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Young and Restless actress reacts to surprise proposal.

Soaps.com is excited to report that The Young and the Restless’ Hunter King became engaged to be married over the weekend, as her boyfriend, now fiancé, Nico Svoboda, proposed unexpectedly on a beach. The moment was captured by Los Angeles-based studio, Heirlume Photography, who had a photographer hiding in a tent nearby. King shared photos of the proposal, her happy acceptance, and photos commemorating the event taken afterward, on her Instagram along with the caption, “I love you I love you I love you I love you FIANCÉ!!!! I CANT’T BELIEVE I GET TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND!!! Thank you for making yesterday the best day of my entire life! I can’t wait to marry you and spend our future going on endless adventures together. I am one lucky lady❤️? (And a HUGE thank you to @heirlumephotography for hiding in a tent to capture this amazing moment. I’ll cherish these pictures for forever) I LOVE YOU @neekotto.” Later, in her Instagram story, King went on to say, “Can’t sleep. Feeling too giddy & excited about how amazing yesterday was. And now I get to spend the future with my BEST FRIEND! I truly cannot believe how lucky I am to be loved by the most incredible guy in the world. Thank you for making me feel so loved. I’m so excited about our future and all the amazing things we’ll get to experience together. I LOVE YOU FIANCE @neekotto!!!!!”

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Svoboda, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Arizona State University, is employed as a marketing and PR coordinator for Scottsdale-based Bonner David Galleries, and has also worked as a camera operator on Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful since June.

King returned to Y&R as Summer Newman in June. Her character drove back into Genoa City in a red sports car that didn’t technically belong to her and quickly wound up behind bars. She’s been stirring up trouble ever since, having blown through her trust fund, lured her mother Phyllis’ boyfriend, Billy, back into the gambling world, working overtime trying to seduce him, and taking a pay-off from her father, Nick, to keep quiet about his secret hook-up with Phyllis. King’s role on Life In Pieces as Clementine also continues as the actress does double duty for CBS on daytime and primetime.

Soaps.com congratulates Hunter King and Nico Svoboda on their engagement!