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Girls star Allison Williams is engaged!

by the editorial team Published on 27 February 2014
Girls star Allison Williams is engaged!© Getty

We'll be the first to say that we've been less than thrilled with Marnie's story line on Girls these season. Dumped by her guy and ditched by her friends, the brunette beauty has never seemed lower. Thankfully, life is not imitating art, and the real-life Allison Williams couldn't be further from her alter ego. In fact, she just got engaged to longtime BF Ricky Van Veen!

Any fan of Marnie on HBO's Girls has rolled their eyes a hundred times this season if they've rolled them once. Desperate for attention, poor Marnie is stooping to new lows, singing showtunes in bars and crying over coffeehouse Ray. Her recent storyline is a 180° from the "I have my sh*t together" Marnie we all know and love.

Luckily, Allison Williams' real life love life is a far cry from Marnie's mess. The 25-year-old actress is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, 32-year-old College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen.

This Girl is becoming a Mrs.!

The two met through mutual friends. Ricky counts musician John Mayer among his closest friends.

Does Dad - NBC News anchor Brian Williams - approve?

In a word, yes. Allison has said her dad likes Ricky "a lot." In January, Allison told Larry King, "It's serious, they are well aware," referring to her parents' knowledge of her romantic relationship.

It seems the proposal comes at the perfect time, as Allison has been talking about wanting to settle down and start a family.

In fact, Allison told Glamour magazine in its March issue, "I'd love to be a mom — and not have to bring my kids into my trailer."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Do you think Lena Dunham will be a bridesmaid? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!