[Updated at 10 a.m. ET] Two of three American hikers who have been detained in Iran for nearly 10 months - Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd - have gotten engaged in prison and plan to get married after their release, their relatives said Monday.
The third hiker, Josh Fattal, plans to be best man at the wedding, the relatives said in a statement.
The three hikers' mothers learned of the engagement when they visited Bauer, Shourd and Fattal in Iran last week.
"Shane told me that he proposed to Sarah in the yard of Evin prison on January 6, the very same day that we applied for our visas to go visit them," Bauer's mother, Cindy Hickey, said in the written statement. "We're all so overjoyed at the news but it's obviously impossible to know when the wedding will take place."
The couple wears engagement rings that Bauer made from threads he pulled from his shirt, the statement said.
"Sarah couldn't wait to show me her ring," said Shourd's mother, Nora Shourd. "It's one of the things that keeps her going - knowing that she and Shane have this unbreakable bond and a friend in Josh who will always be there for them."
Iranian authorities detained the three after they reportedly crossed the border into Iran by accident while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan.