Jamie Bell, 30, and Kate Mara, 33, announce engagement

It’s not even February yet, but love is in the air. The latest Hollywood lovebirds to take the plunge are Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, who announced their engagement on Friday. Kate, 33 and Jamie, 30, met on the set of the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four. Kate may have played the Invisible Woman in that flick, but Jamie managed to see her just fine – and now they’re going to have what I can only assume will be a fantastic wedding. It’s got to be better than the movie at least. I honestly didn’t even know this movie existed until now. I’m glad something good was able to come out of it.

Before the announcement on Friday, there were hints that the two were up to something. Kate posted a football-themed photo on Twitter last Sunday, showing her support for the New York Giants (since her uncle John is co-owner of the team and her great-grandfather Tim founded the team) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (who beat my Dolphins in the playoffs. Dammit. Oh, and she’s the great-granddaughter of Art Rooney, who founded the team. Fun facts, huh). What’s interesting to note in the photo is the sparkling diamond ring on “that finger.” Kate has been sporting a ring on that finger for months, and the pair denied an engagement when asked back in March when they were spotted canoodling at Paris Fashion Week.

After the announcement, the beautiful ring was visible on Kate’s hand as she was out and about in New York City. Love the ring, absolutely covet the jacket.

The marriage will be the first for Kate and the second for Jamie, who had a short-lived marriage to actress Evan Rachel Wood. He and Evan have a three-year-old son together, while he and Kate have two adorable Boston terriers. Billy Elliot is getting married…again. Boy, does that make me feel old. Well, congrats to the happy couple.

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  1. Rocio says:

    She’s beautiful but cannot dress to save her life.

  2. Zeddy says:

    My god is he hard to look at. I just don’t understand why girls fall for mediocre guys like that when they have sooooo many options. Whatever. I’m vain.

    • QueenB says:

      its often insecurity when people date down in terms of looks.

      • Zeddy says:

        Makes sense.

      • Dhavynia says:

        I hope she smiles the day of her wedding. Both her and her sister are the VB of the US when it comes to smiles but at least Victoria does know how to dress

      • ctgirl says:

        I’ve been wondering for a couple of years if either Kate or Rooney has a full set of teeth since neither of them ever really smiles . . .

    • Sandy says:

      Maybe some people aren’t focused on outward appearance? Maybe personality and character are more important?

    • Honey Bear says:

      Yes because looks are what is truly important when choosing a life partner. Personally, I’d choose a well-endowed man that is amazing in the sack and treats me like a queen. But what do I know?

    • perplexed says:

      Maybe she likes his British accent. That always works on people no matter what (i.e Love Actually). I’m just kidding.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      I think he’s attractive. He was great in Filth with James McAvoy, held his own there. He’s got that brooding intense British actor-y thing going on, kind of like a young Christian Bale in early days.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I think he’s hot too. Not everyone likes the same Hemsworth type beefcake. And I think they’re well matched in terms of looks.

      • Susan says:

        Jamie has a definite sex appeal to me. I can see why lots of women fall for him. He also seems like a die hard romantic, early proposer. Hope this works out for him.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Quick wit, brains, warmth and charm makes a not classically good-looking guy smoking hot to me in seconds. Add glasses and I’m done.

      Personality can make a guy seem handsome.

      Handsome guys without personality can be shockingly unattractive, no matter how pretty.

  3. I Choose Me says:

    He’s doing the same pose at every publicity related event. He does not look comfortable being photographed at all. I liked her in that Morgan movie which I’m convinced nobody saw but me.

  4. Esmom says:

    She is lovely and they seem like a cute couple. His facial expressions remind me a little bit of Sean Penn, especially with the ‘stache.

  5. ell says:

    didn’t we know this already?

  6. Josie says:

    He has a type that’s for sure.

    • Wilma says:

      Yes, I wouldn’t have dared to get engaged to him. I always thought Evan Rachel Wood was his lobster for life.

      • Little Darling says:

        Hmmm, I didn’t see that relationship lasting. I always thought maybe he loved her more? I don’t know why…

        But I wonder if that is after she came out as a bisexual, and I saw that as something deeper going on. I felt bad that Evan seemingly ditched him in .2 seconds for a shot with Kate Moennig. It was very interesting.

      • Wilma says:

        Yes, that’s what I meant: he seemed to be so intensely into ERW despite what appeared to be aloofness on her part that I can imagine he would drop everything and everyone if ERW snapped her fingers.

      • mp says:

        Well in her defense, it was Kate Moennig…. so….. :D

      • Little Darling says:

        mp – Preaching to the choir. I mean, who wouldn’t?!?

        Little known fact Kate Moennig is cousins with Gwenyth Paltrow.

      • Saks says:

        Yes, and didn’t she did that to him twice? First for Marilyn Manson and then for Kate.

  7. Kori says:

    As for the football connections, that’s where (Patricia) Rooney Mara got her name. Combo of both the family’s teams. Wonder what would happen in a Giants/Steelers Skuper Bowl? :)

  8. Mia4S says:

    Nice to know something good came out of the Fantastic Four reboot I guess.

  9. Abby says:

    He looks so much older than 30. I saw him in that roman movie with Channing Tatum (the eagle?) and TURNED, which is a great series IMO. But I don’t get the appeal of him–he’s not that handsome.

    I do like Mara though. Hope they’re happy!

    • Scotchy says:

      They live in my neighborhood and I see them around from the time and they both are polite, quiet and constantly wearing sweatsuits.. So hey, Celebrities, are just like us :)

    • Ohwhathe- says:

      He’s from the same town as me and may be a bit over 30 but only by a year or two… he’s definitely younger than me and I’m 34.

    • Bonzo says:

      I second that recommendation for Turn: Washington’s Spies. Jamie is good in it, tho’ JJ Field is the hottie of that series. He’d have no problem turning me Tory for a night.

  10. GingerCrunch says:

    He seems to be channeling David Niven pretty hard in the red carpet pix!

  11. whyme says:

    I always thought he was adorable. I always liked her in whatever movie I see her in, she’s a good ensemble actor, she doesn’t hog the spotlight and she’s always believable. I can’t stand her sister though lol. They make a cute couple. Wish them the best.

  12. African Sun says:

    She’s a cutie pie.

  13. Tania says:

    Has he been unwell? He looks much older than his stated age. Congrats to them.

  14. Jess says:

    As a Jamie Bell fan, I have to say that Corey (sorry Corey, no offense!!) picked some pretty horrible photos of the guy. He should never wear facial hair and he’s a sloucher, but he’s undeniably magnetic on screen. I really thought he was fantastic in Nymphomanic, but I’m a Lars von Trier fan and realize that stuff may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

    I guess what I’m saying is beauty really is in the eye of the beholder- I think Jamie Bell is sexy and obviously so does Kate Mara!! Much love and luck to them!!! Also… Go Steelers! 🏈

  15. sunshine gold says:

    Kate and her sister are the most dour, sour actresses in Hollywood. I don’t get it!

  16. QQ says:

    They both look so pinched and dry in these pics

  17. Zeddy says:

    Yeah I can see that. He looks kinda sickly.

  18. ravensdaughter says:

    She looks like a blonde vampire.

  19. Kittykatshack says:

    “You can’t date him!”
    ‘Why not?’
    “He looks like he’ll give you rickets!”