek into their dynamic. Sharing a number of photos from throughout their relationship, Rydell wrote alongside a series of overjoyed emojis, “She said YES!! (Actually she said ‘Duhhh’) But I guess that’s even better than yes?!?”
The couple’s big news was celebrated by friends and family, including Frances Bean Cobain. “Congratulations!!” the daughter of late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain wrote. “Sending love to u guys!!” A fan account dedicated to Lourd commented, “Congrats guys! I’m so happy for you both!” Another follower left a sweet comment about Lourd’s late mother, Carrie Fisher, writing, “Carrie is smiling from above… Congrats!”
Rydell has never shied away from gushing over the Scream Queens actress, calling her the “best girl in the world” in a Valentine’s Day post. “I found the best girl in the world,” he wrote at the time alongside a photo of the two kissing at sunset. “Happy Valentines Day to us!! We’re hangin with the redwoods today.”
Lourd and Rydell dated when they were younger, but reconnected romantically in 2017. The couple was first spotted together in October 2017, when Rydell accompanied the his wife-to-be on a family trip to Norway on the anniversary of the death of her mother. While on the trip, the couple spent time with Billie’s father, Bryan Lourd, and his husband, Bruce Bozzi as they saw the Northern Lights.