Is Dublin the city of romance for Mischa Barton as she is spotted wearing a diamond ring

Mischa flashed her ring finger for waiting photographers outside the party last night.

ACTRESS Mischa Barton has sparked rumours that she is engaged after she stepped out in Dublin last night with a pretty impressive ring on her engagement finger.

In Pictures: Steel Magnolias Dublin opening night

The Hollywood actress who is currently appearing on stage in Dublin, has been dating fellow actor, Sebastian Knapp, for the last two months.

Mischa, who opened last night in ‘Steel Magnolias’ at the Gaiety attended an after party with her co-stars in Harry’s Bar at the Point Village, where she was papped with the sparkler.

The 26-year-old, who was warmly dressed in a jumper, jeans and boots smiled for photographers as she arrived at the party and seemed happy for her ring to be spotted.

Actor Sebastian who has appeared in ’28 Days Later’ and ‘The Bill’ was also in Dublin to support his girlfriend.

It’s been a whirlwind courtship for the two. As recently as three months ago, Mischa, who previously dated oil heir Brandon Davis and The Kooks singer Luke Pritchard, told reporters that she was unlucky in love.

She said: “'I've given up men. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be anyone out there for me,” she said at the start of the summer. “My last three boyfriends haven't worked out, so I'm giving guys a rest for a while.”

But she has obviously changed her mind after meeting Sebastian and she hinted to ‘OK’ magazine that their relationship could go the distance.

"I am a serial monogamist. I don't date easily at all but if I meet someone I do always seem to end up dating them long-term."

Mischa recently opened up her own fashion store in London and Sebastian was again supportive of her career. She said: "He's great. I was like, 'You don't have to come to the store opening. You don't have to do anything.' But he said, 'No, I'm coming to support you.'"

The former ‘OC’ star is playing diabetic Shelby Eatenton in a stage version of 'Steel Magnolias', based on the 1989 film starring Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts.

Directed by Ben Barnes, 'Steel Magnolias' opened last night at the Gaiety to a star packed audience and then tours the country for eight weeks.

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