Have you heard the news?! We know you have, but we’re so excited we’re going to say it again: Candice Accola is getting married!!

The Vampire Diaries star posted a gorgeous picture of herself in Italy yesterday, and in that photo she had a beautiful ring on one hand and her handsome fiance on the other. “Cheers from the future Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Aaron King,” she wrote, along with the pic of the happy couple.

So who is this lucky Joseph, who will soon be the future Mr. Candice Accola?

Joe King is the guitarist and co-songwriter for the band The Fray, and Candice apparently met him through her TVD co-star Nina Dobrev! No wonder Nina already knows she’ll be in the wedding party!

In addition to his work with The Fray, the 33-year-old Colorado-based musician King is hard at work on a solo project, called KING.

On a personal note, Candice won’t only be Mrs. Joe King, she’ll also be a stepmother! Joe has two adorable daughters, Ava and Elise, with his first wife Julie.

We started suspecting that Candice and Joe were dating earlier this year, when Candice oh-so-casually mentioned a boyfriend in an interview, and we started reviewing the evidence. Last August, Candice and friends went to a Fray concert in Alpharetta, Georgia, and a month later Candice was spotted dancing onstage at a Fray concert in Nashville! In February, the two got cuddly, sitting side-by-side at the Super Bowl... and the rest is history!

So, who is Joe King? He put it best, on his own Instagram photo of the newly engaged couple: “I’m a lucky man.”

Source: NY Daily News, Instagram, Hitfix

Credit: Celebified Photo: Candice Accola Celebrates Engagement to The Fray Guitarist Joe King!