A man doesn’t have to be the one who pops the question — and there are many female stars who have taken control and proposed to their significant others.
Dax Shepard originally proposed to Kristen Bell in 2009, but the pair chose to wait on getting married until marriage equality existed in the U.S. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June 2013, Bell asked the former Parenthood star to marry her via Twitter.
Britney Spears‘ also switched things up back when she was dating Kevin Federline. In the fourth episode of her 2005 series, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Spears revealed that she popped the question to Kevin Federline when they were on a flight to New York City to film her “Outrageous” music video. The dancer said that he “didn’t expect it” even though he had an idea of where their relationship was heading.
“I was like, ‘No, no. It’s not supposed to be that way. I’m supposed to propose and do the whole, get on one knee and beg and plead,’” he recalled. “So, she was like, ‘Alright, you gotta ask me then.’”
Spears added, “He did, right then and there.”
The twosome tied the knot in 2004 and welcomed two sons: Sean Preston in 2005 and Jayden in 2006. They divorced in 2007. Spears and Federline have each moved on with new spouses Sam Asghari and Victoria Prince, respectively.
Scroll down to see all the badass female stars who chose to ask their male partners to marry them: