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During a performance in April, Kane Brown announced that he’d just gotten engaged to his girlfriend Katelyn Jae.
Here’s what we know about Jae.
1. Kane and Katelyn Got Engaged in April
Katelyn and Kane got engaged on Easter Sunday, April 16.
According to Taste of Country, he posted the happy news to his Instagram, but ended up deleting it because of fan’s negative comments.
“It’s hard to do this job — you know, there’s girls involved — you’ve got to stay out of trouble, it’s really hard,” Brown said mid-way through the concert. “Some people found out on Instagram today and I had to delete this video… I just got engaged to a girl from Philadelphia two days ago. This is my first time making this announcement, but we’re in Philly, so I thought I had to go ahead and make the announcement. So thank you Philadelphia.”
2. She Is Winner of the First Season of YOBI.Tv and MySpace’s “Take the Stage” Contest
Jae won the first season of YOBI.tv and MySpace’s “Take the Stage” contest. According to her website, she’s also the newest protégé of world-renowned music manager Johnny Wright of Pop Nation Entertainment.
After winning the competition, she said, “I am so thankful and blessed to have had this opportunity, it has changed my life. I could not be happier, I am so excited and determined to work hard and continue this dream.”
3. She’s from Philadelphia
Katelyn was born and raised in Philadelphia in the suburb of West Chester.
She began singing at age 3. Her bio reads, “With a new toy microphone in hand, her idea of a fun play-date as a youngster was spending hours making up dances and musicals to perform for her parents. When Katelyn entered sixth grade, an insightful choir teacher noticed her talent during a fall school concert performance of Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ and suggested that her parents put Katelyn into vocal and piano lessons. It was then at age 11 her mother realized Katelyn had a gift.”
4. She Attended West Chester University
Jae graduated from West Chester University, where she focused on singing and creating music.
In 2008, she placed in the top five in the 2008 International Model and Talent Association conference, and represented the US in the 2010/2011 Avon Voices International Talent Search.
5. They Dated for Under a Year Before Getting Engaged
In April, Entertainment Weekly‘s Kevin Frazier spoke to Brown about his relationship.
The singer dished, “She’s a sweet girl. She’s from Philadelphia, and we’ve been dating almost… it’s going to be eight months coming up. You know, being on the road, we did 200 shows in 2016. You get lonely.. Whenever she’s out with me, I just have a good time. And she makes me happy. I’m never depressed when she’s around me.”