Single no more: Girls star Allison Williams is engaged

Allison Williams is the daughter of a celebrity and on a hit TV show, but her life just got even better. The actress announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Ricky Van Veen.

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Allison Williams is a good actress. She plays a 20-something singleton on Girls, but in real life is happily coupled. The 25-year-old announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years, Ricky Van Veen.

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According to People, Williams and Van Veen met through mutual friends. He is the co-founder of CollegeHumor, and is helping launch the video site Vimeo. Williams is the daughter of NBC’s Brian Williams. The news anchor has apparently already given his approval to Van Veen. Williams recently told Larry King that her dad “likes him a lot.”

Even before she was engaged, Williams was already thinking of babies. She told Glamour earlier this year that she would be happy to “walk away from” her career in order to have kids.

“I’d love to be a mom and not have to bring my kids into my trailer — or a balance [of both],” Williams said. “But you’ve [got to] call it on the fly to a certain extent.”

Williams’ engagement news wasn’t the only big news to hit the Girls set on Wednesday. Variety is reporting that co-star Adam Driver is in talks to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Driver was reportedly in talks to play Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman, but his schedule conflicted with that film (the part eventually went to Jesse Eisenberg). Apparently he plays a good bad guy though, because J.J. Abrams wanted him for his new film as well.

Lena Dunham tweeted her excitement over Driver’s news (but not Williams’ yet).

Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to be in theaters Dec. 18, 2015. No word on if Williams and Van Veen plan to be married before that, but it was a big day for the cast of Girls!


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