I was surprised to hear that Emmy Rossum, 28, is engaged to her boyfriend of about two years, Sam Esmail, as I follow Emmy and didn’t even know she was dating this guy. Esmail is the creator of Mr. Robot, a hacker drama on USA starring Christian Slater. It’s been renewed for a second season and has received a ton of buzz. Emmy seems like a serial monogamist She was maybe-married to a music producer she was with from about 2007-2009 and after that she dated Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows (really!) for a year and then her costar on Shameless, Tyler Jacob Moore (Tony the cop) from 2011 to 2013. She met Esmail in 2013 when he directed her in the movie Comet and now they’re engaged! Here’s more, from People:
Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail are engaged!
The Shameless star and the writer/director became engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. Rossum, 28, and Esmail, 37, have been dating for two years.
The happy personal news adds to what has been quite a year professionally for the couple, with Rossum’s turn as Fiona on Showtime’s Shameless continuing to earn her acclaim, and Esmail’s work as the creator of USA’s buzzy drama Mr. Robot making it a breakout year for him.
Esmail directed his bride-to-be in his 2014 romantic dramedy Comet, which also starred Justin Long.
Last year, Rossum painted a sweet picture of her then-boyfriend Esmail, telling PEOPLE he indulged the actress for her 28th birthday by allowing her to have a female-centered celebration.
I love seeing couples in love and these two have that glowing kind of happiness. I couldn’t find out much about Esmail’s personal life prior to Rossum, but his professional life is going incredibly well. Deadline reports that he has a seven figure deal with a television production company to direct and produce new shows. In terms of Rossum’s career, Shameless is set to return in January. That’s one of my favorite shows. I hope these two get married and become a new Hollywood power couple! I would like to see Rossum’s film career heat up. She can definitely act.
Emmy Rossum is shown headed to the hair salon on 8-29 and out with Esmail in August and in April. (Kaiser loves Emmy’s dress in the solo pics, she called it on fleek, which is a term I’ve just heard today. Credit: WENN, FameFlynet and Getty Images