Actress Daisy Ridley met her current boyfriend Tom Bateman on the set of the 2017 Agatha Christie adaptation, Murder on the Orient Express. The couple has kept a relatively low profile since getting together, but observant fans have noticed that Ridley has worn a diamond ring on her left hands a few times now—sparking rumors that the two are actually engaged.
According to The Sun, Ridley and Bateman attended the All Points East festival in London over the weekend. Ridley was photographed lounging around with Bateman, with a ring discernible on her left hand in a few images. To add to all of the speculation, the tabloid alleged that Bateman visited a Chicago hairdresser recently and introduced Ridley as his fiancée. The ring also seems to have made a sneaky appearance back in April, when Ridley went to a Star Wars: Episode IX panel with her co-stars in Chicago.
Still, neither of the actors' reps have commented or confirmed an engagement.
Ridley's jump to fame happened quickly, especially after she landed a major role as Rey in the Star Wars franchise. She seems to have grown even more protective of her private life as her fame has grown. Back in 2017, she told Vogue that she had actually deleted her Instagram account because she believed she still had “a lot of growing up to do” and wanted to continue maturing away from the public eye.
However, some outlets have kept an eye on her relationship with Bateman, reporting that the couple moved into an upscale neighborhood in London together at the beginning of the year. If they did get engaged, it would make sense, given how serious their relationship has become. But it seems they're both going to stay tight-lipped on things, so people are just going to have to keep guessing about potential wedding bells.