Altar-bound A-Listers

While most of us spent the holidays eating, drinking, and unwrapping an arsenal of gadgets from iSanta, celebrities were ringing in the spirit of the season with…well…rings.

From superstar athletes to TV vampire queens, a slew of notable names are celebrating recent engagements. Here’s the sampling of stars who will have weddings on the brain in 2012:


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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
He’s French, she’s gorgeous, and together these two would make babies too pretty for our retinas to handle. But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The pair met on the set of the film “Dark Tide,” and Berry calls Martinez “a keeper.” This will be Halle’s third marriage so here’s hoping good things come in three’s!


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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
It would seem JT has an equation that goes something like “Mountains + Marriage Proposal = Magic.” Timberlake asked Biel to marry him while the couple were enjoying a holiday break in Jackson, Wyoming. Appropriate, considering the pair were first spotted together back in January2007 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah (another mountainous backdrop that lures skiers and Hollywood’s finest).


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LeBron James and Savannah Brinson
The Miami Heat superstar popped the question on New Year’s Eve to his high school sweetheart and mother of his two children, LeBron James, Jr. and Bryce Maximum. And speaking of “maximum”…did we mention the ring? Brinson is one bejweled bride-to-be, sporting $300,000 of pear-shaped bling.


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Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza
LeBron James wasn’t the only one with a New Year’s Eve agenda this year. Extra host Mario Lopez proposed to longtime girlfriend and baby mama in Ixtapa, Mexico. Lopez popped the question while the two strolled down the beach at sunset (classy move, A.C.), and the two will be returning to paradise to wed later this year.


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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Here’s hoping three’s the charm for Drew. The twice-married star said “yes” to Will Kopelman when he proposed in Sun Valley, Idaho over the holidays. Kopelman, an art consultant, is the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman. Which begs the question: does Drew get a discount??


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Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell
Bon Temp’s resident vampire queen first met British actor Bell on the set of Green Day’s music video “Wake Me Up When September Ends” video in 2005 before they split in 2006. One almost-marriage later (Wood ended her engagement to Marilyn Manson in 2010), she’s back with her beloved Brit. No doubt their wedding will be a bloody good time.