Why Did Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, LeAnn Rimes Get Engaged?


There are so many newly engaged celebrity couples, it makes you wonder if something is in the air! In the last two months, there have been nine celeb engagements.

The engagements in the last two months include: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris, Ginnifer Goodwin and Joey Kern, Lily Allen and Sam Cooper, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo and Tony Romo and Candice Crawford.

Whew. I’m worn out just reading all those names. So what’s the deal with all the celebrity engagements? Why are all the celebs in a hurry to walk down the aisle?

MTV News got the scoop about all the celebrity engagements from a relationship expert. Relationship expert and professional matchmaker Amy Laurent, says it’s because of “mistletoe syndrome.”

“Around the holidays people get more in the mood, more romantic,” Laurent explained to MTV News of the term coined by her friend, artist Annika Connor. “Those are the times when people start re-evaluating their relationships. [It occurs] in November, December, January, and we see a lot of marriages, a lot of engagements,” she said. “And then there is withdrawal after the syndrome wears off, come Valentine’s Day, February, March.”

What do you think of all the celeb engagements?  If there’s something in the air, maybe it’s catching?