First off, I totally thought that in addition to ducking out of the limelight and having a baby in secret, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton had gone ahead and gotten married as well. In for a penny, in for a pound, right? But now there are reports that the super-secretive couple has gotten engaged after about three years together.
Starpulse claims that Hilarie was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left hand at the Independent Spirit Awards on February 25. For what it’s worth, we’ve gone through Getty Images, and there wasn’t a single photo of Hilarie’s left side. So, all they’re going on is this alleged ring sighting and the ever-popular “source” claiming that they’re engaged. So far, however, their reps haven’t addressed the rumor.
All in all, it doesn’t really matter whether or not they’re getting married; these two seem truly content with one another and not too obsessed with Hollywood image bullshit. They’re pretty closed-mouth about son Gus, though last year they did tell E! Online about what it’s like to be parents. Morgan laughed, “He just said ‘no’ for the first time, which is f–ked up.”
If they were to get married, this would be Morgan’s first; he was engaged to his Weeds co-star Mary Louise Parker for a few months in 2008 before they broke it off. Hilarie was married to One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange from 2004-2008.
If it’s true, congratulations to the happy couple. If it’s just a rumor, congratulations all the same.
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