Maane Khatchatourian
October 25, 2012 AT 10:44 PM EDT

Love is in the air for ‘N Sync! On the heels of his former bandmate Justin Timberlake’s Italian nuptials, Chris Kirkpatrick proposed to his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years last weekend in Capri, People reports.

Kirkpatrick told People that the proposal wasn’t pre-meditated. He bought a ring, made an awkward call to girlfriend Karly Skladany’s father to ask for his blessing, and popped the question over a bottle of champagne (the ring was in her glass, of course) in a streak of spontaneity. Well, when in Italy…

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