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Congratulations are in order for Laura Benanti

The Nashville star is engaged to Patrick Brown, E! News confirms.

"Patrick and I recently bought an apartment in NYC and he told me we were going there to meet our contractors to talk about renovations," Benanti tells E! News exclusively of the surprise proposal. "We walked around the apartment, talking about flooring and fixtures. Then Patrick turned and said 'the guys actually aren't going to be here.'  That's when he dropped to one knee and said the most heartfelt words I have ever had the good fortune to hear. I cried like a baby, and he spent five minutes trying to get the ring on my finger because we were both shaking so hard." 

She adds: I am so thrilled to be marrying such a wonderful man."

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The 35-year-old actress also announced the news via her Instagram on Friday, sharing an adorable pic in which she's showing off her engagement ring while flashing a giant smile alongside her handsome fiancé. 

"And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. ~Kahlil Gibran," the brunette actress captioned the photo, which her hubby-to-be also regrammed. 

"She said yes!!! Happiest and luckiest guy in the world @laurabenanti," he wrote

We're told Brown not only asked Benanti's parents for their daughter's hand in marriage, but he also asked for her sister's permission.

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While Benanti is best known for her role as Sadie Stone on Nashville (she joined the ABC series in season three), the actress has had reoccuring spots on The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and Law and Order: SUV

She also won a Tony award in 2008 for Outstanding Featured Actress for her Broadway performance in Gypsy

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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