Wait, Are Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara Engaged?

Are wedding bells in the air for Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara? Well, this brand-new photo is sparking engagement rumors, and we aren’t even mad about it.

It all started when the 34-year-old actress was spotted wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. In the photo obtained by E! News, Mara can be seen running errands with a massive rock on that finger.

So, did the Joker star, 44, pop the question? We’re not entirely sure, since the couple has yet to comment on Mara’s new accessory. However, if we’ve learned anything from the onslaught of surprise celebrity engagements, we wouldn’t be shocked if they’ve already graduated from boyfriend and girlfriend to fiance and fiancee.

The couple has remained extremely private about their relationship. In fact, there’s been relatively no digital footprint of their affiliation on social media. Dating rumors first started circulating in 2017 when Phoenix and Mara attended a wellness retreat together. Four months later, the couple low-key confirmed their relationship when they made their red-carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

Although Phoenix and Mara didn’t officially start dating until 2017, the couple’s friendship goes way back. Not only did they star in the Oscar-nominated film Her in 2013, but they also appeared in 2018’s Mary Magdalene.

If you need us, we’ll be patiently waiting for the engagement announcement.

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