Stephen Fry, Elliott Spencer

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Congratulations are in order for Stephen Fry!

The actor, 57, confirmed his engagement to Elliott Spencer, 27, on Twitter Tuesday. "Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag," wrote the Hobbit star, just hours after The Sun revealed his marriage plans. "I'm very very happy of course but had hopes for a private wedding. Fat chance!"

"Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations," he added. "Deeply touched...Your adorable tweets are bringing me close to sobbing..."

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Fry's personal assistant said, per the BBC: "Stephen Fry is very happy and proud to say that he has set the wheels in motion for a wedding sometime in the future but no date has been set due to a busy work schedule."

The humorist has given formal notice at a registrar office in Norfolk to wed his significantly younger beau. The documents on display state that the nuptials between Fry, who lists his occupation as "actor," and Spencer, who is listed as "writer," will take place in Breckland Business Centre.

The May-December twosome reportedly began dating in 2014. A source told The Sun that Fry, who has been very public about his struggles with depression, has "a new lust for life" with Spencer in his life, adding that the two men "thrive off one another."

Best wishes to these two! Oh, and if you happen to be a reporter in the London area, one of the future grooms is more than happy to help you with a caffeine fix...

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