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Brave boyfriend pops the question at film premiere

IT was a case of life imitating art last night after a Dublin man popped the question at the premiere of The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel.

THE Herald can reveal how Stephen Lawlor got down on bended knee to his gob-smacked girlfriend and popped the question in front of hundreds of people.

The proposal at the Savoy cinema took everyone by surprise -- especially his stunned partner Erin Evans, who burst into tears before saying 'Yes'.

The happy couple, from Swords, were then given a massive round of applause by attendees at the opening night bash. The proposal was part of a competition ran by 98FM and was kept top secret until the last minute.

"Erin arrived in with her sister, thinking she was a competition winner and then Jason Segel got up on stage and gave a speech to introduce the movie. He then said he wanted to congratulate one or two competition winners.


"He then said 'Is Erin Evans here?' and asked her to come up for a minute, saying he had someone very special for see her. Stephen walked up the aisle, got down on one knee and proposed."