Joe proposed with a giant diamond engagement ring. However, insiders reveal he was extremely nervous. He planned the proposal carefully and made the event itself private because he was worried Sofia would say no.
A source admitted, “He said he wanted to keep it private just in case she didn’t say yes.”
Adding, “It actually didn’t seem like he was joking about that. He did seem genuinely nervous that maybe this wasn’t going to go well. He said this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a one-in-a-million woman.”
“Joe definitely planned ahead and contacted the hotel weeks in advance to discuss certain things he wanted to do. He didn’t want to propose in a public setting, even though there are so many beautiful spots on the hotel grounds that have spectacular views and are well-known as places where people pop the question,” added the source of Joe planning the proposal while he and Sofia were together at the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville.
The couple also celebrated Joe’s birthday during the same Hawaiian vacation.