Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Ashley Tisdale and Fiance Christopher French

Ashley Tisdale may have released a new single yesterday about dealing with the death of her grandfather, but she has a lot to smile about: namely, her fiancé, Christopher French — and planning her wedding!

In a recent interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Ashley revealed that she was surprised to get engaged to someone she’d only been dating eight months, but for her, the timing felt right.

“I think because of knowing what I wanted, I wouldn’t have gone into a relationship if it wasn’t what I wanted,” Ashley said. “And I think from the moment him and I met, I just knew it. I was like, ‘Okay, this is the guy.’ And he knew the same thing. It was just this feeling that it doesn’t get any better. I can’t explain it!”

When you know, you know — and Ashley didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to spend the rest of her life with someone who she got along with so well and so naturally.

“With other relationships, you’re trying too much and trying to make it work and then there’s just a moment when you find somebody and you’re like, ‘Holy sh—t! This is so natural!’” Ashley explained. “I had no idea and I did not think this would happen and I was just so focused on other things and then suddenly it just kind of hits you.”

And while Ashley is having fun planning her wedding, she and Christopher want to keep it as “small and private” as they can.

That’s okay with us — just don’t forget to add us to the guest list!

Source: On Air with Ryan Seacrest