'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman Engaged

April 10, 2013

As Ryan Merriman celebrated last night's premiere of his new movie 42, he also revealed that he's engaged!

The Pretty Little Liars alum explained to People magazine at the premiere that he popped the question to his girlfriend Kristen McMullen on New Year's Eve in Auckland, New Zealand. In the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, Merriman plays Brooklyn Dodgers right fielder Dixie Walker.

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Merriman -- who turned 30 today -- said he made his proposal atop a tower overlooking the city's harbor against the backdrop of a New Year's fireworks display. "I did it on the fly of the moment. Thank God it worked," he said. "As soon as I gave her a kiss and proposed," he continued, "the fireworks started going off. It was kind of like a movie."

The actor remained mum about any specific plans for the nuptials. "You know it's her day," he said. "I'd marry her on a beach. I don't care. We could go to Vegas. But she's a very classy one so... 'If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.'"

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