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Melanie Lynskey didn’t know she had gotten engaged to Jason Ritter after a ‘confusing’ proposal

Usually engagement stories are filled with happy tears and celebrations. But then Jason Ritter suggested it Melanie Lynskeyshe just felt confused.

Appears in an episode of Jimmy Fallon The tonight show, The last of us star explained that she didn’t even know she and Ritter were engaged until he announced it to his family.

“I didn’t know what was happening… the day before I had been looking at rings and tried one on and I thought, ‘Oh, it almost looks like an engagement ring. I don’t think I’m going to get it,” she said to Fallon.

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Jason Ritter and Melanie Lynskey at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

When Ritter later gave her the same ring and proposed, she assumed it was just a thoughtful gift.

“So I was like, ‘Oh, thanks!’ It didn’t occur to me (that it was a proposal),” she said.

“And then there was this strange speech,” Lynskey continued. “We were just sitting there… and I was like, ‘Oh, okay.'”

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Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter
Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter (Instagram)

“Then I thought, ‘We’re not breaking up?’ He said, ‘No, no, no!’ So I said, ‘Okay,’ and then I thought, ‘Well, thanks…nice, good conversation?'”

It took the Togetherness star three days to understand what really happened.

“Three days later we went to meet his family for Christmas and he said, ‘we’re engaged!’

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“But it was so confusing, and then I said, ‘That’s not what a proposal usually looks like. People usually understand that it’s happening.”

So to compensate for his unhappiness when he first asked the question, Ritter made several proposals to the Yellow jackets actress with romantic speeches and gifts.

“He did one on my birthday in Slovakia that was so cute. He gave me all these little gifts and wanted to take me out to dinner and do it during dinner, but our daughter said, ‘Give her the ring, Dad! is the?’ the ring? That’s the big gift!’, she said.

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William Jackson Harper, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Ali Ahn
The couple had a very small wedding with close friends. (Instagram)

Lynskey and Ritter first met in 2013 while filming the movie The big question. The couple announced their engagement in 2017 and married in 2020, two years after the birth of their daughter.

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