Joe Manganiello, Alcide on True Blood, is engaged

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Actor Joe Manganiello and guest attend the Alice + Olivia Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 547 West 26th Street on September 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
True Blood’s hottest werewolf, Joe Manganiello, is officially off the market. He’s engaged to his girlfriend, actress Audra Marie, after dating for over a year. It sounds like he’s head over heels for her too. He even proposed on a trip to Italy. Oh sigh.

While on vacation in Italy the True Blood heartthrob, 33, popped the question to his girlfriend, actress/model Audra Marie, his rep tells PEOPLE.

Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO drama, and Marie met at a 2009 Super Bowl party, but it was anything but love at first sight.

“She wouldn’t go out with me for six months,” Manganiello told PEOPLE in September. “We started dating a few months before I got cast [on True Blood].”

Manganiello says Marie is “a great dresser. She’s gorgeous, and she’s tall. And she’s sweet … nice. And she makes crazy English breakfasts.”

Marie, meanwhile, says her man’s most appealing qualities are his “sense of humor, his work ethic and how humble he is with everything that has gone on.”

The pair have not yet set a wedding date.

[From People]

I swear I read an interview with Manganiello where he admitted his girlfriend helps pick out his clothes. I can’t find it again, but it’s etched in my memory. Their matchy-matchy clothes on so many occasions suggest that’s the case anyway. They’re such a cute couple! While looking for that interview I watched and read some interviews with Manganiello and was struck by how gracious he is to his fans and grateful for the opportunities he’s been given. He seems like a great guy, and we know what an awe-inducing body he has. Audra is a lucky woman, and it’s clear Joe feels the same.

LOS ANGELES - OCT 13: Audra Marie, Joe Manganiello arrives at the Puma Social Club LA Launch Event at Puma Social Club LA Launch Event on October 13, 2010 in W. Los Angeles, CA Photo via Newscom

Sept. 15, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Joe Manganiello (R) and Audra Marie. the premiere of ''Boardwalk Empire'' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York 09-15-2010. I15328BT. © Red Carpet Pictures

35544, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -Satuarday November 7 2009. Joe Manganiello and girlfriend Audra Marie head for home after attending the International Myeloma Foundation Benefit at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles. Proceeds from the comedy celebration will go towards research into Myeloma - a rare blood cancer. Photograph: © Greg Tidwell,

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  1. TeeTee says:

    VERY good looking couple, especially him

  2. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I am so happy for them both. They look so good together.

  3. guesty says:

    they’re hot.

  4. Laura says:

    “Manganiello says Marie is “a great dresser. She’s gorgeous, and she’s tall.”

    Oh, well it’s nice to know he doesn’t seem shallow or anything……..

  5. Samigirl says:

    also, that green dress? Do want.

  6. RHONYC says:

    congrats to Audra a/k/a ‘the luckiest b*tch in Hollywood’ 🙂

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  9. JM says:

    He is such a sweet down to earth guy. Best wishes for both of them.

  10. Jeri says:

    Lucky girl & lucky guy. Great that they have found each other.

  11. Kate says:

    Haha, she’s “tall,” he says.

    That’s such an interesting quality to discuss when referring to the woman you love. You would think “brilliant, lovely, amazing,”… I don’t know.

    Best of luck to them anyway.

  12. John's Friend says:

    Joe had better watch out, Audra’s a money grubbing b*tch! She’s still putting her ex-husband through the ringer for money cause she doesn’t have her GED and can’t hold a steady job! Joe needs to get some cajones and support his woman!