After a public split earlier last year, it appears that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have rekindled their relationship with an aim to take it to the next level.
According to Us Weekly, the "Sexyback" singer popped the question to Biel while the two were spending the holidays in the mountains of Jackson, Wyo. "Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place," one insider told the website.
Rumors about the engagement hit the Web around Dec. 21, when the owner of an art gallery posted the news on Twitter. “Word on the street is that Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel at the Amangani last night,” they wrote.
The Amangani is a five-star luxury resort that sits, at least according to one reviewer, in an unprecedented spot atop the East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole, Wyo. "It is by all accounts a romantic reflection of the American West, blending enchanting indigenous influences with the formidable character, essence, and knockout magnificence of the landscape, together with its roaming wildlife," says LuxuryExplorer.com.
Not a bad place to pop the question, right?
As I've written before, Biel and Timberlake are well-known for their environmental efforts — so it makes sense that nature would play a role in their engagement. The singer is recognized with creating one of the most sustainable golf courses in the world, and Biel has not only addressed animal rights issues, but also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to support clean water initiatives.
This past October, Timberlake was honored at the Environmental Media Awards for his groundbreaking efforts to green the sport of golf.
"My idea came out of the desire to create green space in the community where I grew up, and when, to borrow a phrase from Joni Mitchell, I heard that somebody was going to take paradise and put up a parking lot I decided to buy paradise myself," he told MNN. "We made a commitment to building a sustainable model for a golf course and we honor the land and the ecosystem that Mirimichi shares with nature," he said, proud of the official sanctuary certification it received from Audubon International.
"Doing things the green way is not always the cheapest way in the short term, but it's the most sustainable way and the right way in the long term to do things," he added. "For those of us who travel the world making movies, TV shows and music we have to be aware of our carbon footprints."