Miles Teller popped the question to longtime girlfriend Keleigh Sperry while on a safari adventure in South Africa, according to Keleigh’s sister, Christie Sperry York, who shared some snapshots of the newly engaged couple on Instagram Monday evening.
“These 2 got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend!!” Christie captioned the photo. “Can’t believe the last Sperry girl is engaged! Love both of you guys to pieces and so incredibly happy for this new chapter in your love story! @keleigh_sperry.”
The lovebirds, who have been dating since 2013, were on vacation to Seychelles last week before heading to South Africa, according to People.
They have been together through thick and thin over the last four years, including when Teller was arrested for public intoxication in San Diego California in June.
The Whiplash star told E! News in 2015 that the 24-year-old model was “lovely.”
“It’s been pretty easy because right now, her full-time gig is kind of being with me and before her, I would never invite a girl into that world because I didn’t think I could have both,” he said. “She’s allowed me to be able to really focus on acting and do what I want to do. She can come and visit me and hang out and doesn’t really distract me from it.”
Marriage is significant to Teller, whose grandparents have been married for over 50 years.
“Respect the person you’re with. My philosophy is, if I’m not happier when I’m with you, then there’s no reason for me to be with you,” the Divergent actor told ELLE in 2014. “I’m happy on my own.”
His long-distance relationship with Sperry is challenging but they’ve figured out how to make it work.
“We’ll FaceTime and she’ll come down and visit me on set. There’s times that a text is appropriate. Other times you need to talk on the phone. The problem with people texting all the time is that if you’re texting somebody everything you’re doing throughout the day, there’s no catch up. It removes the recap,” Teller said to the magazine. “I think that’s important.”
The 30-year-old actor met his fiancé in a traditional manner. “I like human interaction. Tinder puts all of these girls in front of you, so you don’t have to go to a bar and you don’t have to have the balls to ask a girl for her number. Tinder expedites everything. Here’s four pictures. If you want ’em, swipe to the right. Oh she said yes, too. Now you guys are texting each other and you could be hanging out within an hour. Not everyone’s looking for a relationship all the time. And that’s fine,” Teller added. “But it’s not something that I’m like, ‘Oh god, they’re having so much fun.'”