True Blood lead actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who began secretly dating in 2007 when they were cast as a mind-reading bar waitress in love with a vampire on the often naked, blood-soaked HBO series, are engaged to be married, their reps told People magazine Wednesday.
Just two weeks ago, in an odd turn of events, Stephen's ex, British writer Lorien Haynes, profiled him for The New York Post, and also wrote a piece about Anna for the UK's Daily Mail. Haynes is the mother of Stephen's seven-year-old daughter, Lilac, which neither she nor either of the papers she was writing for mentioned in either story. So that's a little weird, no? Especially since Haynes participated in a July article in Star magazine called "True Blood's Secret Love Triangle." All About Dating Single Parents
Anna, who's 27, became one of the youngest Oscar winners in history when she beat out Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Winona Ryder, and Emma Thompson for Best Supporting Actress in 1994 for her performance in The Piano. Her role as the telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood is her first on television. Discuss: Should you date a coworker ?
Stephen is 39 and originally from England. He plays a drawling Southern vampire who this season is battling to keep his lover from being snatched away by rival bloodsucker Eric, played by Stellan Skarsgaard's son Alexander Skarsgaard. In addition to Lilac, he has a nine-year-old son, Billy, from another previous relationship.
As a beneficiary of Hollywood's vampire obsession (he shared the cover of last week's Entertainment Weekly with his fellow pasty ghoul, Robert Pattinson), Stephen explained why the undead hold such fascination for contemporary audiences. "I think that women in the modern world are attracted to the courtly manners of the 19th century, a time where men from the upper classes charmed women, but at the same time, men had to be men," he said. "This combination of being treated with respect by the man who can overpower you physically, that's very sexy."
Via People. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.