Kristen Bell celebrated the opening of her not-actually-entirely-terrible romantic comedy When in Rome by announcing that she and boyfriend Dax Shepard are planning to marry. She was wearing an engagement ring on the Grammy red carpet last night, and her rep confirmed the engagement news to US Weekly. Well now. Isn't that lovely for both of them?
Michigan native Kristen and Dax, who got his start on Punk'd and is actually named Dax, have been dating since late 2007, when a friend introduced them. In When in Rome, Kristen plays a New York art-gallery curator who becomes the unwitting object of several obsessed dudes when she filches some magic coins from a Roman fountain during her sister's wedding. As you do. Dax plays a particularly oblivious male model who magnanimously puts aside his enormous self-regard to crush on wee Kristen. Also, Josh Duhamel is really hot, so, you know, there are worse things to do with twelve bucks. Romantic Comedies Warp Your Brain
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Pre-Kristen, Dax dated Kate Hudson when she was between Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong, which makes us think he is either the funniest man alive or absolutely incredible in the sack. Or, whatever, a nice fellow whom ladies enjoy spending time with. One of those. Kristen, speaking about their relationship in November's Women's Health, said, "There is almost nothing, barring a natural disaster, that I would let eat into my time at home, playing Scrabble with Dax or talking to my girlfriends."
"I've learned the necessity for healthy communication. How important it is to talk about your deepest, darkest fears and feelings," she continued. "Your partner should hear your most embarrassing insecurities, because once you say them out loud, you've created a safe zone." 101 Ways To Improve Your Relationship Right Now
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We always find it amusing when actresses who've been in a couple of wedding-themed movies actually get married, because going dress shopping must be like going to work, right? We like this sleek white number she wore to the Golden Globes last month as a jumping-off point.
Via Popeater and Us Weekly. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.