‘DWTS’ runner-up James Hinchcliffe engaged!

Who needs a mirrorball trophy to show off when you have a diamond ring to hand out? Dancing With the Stars runner-up James Hinchcliffe is engaged to actress Becky Dalton, as the 31-year-old groom-to-be announced on Instagram on Monday, July 23.

“Wait, what?!” Hinchcliffe wrote, captioning a photo of himself and Dalton showing off her engagement ring. “I thought they said ‘til DEBT do us part’!” The IndyCar driver also added the hashtag “#BeckyGetsHinched.”

Dalton, 29, posted the same shot to Instagram, quipping, “Just got served a life sentence.”

James Hinchcliffe and Becky Dalton
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James Hinchcliffe and Becky Dalton
Wait, what?! I thought they said “til DEBT do us part”! #BeckyGetsHinched
It may feel like 40C/104F in Indy today, but we’re still rocking mittens and toques because it’s Canada Day, damn it!! Happy 🇨🇦 Day!!!
No matter what’s happening we always find a reason to laugh. Love you, babe.
Met this pretty girl in line at @revindyevent. Asked her for a picture. She kindly obliged.
Before the lights went out at Phoenix. One down, two to go in this back-to-back-to back stretch!
Jokes on her. I asked if she wanted a ride and she enthusiastically said yes. Hopped on forgetting how sweaty I was. She’s now soaked. That smile is fake. #TrueLove #WhatsMineIsYours #EvenSweat
Took her back to where we had our first date two years ago. Well, second date if you count prom. First date this decade! Just as many laughs as last time. Love you babe. @beckyjdalton
Missing my girls this week! Pretty sure Lucy saw a squirrel and that’s why she doesn’t seem to be super into this picture.
To my love, my partner, my best friend (MOF), I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays!! I’m sending you a kiss since I can’t be there to give you one today! We must be having fun because I can’t believe how fast the last year has gone by. I’d never reveal your age, but it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating your 28th. Good times. I’ll see you soon babe!!

The couple have known each other since high school, when they met in an acting class. Dalton even went to prom with Hinchcliffe when he needed a last-minute date.

“We went 12 years without seeing each other,” the Good Witch actress told the New York Post in August 2016. “Randomly, we would message each other through Facebook just to say, ‘Congratulations,’ because he always wanted to be a race car driver and I always wanted to be an actress.”

Dalton and Hinchcliffe finally reunited in person after she sent him a message of support after his near-fatal crash during an Indianapolis 500 practice run in May 2015.

Not only did the Ontario native recover from his severe injuries, but he went on to compete in Season 23 of DWTS a year later. Paired with pro Sharna Burgess, Hinchcliffe reached the finals, landed four perfect-10s, and was deemed “the best male dancer we have ever had on this show” by DWTS then-judge Julianne Hough.

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