Eliza Coupe Is Engaged to Darin Olien!

Benched actress accepts a marriage proposal from founder

By Zach Johnson Nov 28, 2014 1:00 AMTags
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If there were ever a time to count her blessings, today would be the day!

Eliza Coupe, star of the freshman USA comedy Benched, got engaged to Darin Olien on Thanksgiving. She shared an Instagram photo of her ring-less hand early Thursday morning, writing, "I am thankful to have found someone with bigger hands than my mammoth man mitts. It's a rare thing. I love you @darin_olien #thanksgiving." Hours later, she flashed her diamond engagement ring in a beautiful black and white photo. "Giving Thanks @darin_olien," Coupe wrote on Instagram.

So cute!

This will be the second marriage for Coupe, who also played Jane Kerkovich-Williams on ABC's Happy Endings. The star was married to acting teacher/puppeteer Randall Whittinghill from 2007 until 2013. "I used every bit of my personal life," Coupe recently told The Daily Beast about the opening scene of her new sitcom, which shows the star having a breakdown. "I really did just pour it all into that. And I'm on great terms with my ex-husband, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still a divorce."  


Just days ago, Coupe's fiancé launched his new website, On the day of his proposal, Olien uploaded a YouTube video, saying, "Today's Thanksgiving, and I am so very grateful for the small town kid coming and now living in this amazing place called Malibu. I am grateful for all of this and all of you."

The bride-to-be shared a final Instagram photo with fans Thursday night, writing, "Family fun time."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

(E! and USA are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)