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Actress Lily Collins becomes engaged to director Charlie McDowell's boyfriend


Lily Collins has announced that she is engaged to director Charlie McDowell after a year-long romance.

The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Friday to share the good news along with pictures of the couple's kiss and the moment he suggested while on a romantic date.

Les Misérables star Lily, who confirmed her relationship with filmmaker The One I Love (37) last August, wrote: "I've been waiting my life for you and I can't wait to spend our lives together …".

Get married! Lily Collins announced she was engaged to director Charlie McDowell in a cute Instagram post that was shared on Friday

The thespian also showed off her unique engagement ring, which served as a new statement piece of jewelry.

Artist Charlie uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancé, glowing with joy, with the accompanying caption: “In a time of uncertainty and darkness, you lit up my life. I will cherish my adventure with you forever. & # 39;

The television and movie star cut a casual figure at that particular moment when she opted for comfort in a multi-colored sweater and wide-leg jeans.

The writer, meanwhile, looked just as reserved in a gray T-shirt, baseball cap, and darkly washed jeans.

How sweet! The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the good news along with pictures of the couple's kiss and the moment he suggested during a romantic date

How sweet! The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the good news along with pictures of the couple's kiss and the moment he suggested while on a romantic date

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On cloud nine: The extremely evil, shockingly evil, and hideous star also showed off her unique engagement ring, which served as her new statement piece of jewelry

On cloud nine: The extremely evil, shockingly evil, and hideous star also showed off her unique engagement ring, which served as her new statement piece of jewelry

"You lit up my life": The artist Charlie has uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancé that is beaming with joy, with an accompanying caption

Congratulations! Many of her industry friends, including singers like Ciara and Ashley Tisdale who recently announced she is pregnant, have posted their good wishes on social media

Congratulations! Many of her industry friends, including singer Ciara and Ashley Tisdale, who recently announced she is pregnant, have posted their good wishes on social media

Many of her industry friends have posted their good wishes on social media. Ciara wrote: “Soooo happy for you! I love you Li Li Boo! What a special day, & # 39; while Ashley Tisdale, who recently announced she is pregnant, said: & # 39; Congratulations !!!! & # 39; (sic).

Lily is the latest in a long line of A-list partners for Charlie, who directed The One I Love and The Discovery.

The LA American native has dated several high profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke, 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

Charlie was in a relationship with Hilary for three months between September and December 2007.

Just the Two of Us: The Thespian confirmed her romance with the LA native on Instagram last year when he flew to the French capital to visit her on the set of Emily In Paris (pictured)

Just the Two of Us: The Thespian confirmed her romance with the LA native on Instagram last year when he flew to the French capital to visit her on the set of Emily In Paris (pictured)

Puppy love: Late last year, the two took their relationship to the next level when they adopted their rescue dog (pictured in December).

Puppy love: Late last year, the two took their relationship to the next level when they adopted their rescue dog (pictured in December).

Get Strong: The duo lived together in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic (pictured at a Lakers game in January).

Get Strong: The duo lived together in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic (pictured at a Lakers game in January).

The Bye Bye Benjamin star had a serious relationship with Rooney for over six years as of 2010, which ended in September 2016.

Charlie and Game Of Thrones star Emilia confirmed they were together in October 2018, but the relationship ended and they called it ended in February 2019.

Lily also had a fair share of headline-grabbing relationships, including a brief romance with her extremely nasty, shockingly evil, and hideous co-star, Zac Efron, 32, in 2012.

In the Past: Celebrity Descendants Charlie has dated several high profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke (pictured in 2018), 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

In the Past: Celebrity Descendants Charlie has dated several high profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke (pictured in 2018), 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

The ex files: The brunette briefly dated her extremely evil, shockingly evil and hideous co-star Zac Efron (32) in 2012 (picture 2019).

The ex files: The brunette briefly dated her extremely evil, shockingly evil and hideous co-star Zac Efron (32) (picture 2019) in 2012.

The brunette had an on / off romance with British actor Jamie Campbell Bower, 31, for five years after meeting on the set of The Mortal Instruments, but the couple called it over in 2018.

Lily and Charlie both have famous parents in common; Lily's father is British musician Phil Collins, while Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell and actress Mary Steenburgen.

Late last year, the two took their relationship to the next level when they adopted their rescue dog and lived together in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Runs in the family: Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell (pictured in 2017) and actress Mary Steenburgen

Runs in the family: Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell (pictured in 2017) and actress Mary Steenburgen

Famous Parent: The Rules Don't Apply The star's father is British musician Phil Collins (pictured 2012)

Famous Parent: The Rules Don't Apply The star's father is British musician Phil Collins (pictured 2012)

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