Channing Tatum’s candid confessions about his love for Jenna Dewan are SO real, it’s pretty impossible not to swoon over their romance. Their adoration for each other is certainly clear — for prime examples, check out Tatum’s breathtaking pics of his wife, along with that one NSFW image. And while we know the story of how they fell in love on set while filming Step Up, the pair have just revealed how they got engaged, and that story is just as touching as it was surprising.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Back in 2008, People reports that the duo was enjoying a romantic trip to Maui, and while Dewan may have thought it was going to be a getaway from their everyday lives, Tatum had a surprise in mind.

Keeping his bae completely in the dark, Tatum managed to fly Dewan’s close friends out to the island so that they could be there to witness the proposal and share in the special moment. When all was ready, Channing popped the question (with a stunning Neil Lane ring) while he and Jenna were surrounded by loved ones. So sweet!

Although considering how adoring these two are of each other, we shouldn’t be surprised at all that Channing Tatum would go to such lengths to express his love for Jenna Dewan and that he would take steps to make the moment as memorable as possible for his lady.

What do you think about the fact that Channing Tatum included Jenna Dewan’s friends in his proposal? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Elite Daily; photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)