Dave Franco And Alison Brie Are Engaged, ‘Community’ Actress Shows Off Engagement Ring At Screening


Dave Franco and Alison Brie

Community star Alison Brie has a lot to celebrate. Not only is she gearing up for the premiere of her new movie with Jason Sudeikis called Sleeping With Other People, but she’s also recently engaged to James Franco’s little brother and actor Dave Franco!

Brie, who you might know from projects such as Community and the comedy Get Hard, showed off her sparkly engagement ring at a screening of her film Sleeping With Other People. Brie posed for photos at the London West, with her engagement ring front and center.

Her rep told E! that the actress said yes after photos were published of Brie.

The first time the couple were snapped together they were holding hands grocery shopping. This was back in 2012 and it was the first quiet outing of the tiny Hollywood couple. It’s a very cute couples activity that no one could deny back then, and the stars didn’t even try to refute reports that they were quickly becoming a thing. At the time, it was said that Franco also made several appearances in the crowd supporting Brie’s band The Girls.

It was that same year that Brie, not yet public with Dave, divulged her thoughts on relationships to Elle Canada. “I’m single now, so dating has become an interesting monster. I have to be like ‘Let’s hang out—but could our first few dates be a bit more private?’ That’s weird, though. It goes against the grain for me to hide anything, but then you read something later and see how wild speculation is.”

She continued, “Meeting people you want to spend a significant amount of time with is difficult enough without thinking about who’s watching. I didn’t fall into any of that in high school, though, so why should I be open to it now? Not that people really cared about who I was dating in high school.”

Although Brie and Franco have been quiet about their relationship since they started seeing each other in 2012, they have made some public appearances, that are more “cool” and less “uber-Hollywood” in comparison to their peers. Take their sketch comedy stint on Funny or Die. The two starred in a very NSFW (but hilarious) short called Dream Girl, which hit the comedy site in 2013.

In 2013 they were snapped by the paparazzi in New York City while Franco was filming the hit Now You See Me. Back then they were all bundled up and holding hands once again. It seems like Brie was visiting her beau as she is primarily based on the west coast. 

Then they were snapped in 2014 taking a trip to Milan. A couple’s trip in Hollywood is not a big deal, but since this is a low key couple, it marked a big moment. It just proved that they were willing to spend every second of the day with each other, without getting sick of one another. Then again, the two are so good-looking and funny, who would really get sick of either of them?

Not only are they incredibly cute together, but they also share a common bond in a charity. Franco’s friend Brian Rozelle battled cancer, and to beef up their support Alison and Dave have been involved in Cycle for Survivor, a charity that benefits research in rare cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center.

Here’s a photo of the couple joining forces for a personal cause.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

[Photo: Funny or Die]

Niki Cruz
Niki Cruz is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist based out of New York. With a passion for Film/TV she often contributes to Paste, amNew York and Interview Magazine. Niki spends her time off learning life lessons by binge-watching Dawson’s Creek.

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