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Lily Collins has announced she’s engaged to director Charlie McDowell following a one-year romance.

The actress, 31, took to Instagram on Friday to share the happy news alongside images of the couple kissing and the moment he proposed during a romantic date. 

Les Misérables star Lily, who confirmed her relationship with The One I Love filmmaker, 37, last August, wrote: ‘I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…’. 

Set to wed! Lily Collins announced she's engaged to director Charlie McDowell in a sweet Instagram post shared on Friday

Set to wed! Lily Collins announced she's engaged to director Charlie McDowell in a sweet Instagram post shared on Friday

Set to wed! Lily Collins announced she’s engaged to director Charlie McDowell in a sweet Instagram post shared on Friday

The thespian also showed off her unique engagement ring, serving as her new statement piece of jewellery. 

Artist Charlie uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancée beaming with delight, with an accompanying caption which read: ‘In a time of uncertainty and darkness you have illuminated my life. I will forever cherish my adventure with you.’ 

The TV and film star cut a casual figure during the special moment as she opted for comfort in a multi-coloured jumper and wide-leg jeans.

The writer, meanwhile, looked equally low-key in a grey T-shirt, a baseball cap and dark-wash jeans. 

How sweet! The actress, 31, took to Instagram to share the happy news alongside images of the couple kissing and the moment he proposed during a romantic date

How sweet! The actress, 31, took to Instagram to share the happy news alongside images of the couple kissing and the moment he proposed during a romantic date

How sweet! The actress, 31, took to Instagram to share the happy news alongside images of the couple kissing and the moment he proposed during a romantic date

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On cloud nine: The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile star also showed off her unique engagement ring, serving as her new statement piece of jewellery

On cloud nine: The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile star also showed off her unique engagement ring, serving as her new statement piece of jewellery

On cloud nine: The Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile star also showed off her unique engagement ring, serving as her new statement piece of jewellery

 

'You have illuminated my life': Artist Charlie uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancée beaming with delight, with an accompanying caption

'You have illuminated my life': Artist Charlie uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancée beaming with delight, with an accompanying caption

‘You have illuminated my life’: Artist Charlie uploaded a separate photo of his new fiancée beaming with delight, with an accompanying caption

Congratulations! Many of their industry friends, including the likes of singer Ciara and Ashley Tisdale - who recently announced she's pregnant - sent their well wishes on social media

Congratulations! Many of their industry friends, including the likes of singer Ciara and Ashley Tisdale - who recently announced she's pregnant - sent their well wishes on social media

Congratulations! Many of their industry friends, including the likes of singer Ciara and Ashley Tisdale – who recently announced she’s pregnant – sent their well wishes on social media

Many of their industry friends sent their well wishes on social media, with Ciara penning: ‘Soooo happy for you! Love you Li Li boo! What a special day’, while Ashley Tisdale, who recently announced she’s pregnant, said: ‘Congrats!!!!’ (sic). 

Lily is the latest in a long line of A-List partners for Charlie, who directed The One I Love and The Discovery. 

The LA native has dated several high-profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke, 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

Charlie was in a relationship with Hilary for three months between September and December 2007.  

Just the two of us: The thespian confirmed her romance with the LA native on Instagram last year when he flew out to the French capital to visit her on the set of Emily In Paris (pictured)

Just the two of us: The thespian confirmed her romance with the LA native on Instagram last year when he flew out to the French capital to visit her on the set of Emily In Paris (pictured)

Just the two of us: The thespian confirmed her romance with the LA native on Instagram last year when he flew out to the French capital to visit her on the set of Emily In Paris (pictured)

Puppy love: Late last year, the pair took their relationship to the next level as they adopted their rescue dog (pictured in December)

Puppy love: Late last year, the pair took their relationship to the next level as they adopted their rescue dog (pictured in December)

Puppy love: Late last year, the pair took their relationship to the next level as they adopted their rescue dog (pictured in December)

Going strong: The duo have been living together in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic (pictured at a Lakers game in January)

Going strong: The duo have been living together in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic (pictured at a Lakers game in January)

Going strong: The duo have been living together in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic (pictured at a Lakers game in January)

The Bye Bye Benjamin star then had a serious romance with Rooney for over six years from 2010, which came to an end in September 2016. 

Charlie and Game Of Thrones star Emilia confirmed they were dating in October 2018, but the relationship fizzled out and they called it quits in February 2019.

Lily has also had her fair share of headline-grabbing relationships, including a brief romance with her Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile co-star Zac Efron, 32, in 2012.

In the past: Celebrity offspring Charlie has dated several high-profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke (pictured in 2018), 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

In the past: Celebrity offspring Charlie has dated several high-profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke (pictured in 2018), 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

In the past: Celebrity offspring Charlie has dated several high-profile actresses, including Emilia Clarke (pictured in 2018), 33, Hilary Duff, 32, and Rooney Mara, 35.

The ex files: The brunette briefly dated her Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile co-star Zac Efron, 32, in 2012 (pictured in 2019)

The ex files: The brunette briefly dated her Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile co-star Zac Efron, 32, in 2012 (pictured in 2019)

The ex files: The brunette briefly dated her Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile co-star Zac Efron, 32, in 2012 (pictured in 2019)

The brunette had an on/off romance with British actor Jamie Campbell Bower, 31, for five years after meeting on the set of The Mortal Instruments, but the pair called it quits for good in 2018.

Lily and Charlie both have famous parents in common; Lily’s dad is British musician Phil Collins, while Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell and actress Mary Steenburgen. 

Late last year, the pair took their relationship to the next level as they adopted their rescue dog, and have been living together in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Runs in the family: Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell (pictured in 2017) and actress Mary Steenburgen

Runs in the family: Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell (pictured in 2017) and actress Mary Steenburgen

Runs in the family: Charlie is the son of actor Malcolm McDowell (pictured in 2017) and actress Mary Steenburgen

Famous parent: The Rules Don't Apply star's dad is British musician Phil Collins (pictured in 2012)

Famous parent: The Rules Don't Apply star's dad is British musician Phil Collins (pictured in 2012)

Famous parent: The Rules Don’t Apply star’s dad is British musician Phil Collins (pictured in 2012)

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