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Daniel Radcliffe Is Reportedly Engaged, So Ten Points For Gryffindor!

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In news that will have you frantically googling “Is Daniel Radcliffe old enough to get married?” (I’ll save you the time and say yes, he’s 24), Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly engaged. Star magazine is reporting that Dan has asked his girlfriend, actress Erin Darke, to marry him after two years of dating. This is according to a “close pal,” who may or may not be a house elf who overheard it. We just don’t know.

Dan is supposedly “desperately in love.” Wow, I didn’t know anonymous sources could have such a way with adverbs. Dan and Erin, who’s American, are allegedly planning to get hitched outdoors next year on the banks of Lake Michigan. They’re also apparently going to Paris to pick out an engagement ring, and “insiders” say Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will attend, with Rupert being best man. If we ignore the fact that those details sound totally made up and actually assume this is true, congratulations are in order. Let’s just hope Ginny isn’t jealous.

Here’s what else the source had to say about Dan and Erin’s relationship:

“They’re trying to keep it low-key, because he’s very private,” the source adds. “But they’re both bursting with excitement. It’s the happiest we’ve seen him in years.”

I’d make another Harry Potter joke here, but let’s stop pretending I’m good at it, shall we? If you obsessively read everything I write (and why wouldn’t you?) you might have picked up on the fact that I’m not the biggest fan. I’m currently cursing Daniel Radcliffe for not being in The Lord of the Rings so I could make a “put a ring on it” joke.

But regardless, DanRad seems like a swell guy, and if this is true, I wish him and Erin happiness and love and rainbows. And either way, props to them for keeping a low profile (the HP kids seem to be very good at that) and trying to have a Relationship That Must Not Be Named. Or putting an invisibility cloak over their love. Okay, I’ll show myself out now. I’m an embarrassment to my generation.

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  • Jenni

    I hope he proposed by saying “I’M DESPERATE TO MARRY YOU!”

  • MandyREverson

    If we ignore the fact that those details sound totally made up and actually assume this is true, congratulations are in order. Let’s just hope Ginny isn’t jealous. http://num.to/214-459-844-524

  • DamnImGood

    You have to love publicists and bored journalists. Whilst I’ve no doubt Daniel Radcliffe is capable of getting engaged to anyone, I always find it amazing that we are brought these explicit and confidential details from a source that within the same breath, declares he/they wish to remain ‘low-key’.
    This is PR from the school of Harry Styles Bad PR. That’s how bad it is.

  • Pfaff

    When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of
    obsessive love… Nähmaschinen, like the one we have for all things Harry! hahaha was so funny!

  • IJoy etop a

    Good for Daniel IJoy etop a , totally
    agree with the points for Gryffindor!