It looks like romance is very much alive for actress Shiri Appleby – she's just got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, John Shook, chef and owner of L.A. restaurant Animal, according to US Weekly.
Shook, 31, popped the question to 33-year-old Shiri—the former Roswell and Life, Unexpected star who's set to appear on the popular HBO series, Girls—while the pair were on their July trip to Ventotene, Italy. Talk about sweet and classic!
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"One second, you're having lunch, the next you have a ring on your finger," Shiri told the magazine. "I was like, 'I want to slow this moment down.'"
While Shiri is all about taking it slow, looks like her future mother-in-law wants the couple to race down the aisle. "We called and she said, 'Mazel tov! When's the date? We said, 'We just got engaged 30 seconds ago!'"
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We will say that we're thrilled for the newly engaged couple. Not only does this keep us positive in light of some of the recent stories (ahem, Ev and Ocho, Robert and Kristen ...), but after we interviewed her about the first season of Dating Rules From My Future Self, we were happy to learn that she's as sweet off-screen as the characters she plays on-screen.
If anyone deserves a bundle of happiness, it's Shiri. Especially after the bad breakup she had with an ex, which she wrote about in this personal essay right here on YourTango. Good thing he's history and Shiri has found love once and for all!
Congrats to the happy couple!
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