Tuesday 23 January 2018

Bad news, ladies! Eddie Redmayne engaged to long-term girlfriend

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne
Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is engaged.

The 32-year-old English actor popped the question to his girlfriend of more than two years, Hannah Bagshawe, his spokesperson tells Us Weekly.

A source told the outlet the proposal happened during a romantic vacation over America’s Memorial Day weekend last month, and apparently it came as little surprise to Hannah.

"He had been planning on it for a while. They have a very relaxed and supportive relationship… they seemed to have always known they were going to spend the rest of their lives together,” the source said.

The Les Misérables actor was reportedly intent on a traditional proposal, however.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

"He asked her father's permission - the whole deal,” another insider said.

Us Weekly reports Eddie and Hannah made their public debut as a couple in 2012.

The couple are also said to share a home in London, with a source explaining Hannah “has been basically a part of the family for years now”.

It’s unclear when they will exchange vows.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and Hannah Bagshawe attend an after party following the press night performance of 'Peter And Alice' at The National Cafe on March 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Eddie’s love life has made headlines in the past. Last year, the British heartthrob was forced to deny rumours he dated Taylor Swift in 2011 while she was auditioning for Les Misérables.

“It was absolute nonsense,” he told UK magazine Glamour in early 2013.

“We had a chat behind the stage for seven minutes. So I met Taylor Swift for an hour and seven minutes. Even by my standards, that’s a pretty brief relationship! I find it offensive because it was [flails arms] I’ve ‘dumped’ her. Then you get emails from your friends going, ‘Dude, is it true…?’ ‘No!’ Then they don’t believe you.”

Asked if he had a girlfriend at the moment, Eddie remained tight-lipped.

“Sorry,” he replied. “It’s something I try to keep protected. I’ve done press with Kristen Stewart and it’s hard.”

From left, actors Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne pose at the photo call of the film Les Miserables at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

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