Sorry, Girls: Carson Daly, Tara Reid Engaged!

MTV's Total Request Live hunk betrothed to American Pie starlet over weekend

By Josh Grossberg Oct 31, 2000 9:45 PMTags
Carson Daly is officially off the market.

MTV's Total Request Live hunk proposed to American Pie hottie Tara Reid Sunday.

"Yes, [Carson and Tara] got engaged over the weekend but they haven't set a date yet," says Daly publicist Erika Cosentino. However, the rep says the twosome will tie the knot in Manhattan.

And a nation of teenage girls mourns.

Daly, 27, met Reid, 24, in March on the set of MTV's springbreak show in Cancun and the two have been dating ever since. They currently share an apartment in New York.

Reid, the cutesy blonde who first gained attention playing Bunny Lebowski in the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski, also had roles in Urban Legends and Body Shots, in addition to her turn as Vicky in last year's American Pie.

Reid is currently dolling it up opposite Richard Gere in Robert Altman's Dr. T and the Women. She has also signed to star as a sex kitten in the live-action movie version of Josie and the Pussycats.

Before that fateful Cancun show, Daly had been going steady with former Party of Five-r Jennifer Love Hewitt. The two dated for a year before Daly found out that she broke up with him when he heard it over the radio. Apparently, Love told her publicist of the split before telling Carson in person.

Daly, a former Los Angeles deejay who's made a name for himself as MTV's "It" boy introducing such teen-friendly acts like 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys on TRL, has been looking to launch a movie career.

He recently made Entertainment Weekly's Power List of the industry's movers and shakers (coming in at number 90) and has formed his own production company to develop feature-length movies. He also has a bit part alongside his purring fiancée in Pussycats.

Not a bad for a guy who once described himself as awkward around girls and unpopular in high school, and who even thought about becoming a priest and a pro golfer before hitting it big in show-biz.