The female celebrities who proposed to their partners, from Pink to Elizabeth Taylor

Caroline AllenContributor
Yahoo Style UK

This leap year presents us with a once-every-four-years opportunity for women to propose to their partners.

The old tradition is quite outdated now, and women - thankfully - feel empowered enough to propose whenever they like.

In fact, recent research from LoveHoney found that 35% of women think only being able to propose on 29 February is sexist.

Take these female celebrities, for example. From Britney Spears to Elizabeth Taylor, these women bucked the trend and proposed to their other halves.

We love to see it.

Elizabeth Taylor had seven husbands in total. Michael Wilding was the only lucky one who was proposed to. She reportedly popped the question shortly before they got married in 1952. They went on to have two children together. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding
Elizabeth Taylor had seven husbands in total. Michael Wilding was the only lucky one who was proposed to. She reportedly popped the question shortly before they got married in 1952. They went on to have two children together. (Getty Images)
Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline (or as we came to know him, K Fed) on a flight from Ireland to New York in 2004. Their marriage lasted two years and they have two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James. (Getty Images)
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline (or as we came to know him, K Fed) on a flight from Ireland to New York in 2004. Their marriage lasted two years and they have two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James. (Getty Images)
Dax Shepard originally proposed to Kristen Bell in 2009 but the pair decided not to get married until everybody could. When the Defense of Marriage Act was shut down, Bell proposed to Shepard on Twitter using the hashtag #marriageequality. (Getty Images)
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard originally proposed to Kristen Bell in 2009 but the pair decided not to get married until everybody could. When the Defense of Marriage Act was shut down, Bell proposed to Shepard on Twitter using the hashtag #marriageequality. (Getty Images)
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Pink and Carey Hart have been married for a lifetime by Hollywood standards. They've been together for over a decade and it all started with Pink's proposal in 2005. Hart is a motocross pro, so Pink held up a sign at one of his events with the words "will you marry me?" on it. Cute. (Getty Images)
Pink and Carey Hart
Pink and Carey Hart have been married for a lifetime by Hollywood standards. They've been together for over a decade and it all started with Pink's proposal in 2005. Hart is a motocross pro, so Pink held up a sign at one of his events with the words "will you marry me?" on it. Cute. (Getty Images)
Diane von Furstenberg proposed to Barry Diller after she said no to him numerous times in the past. The designer said in an interview with Oprah that she didn't know what to get him for his birthday so she decided to propose instead. (Getty Images)
Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller
Diane von Furstenberg proposed to Barry Diller after she said no to him numerous times in the past. The designer said in an interview with Oprah that she didn't know what to get him for his birthday so she decided to propose instead. (Getty Images)
The pair married in the late 70s but not before Judge Judy questioned Jerry Sheindlin on where their relationship was going. She asked him to pick a date and the rest was history. (Getty Images)
Judge Judy and Judge Jerry Sheindlin
The pair married in the late 70s but not before Judge Judy questioned Jerry Sheindlin on where their relationship was going. She asked him to pick a date and the rest was history. (Getty Images)
The pair both proposed to each other in a cute birthday celebration which saw both Hudson and Otunga receive a ring. They recently separated (2017) after ten years together. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga
The pair both proposed to each other in a cute birthday celebration which saw both Hudson and Otunga receive a ring. They recently separated (2017) after ten years together. (Getty Images)
George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager kept it low-key when she decided to propose to Henry Hager after he came over to watch a football game. He said no at the time (they had only been together three months) but ended up proposing five years later. (Getty Images)
Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager
George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager kept it low-key when she decided to propose to Henry Hager after he came over to watch a football game. He said no at the time (they had only been together three months) but ended up proposing five years later. (Getty Images)

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