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It was a long road to reconciliation between Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman and they just made it more official.
The wife of the 32-year-old musician announced on Instagram late Wednesday, Christmas Day, that he had made another proposal to her. In April 2018, Reynolds announced that he and Volkman, 39, had split after seven years of marriage. Last January, he said the two would "rebuild" their relationship. In October they welcomed a little boy, Valentine who joined their three daughters Arrow 7 and 2-year-old twins Gia and . Coco .
"Well, the past two years have been transformative to say the least," Volkman wrote next to a photo on which she was wearing a diamond engagement ring. "I've never hurt so much in my life, or been hurt so badly by anyone else. It took us a long time to really see each other. We weren't ruthless at all. In fact, we were so careful that we didn't." We didn't listen to who we were. We loved each other at the expense of everything. Two different backgrounds and practically two different generations. "
"It was a wild story that got wilder over time," she continued. "We wrote love songs and we got married. Then children came. We were both emotional and committed and also hard for ourselves. We went through a whirlwind of successes and failures and held each other together because it was scary. But we too. " choked each other. We didn't know each other well enough to maintain the power from within. And everything started to crumble. "
She added: "The world was tough. There was so much love, but also criticism and ugliness. We weren't ready to be misunderstood or misunderstood. It hurt. We were distorted mirrors from each other. I have the stage missed and he had too much of it. We fell apart. Our eldest daughter suffered. Her foundation fell and everything she knew was destroyed. We hated ourselves. The night was long. Seven months. "
"Then he came to my door one evening," she wrote. "I looked at him shyly because of what I had been through. Endless days hiding in my closet and crying under my clothes. Deep soul searching accompanied by the darkest thoughts that would eventually turn to the light. He was standing on my porch and everyone I could see that my favorite person was staring at me. I understood everything. We didn't need the words. We were both forgiven. But … I wouldn't put my ring back on even if we decided I just couldn't go back to what we were. I told him we had to start over. He agreed. "
She said on Christmas Day that they put their kids in bed and started that" Clean up chaos of the day.
"I could see that he was nervous, but I didn't know why," she said. "He got down on one knee and before he could open his mouth I started to cry. Loaded tears that grew for almost 10 years. The answer was always yes. Even before we knew what that meant."
In the picture, Volkman wears a ring with a pear-shaped diamond and side stones on the middle finger instead of the ring finger. She made it clear that "it only has to be dimensioned".