Like her character in “Funny Girl,” Beanie Feldstein will soon be a married woman.
On Thursday, the “Booksmart” actor announced that she and longtime girlfriend Bonnie Chance Roberts got engaged. While she didn’t divulge the details of the proposal, she shared a series of photos on Instagram showing Roberts kneeling with a ring.
Later, the couple can be seen celebrating with Feldstein’s brother, Jonah Hill, as well as actor pals Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Platt.
“You make me happier than I thought possible,” Feldstein wrote in an Instagram story. “I love you.”
Feldstein and Roberts, a British producer, met on the set of the 2019 movie “How to Build a Girl.” The actor publicly acknowledged the relationship in March during an appearance at the South by Southwest festival to promote the release of “Booksmart.”
“It was very meaningful for me to watch the movie. My partner is a woman,” she said at the time. “There’s a love scene between two girls, and they fumble with their sneakers and they can’t take their jeans off. All those moments, they make me cry because representation is really important.
“So there you have it, what an amazing thing our movie does,” she added. “I think if I could have seen our film sooner, I would have found myself a little sooner.”
The engagement comes as Feldstein prepares to leave the Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” in September after a bumpy six-month run. This news came as a surprise to theater fans, considering the actor should have stuck with the musical for a full year.
However, Feldstein’s portrayal of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, immortalized on stage and in film by Barbra Streisand, was scorched by critics after the show opened in April. The production was also noticeably absent from the 2022 Tony Awards, despite a nomination for star actor Jared Grimes.
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