English actress and model Keira Knightly is now engaged to her boyfriend James Righton. The couple had been dating for about 15 months and the engagement was confirmed by the spokesperson of the actress, who said that she has accepted Righton’s proposal.
The 27 year old actress started dating the 28 year old keyboard player, after they were being introduced by a mutual friend Alexa Chung. Knightly’s representative said, ‘I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton.’
But the secrecy was maintained and the spokesperson refused to reveal further details. The couple started dating last year and have always kept their relationship under wraps and are also yet to pose together on a red carpet.
But still the couple has been spotted many times in a casual mood. They were even photographed near their East London home. The actress has earlier dated her co-star Rupert Friend for five years but called off their relationship in January 2011. Knightly also dated Irish model Jamie Dornan and split in the year 2005. After appearing in the movie ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ the actress has become a big star in Hollywood. While Righton is a keyboard player from a London based indie band Klaxons.