Kristen Bell proposes via Twitter to Dax Shepard
That didn't take long. Just a short time after the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, which will change the ability of same-sex couples to marry in much of the United States, one straight couple appears to have decided to make it official.
"Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell immediately jumped on Twitter after the decision came down and asked the father of her child, "Parenthood" star Dax Shepard, to marry her.
The two have been public about their decision to wait to wed until same-sex couples in the United States can marry, and appear to not want to wait even a day longer than they have to. They have been engaged since late 2009, and their daughter Lincoln arrived in March.
Very shortly thereafter, Dax accepted the proposal (well, he accepted it in a now-deleted Tweet that read "F--- yes!!!!!!" but then put up a slightly tempered version (below).
There's been no official confirmation that the two are now making wedding plans, but for now it appears both are on the same page: Celebrating the end of DOMA and looking forward to their new united lives together.
Other straight couples in Hollywood have taken the same stance over the years, so it's possible there may be a small flood of these unions in the coming months -- most notably, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Though the pair have hinted at marriage plans in the years since, Pitt told Esquire in 2006 that "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."