She thought it would be the perfect time for her to get married.
But apparently many thought otherwise, Coleen Garcia revealed to Preview Magazine.
"Everybody outside our little world was shocked and skeptical," she told the publication, opening up about her engagement to boyfriend Billy Crawford. "A lot of people were saying that I was too young."
The glowing bride-to-be, however, added that she paid little attention to the negativity surrounding her life milestone, sharing that her family fully supports her and Crawford's relationship.
The couple have been together for more than four years.
Their 10-year age gap has been a hot topic among Crawford's critics, but Garcia has gone on the record in saying that her boyfriend is "worth the fight."
They got engaged in December 2016, and are planning to get married sometime next year.
In the Preview photo shoot, Garcia, while clad in pieces from Vania Romoff’s romantic Fall/Winter 2017 collection, showed off her huge diamond sparkler.
You can check out some of the photos below and the full article on Garcia on the official website of Preview.