GH's Alicia Willis calls breathtaking Paris proposal 'happiest night of my life'

Darcy Rafter August 12, 2022
GH's Alicia Willis calls breathtaking Paris proposal 'happiest night of my life'
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General Hospital’s Alicia Leigh is now a bride-to-be as the actress’ long-time boyfriend, Tanner Foust, got down on one knee on August 8 while the couple were on holiday in Paris.

Of course, as they were in the city of love, the Eiffel Tower stood behind them serving as a breathtaking backdrop. Let’s take a look at the exact moment Tanner popped the big question…

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Alicia Leigh Willis’ breathtaking Paris proposal

On Instagram, Alicia shared a photo of the moment Tanner got down on one knee to ask her to marry him. In the photo, she has her hands to her mouth in shock as he looks up at her with an engagement ring in his hand.

“So, about last night…” she wrote in her Instagram caption. “How in the world did I get so lucky to spend my life with this incredible man? Happiest night of my life! You and both of our girls mean everything to me.”

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Alicia Willis and Tanner Foust’s relationship explored

Alicia began dating Tanner, who is also a single parent, many years ago and they are finally becoming husband and wife. The couple share a blended family consisting of her daughter, Simone, and his daughter, Grace!

Foust is a professional race car driver and stunt performer. Alicia often goes to watch him compete and cheer him on. He has also worked on films and television shows including Ford v Ferrari, Free Man, and WestWorld. Not to forget the Fast & Furious movies and co-hosting Top Gear USA.

Wilis and the X Games medalist share a lot in common, including their love of flying. The couple are both licensed pilots so, in their spare time, one of their favorite things to do together is fly aircraft. They also enjoy boating and often relax by hitting the water at Newport Beach.

It is as though the actress was pre-empting she was soon to become a bride. For her birthday, they enjoyed an “amazing dinner” at a restaurant. However, the actress was also on-set earlier that day and explained she “came straight from work and forgot to take off [her] character’s wedding ring.”

Who would have thought just five months later the wedding ring she was sporting would be her own?

Alicia Leigh Willis’ General Hospital role explored

Alicia joined the cast of GH portraying Courtney Matthews in 2001. She played the role until 2006 when the encephalitis outbreak hit Port Charles. Her character contracted the virus while pregnant and chose to save her unborn child over her life.

Willis returned to the soap in 2015 and 2022 to guide her son who had been badly burned in a fire and to help her father reach her in the afterlife. However, just because she has left the soap doesn’t mean she stopped acting, Willis has been on many of Lifetime’s TV thrillers.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.