If you’re still recovering from learning that Mad Men stars Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel are an item, get ready to have your mind blown all over again. The two of them are now engaged. As in, to be married. Not like they have dinner plans and can’t go to your swingin’ ’60s party. A source tells Us Weekly, “Vincent proposed a few weeks ago. She’s been wearing her ring. It’s huge!”
Crushable reported an exclusive last year breaking the news of their offscreen relationship, which started after the pair played onscreen lovers on the AMC drama. Then a few months later they made it official. So we can’t help but think we had some part to play in them getting engaged. Even though in all likelihood we didn’t. But you never know. Even when you do.
Let’s just hope their real-life romance doesn’t imitate their art, since Pete Campbell’s illicit relationship with Alexis’ sad housewife Beth didn’t exactly end with a happily ever after last season. Let’s just say there were some psychological obstacles preventing their happiness.
I don’t know about you, but my TV-loving brain can’t handle this kind of information about TV characters getting all lovey-dovey in real life. First Leighton Meester and Adam Brody blow my teen-soap-obsessed mind by becoming an item, and now this?! I had a hard enough time coming to terms with the fact that slimy Pete Campbell was hooking up with Rory Gilmore. Wasn’t she busy drinking coffee and writing essays to get into Harvard? And it’s not just the fact that Vincent and Alexis were in Mad Men together, but it’s also the fact that the kid from The Indian in the Cupboard and my dear lovely Rory Gilmore are all grown up and doing grown-up people things like get hitched. Time sure does fly when you’re examining sexism in the 1960s, doesn’t it?
I can only assume the pair will insist on wearing contemporary garb at the wedding, but that’s no fun, is it? I expect a beehive hairdo on Alexis, paired with a swingy shift dress and cat-eye eyeliner. And on Vincent, none of this scraggly beard and messy hair he’s been known to sport offscreen. I want greasy, perfectly styled hair and a suit that he absolutely has to wear underwear with. Just ask Jon Hamm what I mean by that.
Oh, and if you plan on extending the 1960s nostalgia into your everyday life as well, don’t let Vincent have a secretary, Alexis. Unless of course she’s Ida Blankenship. But that solution might not last very long.
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