Mad Men star Jared Harris and his longtime girlfriend, writer and TV presenter Allegra Riggio, are engaged!The actor proposed on June 2 on a beach near Malibu while celebrating Allegra's birthday weekend — and the couple are already planning their nuptials for later this year."We were going down to Venice to celebrate my birthday with friends and then all of the sudden Jared says, I want to go to this beach," Allegra tells Life & Style exclusively. "I was like, 'what is going on?' He took me to this one beach where we went on our second date three-and-a-half years ago and had a slow dance on the beach in the rain. We walked up and I see candles in brown paper bags in the shape of a giant heart. He was nervous and shaking and asked me to marry him."
Mad Men's Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser are EngagedJared presented his future wife with a gorgeous heart-shaped diamond ring with a sandblasted rose gold band engraved with H for Harris."I helped pick out the diamond and design the ring in New York a few weeks back, but I didn't know when he would ask me!" she says. "I paused when he asked and he was like, 'are you going to answer?' And I was like, 'are you going kneel?' So he kneeled and of course I said yes. I've never been happier."
We're engaged! <3 #TeamHarris— Allegra Riggio (@Allegratastic) June 4, 2013
We're engaged! <3 #TeamHarris
The romantic proposal was capped off with a school of dolphins swimming in the ocean before the happy couple finally went to Allegra's birthday dinner with friends, which quickly became an engagement party when they announced the happy news."We want to get married in this calendar year we think," Allegra says. "What's the point of having a long engagement when we've lived together for two and a half years? We're no spring chickens! We are just so, so happy and in love."
See the video that Allegra posted of the engagement and ring below!
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