SI Swimsuit 2022 Co-Rookie of the Year Katie Austin Announces Engagement

The fitness influencer shared gorgeous photos with fiancé Lane Armstrong on Instagram.
Katie Austin.

Katie Austin.

Congratulations, Katie Austin! SI Swimsuit’s 2022 Co-Rookie of the Year announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Lane Armstrong on April 2.

The fitness influencer shared a stunning series of photos of the sweet beach proposal moment on Instagram. Her fiancé, who is vice president of Rialto Capital Management, set up a gorgeous walkway of white roses that led up to a blanket on the beach alongside candles, champagne and more bouquets of flowers.

In the cover snapshot of Austin’s precious post, the two shared a kiss against a breathtaking pink-and-orange sunset and dark blue body of water. In a later pic of the carousel, the 29-year-old showed off her massive diamond engagement ring.

“YES YES YES YES X 10000 MILLION YES!!!!! I can’t wait to be your WIFE❤️❤️❤️,” Austin captioned the post she shared with her 380,000 followers.

“OMG MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YALLLL EEEEEPPP😍😍,” fellow 2023 SI Swimsuit model Brooks Nader commented.

“i’ve come back to this post probably 5 times now !!!!!!! i can’t contain my excitement for you guys!!!!😭😭😭😭,” Swim Search finalist Gabriella Halikas gushed.

“WE ARE OVERJOYED!!!!! WE LOVE YOU BOTH so MUCH,” mom and fitness icon Denise Austin wrote. “In complete AWE of your LOVE!!!! Xoxo.”

“I am so HAPPY for you guys!!!!!! Congratulations,” SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day added. “Omg the ring 😍😍😍.”

“Oh Katie I just shrieked!!!! I am beyond happy for you two,” Shannon Ford chimed. “You don’t have to spend longer than 5 mins around both of you to see and feel the love y’all share. SO happy for you my little 27 weddings in one year gurlie ❤️❤️ it’s your time now!!!!”

In the photos, Austin wore a long sleeved black dress with white flowers printed all over, while Armstrong donned a cream-colored sweater and black jeans.

Austin and Armstrong met in 2020 on dating app The League and have been inseparable since. The two love to travel together and Austin often features him on her TikTok and Instagram. The couple, who live together in Southern California, just adopted an adorable puppy named Milly.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.