Sara Bareilles announced her engagement to Joe Tippett, a longtime lover and fellow actor, in an Instagram post to her 800,000 followers on New Year’s Day. In the post, Bareilles posted a sweet snap of the couple staring into each other’s eyes and added that Joe proposed to her and her answer was an easy and calm “yes.” Accompanying the photo was a beautiful message that alluded to the influence he has had on her. It stated:
“The more I get to know you, the more I realize how much I love you… and you’ve shown me parts of myself that I was terrified to adore. And because of you I love myself even more. So it’s really all about me.”
“I’m kidding. What a blessing you are. Let the games begin. I’ll go into everything with you.”
Sara Bareilles met Joe Tippett, her fiancé, in 2015.
Sara Bareilles most notably composed the music and lyrics for the Waitress musical, which received four Tony Award nominations in 2016. She first met Joe Tippett in 2015 when he auditioned for a role in a Waitress workshop at the American Repertory Theater in Boston. He was eventually cast in the production as Earl. Tippett, on the other hand, did not join the Waitress cast on Broadway. After his now fiancée ended her tenure on the program, he joined the cast in 2017. After the break from the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe and Sara resume their roles as Earl and Jenna.
According to her anniversary posts, the couple started dating in September 2016. They first appeared in public in 2017 and Bareilles even bragged about how the Broadway musical brought them together. The couple have been living together for a few years and Sara Bareilles has said it was important to her as she had never lived with a boyfriend before. Bareilles even said how lucky she was to have Tippett as a companion when she recovered from Covid in July 2020. She stated:
“He has taken excellent care of me. Throughout all of this he has been a wonderful friend and companion.
On their third anniversary of dating, Bareilles shared their relationship on Instagram, writing, “It’s been three years. It seems to be three hundred! I can’t wait for it to be over. “Fans immediately speculated if the couple were engaged. Sara explained to the amazed ghosts that they were just “in love.”
Sara Bareilles and Joe Tippett bought a little puppy named Louie in early 2022 and formed a little family for themselves.