‘Twilight’ Actor Peter Facinelli Is Engaged to Girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison

peter facinelli lily anne harrisonActors Peter Facinelli and Lily Anne Harrison attends Mercedes-Benz USA Official Awards Viewing Party at Four Seasons, Beverly Hills, CA on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA)

Peter Facinelli and girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison are welcoming all that glitters and beyond. The Twilight actor, best known for his role as vampire family patriarch Carlisle Cullen, revealed his engagement to People on Thursday, January 2.

The proposal took place during a family vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico, where he popped the question during a dinner by the beach. The actor’s three daughters, Luca, 22, Lola, 17, and Fiona, 7, were all present for the festivities. (Facinelli shares his children with ex-wife Jennie Garth.) The future bride’s parents were also present for the sweet moment.


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A Magical night with this incredible woman. A Perfect ending to 2019. #mazatlan #nofilter #2020Vision

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Facinelli popped the question with a pear-shape diamond on a gold band. The two alluded to the milestone on social media, though they didn’t reveal their engagement at the time.

“A Magical night with this incredible woman. A Perfect ending to 2019,” the Nurse Jackie star, 46, wrote.

She added, “Bye 2019 🥂 thanks for kicking my butt, making me stronger than ever, protecting my family and hurtling me toward my dreams ✌🏻also, not a bad way to ring in the new year with my sweetheart 💕.”

This will be Facinelli’s third engagement. He was married to Garth for 11 years before they split in 2013, and previously was engaged to Thor actress Jaimie Alexander.

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