Celebrities Big Romantic Gestures: Can Money Buy Love?
Whilst most of us have to make do with a box of chocolates and flowers from the local garage, these stars are getting swept off their feet in some of the most over the top and lavish ways possible. But is does spending the big bucks really guarantee a happy ending or is the the little things that really make all the difference?
1. Justin Bieber plans his show of dedication to on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez.
The 21-year-old singer is pulling out all the stops to try and win back the 23-year-old singer. The 'Sorry' singer is reportedly planning to rent out the Staples Center in America, for a private viewing of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
2. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney's Valentine's engagement.
The American actor popped the question to the 'Born This Way' singer on the most romantic day of the year. The entertainer and her beau have been dating since 2011 and finally sealed the deal with a whopping big heart shaped diamond ring. Disclaimer: Just don't look directly at it, or you might get blinded!
3. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter's engagement announcement in the 'The Times' newspaper.
The 'Sherlock' actor revealed he was to wed his theatre director girlfriend after his parents chose to announce the happy news via the traditional medium of a marriage announcement in the 'The Times' paper. What's more the couple surprised the world when they went and got hitched in a private ceremony on Valentine's Day. Picture: Getty
4. Kim Kardashian flashes her 15 carat diamond engagement ring from Kanye West.
The groom-to-be didn't hold back with his marriage proposal when he surprised his future missus on her 33rd birthday. The rapper arranged for a 50-piece orchestra to play Kim's favourite song, whilst posting the question: "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" on a giant screen at a sports game at the AT&T Park in San Francisco. Picture: Instagram
5. Seal mind-blowing proposal to Heidi Klum.
They may be no longer together, but uber-romantic musician Seal, made sure his supermodel wife knew exactly how much she meant to him when he proposed to her in 2004 in an igloo purposefully built for him to pop the question. As if that wasn't enough, the 'Kiss from a Rose' singer then made sure the couple renewed their vows to one another every year" Each year, Heidi and I get remarried" he gushed to 'People' magazine "but for about an hour, we go off on our own". Picture: Getty
6. Jay-Z's incredibly generous birthday gifts to Beyonce.
Having tons of dollar means you can easily treat your loved one to all their heart desires… just like rapper Jay Z did for his gorgeous wife Beyonce on her 25th birthday. The father-of-one bought his beloved a classic 1959 Rolles Royce convertible car to celebrate her landmark birthday, as well as throwing a HUGE party at his New York club in her honour of course! Picture: Tumblr
7. Kristen Stewart's very public apology to Robert Pattinson.
Whilst Bella and Edward's relationship in 'Twilight' captured audiences imaginations onscreen, K-Stew and R-Patz's blossoming relationship had us hooked off screen too. When the handsome actor dumped the brunette beauty for cheating on him, Kristen treated the world to an emotional apology message in the form of a very public statement. The grand gesture paid off and the pair got back together (for a while at least)!
8. Russell Brand and Katy Perry's lavish and exotic wedding.
There were certainly fireworks aplenty when the American singer and British comedian first hooked up. After getting inked with matching Sanskrit tattoos, the pair went on to get hitched in an India wedding that lasted seven whole days! Katy wore an Indian dress and the celebration included camel and elephant rides for the couples many guests. However, the big parties didn't end up guaranteeing a happy ending for the pair, who have since gone their separate ways. Pic: Splash News
9. Nick Cannon pops the question to Mariah Carey.
Not content with merely one marriage proposal to the diva songstress, the American actor wouldn't settle until he's asked his lady to marry him twice! After getting down on one knee at her apartment in Manhattan, he then whisked her off on a romantic helicopter ride and according to the bride to be "re-proposed". Sadly, although their divorce has not yet been finalised, the couple have now split. It appears that money really can't buy you happiness.