Daniel Radcliffe is such a low-key celebrity that we rarely cover him. The tabloids tried to work up some boozing-hard stories a few years ago, but none of those rumors stuck. Radcliffe appears remarkably well adjusted for a former child star who’s still finding his way in adult roles. I think he appreciates the challenge, and he’s purposely chosen atypical parts to prove his worth. Next up is his hairy, slightly greasy turn in Frankenstein.
Daniel has finally made the tabloids again, but it’s not for anything scandalous. This week’s issue of Star says he’s popped the question to his lady love of two years, Erin Darke. They got together on the set of Kill Your Darlings (Dan played Allen Ginsberg) and have been inseparable ever since. This is a sweet story:
Daniel Radcliffe is under a love spell! Star can reveal that, after almost two years of dating, the Harry Potter actor has popped the question to girlfriend Erin Darke. “Dan is desperately in love,” gushes a close pal. The actor, 24, and his American fiancee are planning on tying the knot in an outdoor ceremony on the banks of Lake Michigan near Erin’s family home next year. But before officially announcing their good news, the couple are taking a trip to Paris to find the perfect engagement ring. “They’re trying to keep it low-key, because he’s very private,” continues the source. “But they’re both bursting with excitement. It’s the happiest we’ve seen hin in years.” The nuptuals will also be the cause for a Hogwart’s reunion. Insiders say Daniel’s former costar Emma Watson will be in attendance because she adores Erin, while Rupert Grint will serve as best man. Sounds magical!
[From Star, print edition, May 17, 2014]
I hope this story is true. Daniel is a great guy by all accounts, and he and Erin have flown under the radar for so long that it must be true love. What do you think of the detail about Rupert Grint serving as best man and Emma Watson flying in for the wedding? That trio will never escape each other. Not in the land of gossip nor the “real” world. Let’s hope we see Dan and his lady with a giant engagement ring soon. He’ll probably go vintage, right?
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