Forget all those earlier engagement rumors that involved private jets, roses and champagne on ice. When Tom Brady actually popped the question on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles to his girlfriend of two years Gisele Bündchen
, he didn't need any Hollywood trappings. Instead, like men throughout the ages, the Patriots quarterback simply got down on one knee and presented her with a diamond solitaire engagement ring.
"He asked and she accepted," a friend tells People, adding that the couple shared the news with friends and family over the weekend. (Among those receiving word: Brady's ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan, with whom he has a son, John, 1.) "We have a lot of things in common and I think he is a really great person," Bündchen, 28, told GQ about Brady, 31, last July. "He really, genuinely doesn't have a bad bone in his body." And with wedding planning already underway (it will be either "a huge fashionista event or a more intimate ceremony in Costa Rica," where Bündchen has a home, says the pal), another friend notes, "They are so happy right now."