Kate Walsh Announces Her Engagement!

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She's Engaged!
Friday, Private Practice was officially picked up.

But the new show's star, Grey's Anatomy actress Kate Walsh. now has even an even bigger reason to celebrate. In addition to getting her own prime-time TV series, she's getting married!

The 39-year-old actress confirmed Tuesday that she's engaged to boyfriend, Alex Young, a production co-president at 20th Century Fox.

Walsh flashed her Neil Lane Jubilee-cut diamond to People magazine and said that Young proposed last week in San Francisco.

So what makes her fiancé so special?

"Oh, everything," she gushed at the Entertainment Weekly upfront party at The Box in NYC. "He's the most amazing man I ever met."

Kate Walsh, who has kept her love life under wraps for much of the past year, was recently seen in public Young at an April 28 fund-raiser for Barack Obama in Los Angeles.

ABC this week formally announced that Walsh will star in her own Grey's Anatomy spinoff, playing Dr. Addison Montgomery in Private Practice.

The show will air Wednesdays this fall and co-star Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brennemann and others.

Congratulations, Kate! Walsh's engagement is the third of the Grey's Anatomy world in the past year, following co-stars Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl.

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Fast engagement. She was with Annable two weeks ago..

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Holy cow, didn't she just start dating this guy?

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Derek: I wanna be with you forever, and you wanna be with me forever. In order to do that we need to make vows. A commitment. A contract. Give me a piece of paper.
Meredith: I don't! I... I... I don't. I have post its!
Derek: (takes the post its and a pen) Ok. What do we wanna promise each other?
Meredith: That you'll love me... even when you hate me.
Derek: To love each other, even when we hate each other. (writes it down) No running. Ever! (Mer smiles and comes and sits in front of him) Nobody walks out. No matter what happens.
Meredith: No running.
Derek: (writes it down) What else?
Meredith: That we'll take care of each other, even when we're old, and smelly, and senile. And... if I get Alzheimer's and forget you...
Derek: I will remind you who I am, every day. To take care when old, senile, and smelly (writes it down) This is forever. (signs it) Sign.
Meredith: This is our wedding. A post it? (smiles)
Derek: Mhmmm. If you sign it.
Meredith: (signs it, and hands it back. Has tears in her eyes) Now what?
Derek: Now I kiss the bride. (They kiss)
Meredith: (smiling) Married.
Derek: (smiling) Married. (sticks their post it in Mer's locker) You see that? (Mer nods and smiles) Plenty of time.