Julianne Hough feels so ''happy and blessed''.

The 27-year-old actress recently got engaged to hockey player Brooks Laich and revealed she is happier than she has ever been.

She told PEOPLE: ''I'm just feeling so happy and blessed every moment of every day. The best thing about being engaged is just a sense of warmth and just joy.''

Julianne announced she and Brooks, 31, were engaged on her Instagram page.

The 'Safe Haven' star broke the news on her account by posting a photograph of herself staring at her ring while wrapping her arms and legs around Brooks on a balcony overlooking a lake.

She captioned the picture: ''We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement. #fiancé #love.''

Julianne - who was previously in a relationship with Ryan Seacrest - started dating the Washington Capitals player in February 2014 after being set up on a date by a mutual friend.

And her brother Derek wholeheartedly approves.

He recently said: ''That smile and glow she's had hasn't dimmed ever since she met [him. That's a special thing.''