Watch: 'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Announces Engagement to Boyfriend

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Jaymes Vaughan, left, and Jonathan Bennett, right.
Jaymes Vaughan, left, and Jonathan Bennett, right.  (Source:Instagram / @jaymesv)

Jonathan Bennett, perhaps best known for his role as the husky Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy "Mean Girls," announced his engagement to his boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan, People magazine reports.

Vaughan, a host on "Celebrity Page," popped the question to Bennett, 39, while he was working on the new Hallmark movie "The Christmas House," the network's first holiday movie about a same-sex couple.

"I love how I can be unapologetically myself and I love that he loves me unconditionally for it," he told People. "He wrote me a song! We would always hear songs and think, 'Oh that would be our song if just this part or that part were different,' so as a result we didn't have a song that was 'ours.'"

The actor goes on to explain he believed he was going to be taking a Christmas card photo with his boyfriend but that's when Vaughan popped the question.

"I was told we were going to be taking family Christmas card photos and that's why Jaymes's photographer friend Eric (Ita) was here along with my photographer nephew Andrew (Herner)," he said. "But then no one would look me in the eye and I was like what is going on? I later found it out it was because they didn't want to spoil what was about to happen."

He added: My sister shouted for me to come outside "real quick" and my F.O.M.O. kicked in so I ran outside. Then I looked over and saw Jaymes holding a sign that said "We never did find our song, so I wrote it for you." That's when I knew was getting proposed to because it was the same type of sign he made when he told me he loved me for the first time. And then I began to ugly-cry the ugliest cry anyone has ever cried.

Click here to read the full interview with People, where you can watch footage of the proposal.

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