Cobra Starship lead singer Gabe Saporta is engaged to fashion designer Erin Fetherston. The 33-year-old half-Spanish synth rocker, born Gabriel Eduardo in Uruguay, popped the question on New Year's Eve while the two vacationed in Barbados.
"I woke up at dawn to go collect coral and flowers from the beach next to our cottage," Saporta told People. "I used them to write out my proposal on our patio and then I woke Erin up in a frenzy to come see a ‘monkey’ that had appeared in our backyard. My sleepy-eyed bride quickly realized the only monkey that morning was me … and of course, she said, 'Yes!'"
Ahhh! Saporta has been gushing about his GF since back in 2011, when he told Latina how they met: one of his band members' girlfriends used to work for the women's clothing designer. The two have been dating since 2010 and have been discussing marriage for quite some time—Fetherston was even involved in designing the engagement ring—but Saporta still kept her guessing about the proposal.
“My first step was to psych her out," he said. "On Christmas Eve, I gave her a nicely wrapped ring-box that did not contain her engagement ring. It contained a sick amethyst cocktail ring instead.”
When Saporta finally busted out the ring—a vintagey emerald-cut stone designed by Lorraine Schwartz—Fetherston was already visualizing her dress.
“I will definitely design my own dress,” she said. "My fairytale aesthetic will undoubtedly influence the look and feel of the wedding.”
Saporta, who's working on a new Cobra Starship album, said the wedding will be a "classy shindig.”