Actors Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill to be married
Jay Baruchel poses for a photo as he promotes his new film Good Neighbours at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, March 11, 2011 7:50AM EST
OTTAWA - Canadian actors Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill are engaged.
Baruchel dropped the news while accepting a fan choice prize at the televised Genie Awards, throwing out a big thank you to his mom and his "fiancee, Alison."
Later backstage, "The Trotsky" star said he gave Pill a 180-year-old Victorian wedding band for Christmas.
He says it was initially intended to simply be a holiday surprise but it turned into something much more.
"I was just going to give her a nice gift and don't-dump-me-anytime-soon kind of present for Christmas," Baruchel explained.
"I gave it to her and I think I decided in that moment that I might as well call a spade a spade. I'm pretty sure my words were: '(Screw) it, do you want to marry me?' To which she said, 'Yes, of course.' "
Baruchel said the wedding is slated to take place in September 2012.
The celebrity couple have been together less than a year.
In January, Baruchel said he and the 25-year-old Pill began dating on the Winnipeg set of the upcoming hockey movie, "Goon," a few months earlier.