'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Is Engaged to Jaymes Vaughan
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Jonathan Bennett is off the market! ET confirms that the Mean Girls actor is engaged to Jaymes Vaughan. Peoplewas first to break the news.
Vaughan, a TV host, popped the question by writing a song for Bennett. As Bennett tells ET, he reacted to the sweet gesture with a big "ugly cry."
“When I saw Jaymes take a knee I was so excited I just started hysterically screaming and ugly crying because I didn’t know how to express myself properly. Then there is the moment when you realize, 'Oh, this is it. This is what forever feels like,'" he says. "I screamed ‘yes’ immediately. Actually it was ‘Yes! Of course,’ followed by more screaming and ugly crying."
"I think we’ve both known since we met on the set of my show that this was going to be forever," Vaughan adds, "and I can’t wait to marry my person."
The song, tiled "Our Song," is available on streaming platforms now.
When ET spoke with Bennett earlier this month, the actor revealed how quarantining with Vaughan strengthened their relationship.
"We found that [quarantine] was great, because all it did was just make us close and realize, 'Oh wow, we're really in love with each other. Like, we really, really like being around each other,'" Bennett said. "... When he would leave to go to the grocery store and I'd been with him for a week, I would miss him for that 25 to 30 minutes he's gone. I was walking around the house like a puppy going, 'Where is he?' I literally know what my goldendoodle feels like when I leave."
Bennett also shared how his latest role -- he portrays one half of a gay couple in Hallmark Channel's The Christmas House, a first for the network -- made him reflect on what he hopes for when it comes to his future with Vaughan.
"My partner and I are thinking about expanding our family and taking the next big steps... We're thinking about that for sure. Especially shooting this movie, it really spoke to me. It's almost like life imitates art," he told ET of the film, in which he and his onscreen partner are going through the adoption process.
"During one of the scenes where we kind of have a little tiff, you see a couple come together and surround each other with unconditional love," he said. "That's when I realized, 'Wow, this movie's so important because it's showing that unconditional love that a couple has for each other when all they want to do is start their own family and create a bigger family and create more love for everyone.'"
"That scene, and having this in the movie, definitely made me feel like... we might need to do that at some point," Bennett added of having children. "It's inspiring. I mean, if the movie I shot inspired me to possibly want to start my own family, it's got to be good."
Watch the video below to see more of ET's interview with Bennett.