Actress Lily Collins took to Instagram on Friday to announce that she is engaged to director Charlie McDowell. She wrote on Instagram about the engagement, “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together.”

Here’s everything we know about Collin’s fiancé:


I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together...

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Collins, 31, who is known for her roles in “Mirror, Mirror” and “The Blind Side,” has been linked to McDowell since 2019, according to her Instagram account.

The couple both have famous parents. McDowell, 37, is the son of Academy award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen and Golden Globe-nominated performer Malcolm McDowell. He is also the stepson of actor Ted Danson. Collins’ parents include singer and eight-time Grammy winner Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman.

McDowell, who previously dated Emilia Clarke and Rooney Mara, according to People, is known for his work in “The One I Love,” “The Discovery,” and “Silicon Valley.” He also is president and CEO of his own production company, Cloudbreak Productions.

In 2011, Time named his Twitter feed one of the best on social media. It was acclaimed as being so hilarious, a book called “Dear Girls Above Me” was released based on the Twitter posts in 2013. The tweets were inspired by what he overheard his upstairs female neighbors saying, as well as other comical comments.

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Lily Collins arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 8, 2017. Reuters/Mike Blake