June 17th, 2010
05:29 PM ET

America Ferrera engaged to longtime beau

“Ugly Betty” may be gone, but fans of America Ferrera still have a reason to celebrate: The former star of the quirky ABC show is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams, CNN has confirmed.

The actress first met Williams at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film, according to People (awww).

Ferrera, 26, was spotted wearing the ring as she walked the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland Wednesday.

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  1. elouis

    Ugly Betty Fashion Fiesta Marathon

    Hey, there is going to be an Ugly Betty Fashion Fiesta marathon on TV Guide this Saturday and Sunday (21st & 22nd). This show is so funny and endearing. I can’t wait to watch it! Here is a link to check out what episode will be shown:


    August 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. elouis

    Yay for her! Hey, there is going to be an Ugly Betty marathon on TV Guide on the 4th of July from 12 p.m. to midnight. This show is so funny and endearing. I can’t wait to watch it!

    June 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brett Man

    Feh, who cares, she's nothing but another liberal nutjob.

    June 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    "she looks like a dead ringer for Kelly Clarkson.'

    Clarkson is way fatter than her.

    June 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lee

    Um,....how do I put this? I, or rather she...no that's all wrong. I've been following her career for quite.... Ok, Thats a lie. I don't even know her name. What I wanted to say about her upcoming wedding is... why would I possibly care? I have my own life and have no interest in obsessing about people that I'll never meet. As if I would want to anyway.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eyes Open

    In this picture, she looks like a dead ringer for Kelly Clarkson.
    I love her girl next door look, she is beautiful. Sometimes we get desensitized from seeing drop dead gorgeous/manufactured looking women in the media. She looks great!

    June 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Duane W

    What a beautiful woman, glad she found another to share her life with

    June 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Carmen

    Congratulations!!! Lots of love and blessings to you.

    June 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob

    I really enjoyed the show, and she isn't that ugly. haha, that was meant to be funny, of course she isn't ugly. congrats on the engagement.

    June 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. qbananita

    Isn't it Ferrara (second vowel is an "a")? Anyway, best wishes to her!

    June 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DavidReddy

    I do not see any freckles. She is not ugly.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Heuib

    Wow, I never seen her in regular clothes. They really had to work to make her "Ugly" Betty. Congrats.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Britt

    u people r bums....

    June 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rob

    now it is time to go and pop out those babies...

    June 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    Darn; I wanted to date her. I guess I can still hope for a Hollywood marriage that lasts about 2 weeks.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Alan Dupureur

    America is such a lovely person and I sorely miss Ugly Betty. The show never failed to make me smile, laugh, and sometimes, cry. I am so happy for her and hope, in some way or fashion we see Ugly Betty again.

    June 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mike

    Slow day in the news for this to make the front page of CNN.com. Wish her the best though.

    June 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Network

    Ho hum, not news...... The show sucked

    June 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Andy "DRAMA" L.

    I miss my show "Ugly Betty". ABC you suck. America congrats!

    June 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Eloise

    I completely agree with Hannah. ABC took off my two favorite shows....Boston Legal and Ugly Betty...and put on these stupid reality shows! I realize both of these shows were somewhat quirky, but still they were my favorites and now I very rarely watch ABC except on Monday nights. I wish America much good luck and I hope the rumored "Ugly Betty" movie is made if the original actors are in it.

    June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      I agree Eloise. So much for 'Smart' TV. Dumb down to save a buck by not having to actually pay actors to do the job!

      June 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. Lisa

    Congrats to them both! She's one of my favorite actresses, and I wish her all the best.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  23. Hannah

    What a beautiful lady and so deserving of happiness. I miss the Ugly Betty show terribly, and just turn off the TV on the night that it was running. There is nothing out there to compare and I am so sick of these silly sit-coms that are running now.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  24. justme

    One of the most stunning women on the planet...congratulations America!

    June 18, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  25. AandR Party

    WE wonder how long it will take them to walk down the aisle .http://aandrparty.tumblr.com/

    June 18, 2010 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  26. AandR Party

    Best Wishes Ferrera.... looking forward to your idea of a wedding celebration!!!

    June 18, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  27. shelly

    Congratulations and best wishes!!

    June 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Laura

    Congratulations !!! Best Wishes to a delightful actress

    June 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |

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