Parenthood Star Erika Christensen Is Engaged!


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It's a good thing that life doesn't imitate art for Parenthood star Erika Christensen. Though the actress plays a separated wife on the NBC family drama, her personal life has taken a turn for the opposite: She's engaged to her boyfriend, cyclist Cole Maness!

Page Six first reported the news, saying that word spread after she excitedly told friends about her engagement at an event this weekend. Christensen, who starred in Traffic, was reportedly overheard gushing about her upcoming nuptials at Yellowtail Sunset in West Hollywood. According to Us Weekly, she may be publicizing the news, but she isn't wearing her engagement ring outside yet. A source told the magazine that they also haven't set the date, as she is finishing up Parenthood's final season.

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In the meantime, we're assuming the couple, who fittingly met at a bike race a few years ago, will enjoy indulging in their favorite shared interest. "My bike is my main form of transportation, so I've got a red clip-on taillight," Christensen recently told Us Weekly. "Sometimes, my boyfriend and I do evening rides to the movies or grocery store."

Not only do they enjoy the outdoorsy activity together, they're also committed to safety — she always carries a pocketknife Maness gave her. "He said it's bad luck to give a knife as a gift and wanted me to buy it for a penny. I bought it with a kiss instead," she added.

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