She said yes! Ashlee Holmes, the 25-year-old daughter of Jacqueline Laurita, announced her engagement to Peter Malleo Thursday night. "I said 'yes,'" The Real Housewives of New Jersey daughter revealed on Instagram. "Thank you for such an amazing day @c3peteo...I'm so excited for this next chapter of our lives."
"Chris and I are thrilled to announce the engagement of our daughter Ashlee Holmes to her longtime best friend and boyfriend Peter Malleo!" Jacqueline told The Daily Dish Friday. "We are so excited to have Pete as a son-in-law and become part of our family. We love him! We are all very happy and excited for the future!"
Jacqueline also couldn't contain her excitement for her daughter's big news on Twitter. "Say congratulations to my daughter @ashleeholmes & her fiancé @c3pete0 We are thrilled to announce their engagement!" she tweeted Thursday.
The positive vibes continued into Friday morning. "I woke up so happy today knowing my beautiful, grown up, 25 year old daughter @ashleenicholexx will be in good hands with this thoughtful, considerate, handsome, kind gentleman @c3peteo! #engaged #beautiful #RHONJ #IMustBeOld #Smotherinlaw #me," Jacqueline wrote on Instagram.
Mark Shami, a friend of Ashlee and Peter and the founder and CEO of The M Jewelers, also shared this jaw-dropping close-up pic of the engagement ring on Instagram. "Congratulations to my dear friends @ashleenicholexx & @c3peteo," he wrote in the caption to the photo. "I had the pleasure to create this gorgeous 3.01 cushion cut engagement ring set into a dainty 3/4 diamond band."
Most importantly, Ashlee seems to be happy with the rock (and who wouldn't be?). "It's so perfect," she commented on the photo. "Thank you so so much Mark."
Some of Jacqueline's fellow RHONJ 'Wives also shared their joy for the newly engaged couple.
Ashlee has been keeping busy since we last saw her on RHONJ, working on her career as a makeup artist. We also saw her as a bridesmaid in Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia's wedding on Manzo'd with Children last season. We can't wait to see Ashlee walk down the aisle next.