Page Six: Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons got engaged over the weekend


While I know this isn’t the most popular opinion, but I’ve always believed that Kirsten Dunst wanted Garrett Hedlund to propose to her, and when they still weren’t engaged after many years, she started looking for the exit. Perhaps there was even some overlap between the end of her relationship with Garrett and the start of her relationship with Jesse Plemons, her costar (and on-screen husband) in Fargo’s Season 2. Jesse and Kiki became a couple last year, apparently, although who knows when they really began? And unlike Garrett, Jesse apparently doesn’t have an issue with proposing. According to Page Six, they got engaged last weekend.

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons — who played a married couple on “Fargo” — are rumored to be engaged in real life, sources tell Page Six. We hear the pair got engaged over Golden Globes weekend.

Dunst and Plemons were seen kissing at an Emmys after-party for their FX show in September, and they’ve been spotted out together in LA many times since. Plemons’ career has been on the rise since he was cast on “Breaking Bad,” followed by films “Black Mass” and “Bridge of Spies.”

The couple’s reps did not get back to us. A rep for the show had no comment.

[From Page Six]

He’s six years younger than Kiki, by the way. Which isn’t some scandal, I just wanted to make note of it because I used to think they were the same age. In interviews, Kirsten always comes across as someone who has decided she wants to be more “settled down,” and that she’s absolutely thinking about marriage and babies. Maybe Jesse is too. I hope so, because they seem like a solid couple. Meth Damon found love! Meth Damon put a ring on it!

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  1. ell says:

    i approve of this, i’ve always loved her and i like jesse plemons better than her last boyfriend.

    • minx says:

      He seems nice although I keep thinking of him as the horrible Todd from Breaking Bad.

      • MsGoblin says:

        Yes, but to even-out the BB character, he played the very earnest football player on Friday Night Lights.

        And he just played Mr Ponzi in a recent episode of “Drunk History”. Hysterical!

      • Moneypenny says:

        @msgoblin Lance forever!

  2. BengalCat2000 says:

    This makes me so happy!

  3. gene123 says:

    So happy for them both!

    However, that is one pale couple (and I am as pale as they come)

  4. Patricia says:

    Maybe because she’s played so many angsty parts, I feel like she won’t ever settle down and be happy. I don’t know her at all that’s just what comes to mind.
    He looks like a grown up kid. That’s what I thought when he was in Breaking Bad, too. He looks like an eight year old! Haha it’s amazing.
    I wish them all the best!

    • teacakes says:

      It’s funny you note her angsty parts, because I always thought she was underrated thanks to a lot of her well-known early work being comedy (and the blonde Valley Girl image).

    • Jayna says:

      She said in interviews that she wants to be married and wants at least two children. I think she thought she had that man, together for four years, and he probably ended up not being in the same place. She moved on. It wouldn’t surprise me if she’s pregnant.

      • teacakes says:

        She’s been saying she wanted marriage/kids eventually since her last bf before Garrett, so if this is working out I’m really happy for her.

  5. Sullivan says:

    Mazel tov. She’s a skilled actor with an exquisite sense of style. She also seems like a kind and decent person.

    • teacakes says:

      Her style is amazing, she gives the best red carpet too. Especially at Cannes!

    • milla says:

      I will second this.

      She seems like a nice person and she somehow survived the wild years after being at the spotlight as a child. She is wonderful on screen.

      • teacakes says:

        Yeah she had some serious ups and downs in her mid-20s but her talent has never been in question.

        And I’m really glad she survived child/teen stardom, especially considering that she was supporting her family back then.

    • HappyMom says:

      I agree. And he seems to have a similar background-also a child actor.

  6. Nicole says:

    I was about to say wasn’t she with Garrett a minute ago? Makes sense they were together for 3 years or so…if it wasn’t going anywhere she deserved better.

    • teacakes says:

      More like 4 years, they got together by Sundance 2012.

      • Nicole says:

        Oh wow. Then definitely my point stands. She was ready to start that next chapter if he wasn’t going to give that to her then good for her finding someon that aligns more with what she wants.
        Congrats to the happy couple!

  7. Mia4S says:

    He’s only 29??? 😧 Well…he’s….a very talented actor.

    (Yes I feel bad that I thought he looked much older.)

  8. teacakes says:

    She’s one of the best actresses in her age group and in a just world, would have more critical recognition in Hollywood than some of her overrated Oscar-winning/nominated peers.

    I remember reading c. Cannes last year that she was seen being very cuddly with Diego Luna, but he came out and denied that (and said they’d been friends since he was on promotional duty for Y Tu Màma También, awww). I’d have been overjoyed with a Kiki/Diego hookup but if Jesse makes her happy, good for her!

    • Mia4S says:

      I’ve always gotten the been there, done that, got it out of our system and we are friends now vibe, with her and Diego. Hot yes, but I do believe them when they say they are just friends.

      • teacakes says:

        @Mia – I agree, I def thought there may have been something going on back in the day but whatever it was didn’t end badly (unlike her and Jake) and I love that they are so tight he calls her his cuate ♡♡

        Though I rather wish we had pics of Kiki and Diego from back in the day, the way there are for Gael and Natalie.

  9. Canadian Becks says:

    It’s crazy how much he resembles Matt Damon!

    Wasn’t there a story of someone sharing on social media, a black & white photograph taken from many decades ago of his own father, and everyone freaked out over how much the man’s father looked like Matt Damon. Except most people actually commented that he was MORE handsome, including me.

    On FNL, Jesse was funny, and irreverent, and touchingly vulnerable. On Breaking Bad, he was wonderful, too.

    • Lulu says:

      I loved him too on FNL one of my favourite characters , I almost feel like real life Landry got his Tara…

    • kcat says:

      I will always think of him as Landry……even in Breaking Bad I would always think Landry, you know Coach would not approve of this.

      • lucy2 says:

        Me too, I always refer to him as Landry no matter what show of his I’m talking about. I loved that Coach always called him Lance too.

    • OrigialTessa says:

      I don’t really see the Matt Damon resemblance. I mean, a slight maybe, but not a strong doppelganger. I think Matt is super good looking though, and Jesse not so much… So maybe I’m just biased.

  10. JustJen says:

    Holy crap!!! It’s Todd from Breaking Bad!! I wondered what happened to him. He does look older than 29, but then everyone thinks my husband is older than I am and he’s actually 3 years younger. Good for her! It sucks to be strung along by a commitment phobe.

    • Shijel says:

      That’s why you make sure in the beginning of the relationship if your goals align (marriage, children).

      • OTHER RENEE says:

        There are plenty of people who claim to want marriage who are really commitment-phobes. I wasted three years with one. So I dumped him. Mr. Other Renee knew that I wouldn’t be making that mistake again and he put an engagement ring on it in less than a year.

        I think Kiki is incredibly talented and I’m very happy for her.

  11. Lindy says:

    I’ve always thought she’s a talented actress and I’m happy for her.

  12. HeidiM says:

    See I always thought she was a miserable person. Maybe that the resting bitch face she seems to have going all the time. KInda like how Natalie Portman always looks pissed off.

    • lucy2 says:

      I listened to a long podcast interview with Kirsten, and she seems very nice and very down to earth. I got the impression she is very close to her family and a bit of a homebody, so it may come off as miserable or aloof compared to some more social celebrities, but I don’t think she is at all.

  13. Margo S. says:

    They are so cute together! So happy for them.

  14. Angel says:

    Honk for Jesse:)

    • Aminah says:


      I’ve recently bawled my way through Other People and he was great in it. He’s an interesting actor, I think. I’d put him in the same category as Paul Dano: not matinee idols, but they always bring something extra to their roles. You’re drawn to them when they’re onscreen and remember them after they’ve left. Maybe it is because they looks so “odd” or otherworldly.

  15. kiddo says:

    He looks kinda like phillip seymour hoffman

  16. Insomniac says:

    Awww. Peggy and Ed got together for real!

  17. TheOtherSam says:

    She is such an underrated actress, its a total crime she didn’t get the Golden Globe last year for Fargo instead of Lady Gaga. HFPA side eye there.

    Thought they were more like friends, but happy for Kiki if true, he seems like a solid dude. She was with Hedlund a long time, they supposedly broke up because he wasn’t ready for marriage and kids and she was. This relationship came right on the heels and he’s even younger than Hedlund. But if he’s on board than all go I guess. Kiki’s getting ready to direct The Bell Jar soon and he has a small role in it.

    • teacakes says:

      Screw the Golden Globes, at least Cannes knows a good performance when they see it (albeit 5 years earlier and for a different role)

  18. Penelope says:

    Looked him up on IMDB & now I know where I saw him–he was very good in Black Mass. Good luck to them!

  19. Aubrey says:

    Must be love.

  20. huh says:

    Talk about slumming it…

  21. Teebee says:

    Watch him in Other People on Netflix. Everyone in that movie is amazing, especially Jesse!

  22. Bliss51 says:

    He played Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s son in The Master.

  23. Valois says:

    If she wasn’t getting what she wanted in her last relationship, it’s a good thing she moved on.
    But “doesn’t have an issue with proposing” etc, seriously? If she wanted to get married, why not bring it up and propose?
    I know, maybe that’s what she did and that’s why they broke up, but I’m referring to the post more than anything else. Even in the past, there were so many posts along the lines of “they’ve been together for three years, propose already, man” and I just don’t get it. If one person wants the other one to propose, they should talk about marriage and not follow some gender roles and wait for it to happen.

    Again, it’s the tone of the article that bothers me, not her life choices.

    • OrigialTessa says:

      In most grownup relationships I’ve observed, there’s always talk of marriage before a proposal. It usually never just comes out of left field, and both parties agree they’re in that space, and are ready to make that commitment. But, I have one friend who’s been with her boyfriend for 8 years. He told her he’d marry her five years ago, he just needed time to get his ducks in a row. His ducks are lined up and then some, but still no commitment. She’s 37 and wants children, and he keeps putting it off. His last promise was that he would propose by Christmas 2016. She was crying to me on the phone last night that obviously, it didn’t happen. She has asked him to marry her, but without the engagement ring and the YES from him, it’s all very empty and not actually an engagement. It might be old fashioned, but she’s not going to start making wedding plans alone and without a ring on her finger. I have wanted her to leave him for five years now, but I’m not a person that gets involved, I just support.

      • Patty says:

        I hate when this happens to people! More than likely they will eventually break up and your friend will be crushed when he quickly marries someone else.

        If parties agree that they don’t want marriage that’s one thing (although that can be tricky too) but in cases where one person wants marriage and the other person is putting it off? More than likely, they really don’t want to be with you or are just really against marriage. Either way, for the marriage minded folks these types of relationships usually end in disaster.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      I think they did talk about it – marriage – but the gist was Hedlund wasn’t ready and she was so they moved on. Lainey had a few blinds about them hinting this. ITA agree though about the proposal issue. It shouldn’t matter who proposes these days.

    • Wren33 says:

      I think it is a bit of a chicken and the egg thing. Since it is the norm that guys propose, a guy not proposing is signaling that he is not ready or interested. The more that norm changes the less that is going to be the case.

    • Valois says:

      I agree with you, Wren. But contributing to the norm/stereotype by saying “why won’t he finally propose” etc. when talking about a relationship you’re not involved in instead of reflecting on your own bias does not contribute to changing that norm.

  24. Rocio says:

    Congratulations! I love Kiki! I don’t know why she doesn’t get the praise she deserves. She has given lots of strong performances through the years but was widely overlooked.

  25. tw says:

    I don’t know, this seems quick after such a significant relationship. I worry she is going to break his heart.

  26. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    Bare with me on this..but I swear if Matt Damon, Ryan Phillipe, Phillip Seymour Hoffmand and Ed Sheeran could have a love child, this guy would be the result. Anyway, happy for them. They are cute.

  27. Aannie says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Jesse Plemons as a young actor who played so many canonically “ugly” characters. His looks were commented on pejoratively on FNL and several other things I saw him in, and I always wondered what that was like for the young kid actually playing those roles for his looks to be the butt of so many jokes. I think he’s a perfectly nice looking man, and I always hoped he didn’t feel badly about those scenes. He’s incredibly talented and I’m sure he’s balanced enough to laugh it off (I’m sure the money helps), but I’m so happy his star is growing and he’s now engaged to the epitome of 90s romcom sexiness. Hells yeah, Jesse. Get some 🙂