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Chris Hardwick Just Got Engaged

You're still OUR Nerdist, Chris.

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What's that you hear? Just the collective cries of a million people learning that their favorite nerd is now off the market. That's right, Chris Hardwick is ENGAGED.

The TV host and comedian proposed to girlfriend Lydia Hearst because LIFE ISN'T FAIR.

Luckily for us, Chris broke down his ~romantic~ proposal on Instagram so that we can totally pretend it was all for us:

My biggest win of the night was actually @lydiahearst saying YES!!!! This ring belonged to her grandmother Catherine Hearst and @patriciahearst has graciously and wonderfully passed it down to me to give to Lydia. IT'S OFFICIAL!!! What an absolutely perfect and amazing night!! I love this woman with all my heart....#YesThisMeansWhatYouThinkItMeans

All snazzed up on the red carpet! [Lydia] had NO IDEA what I was planning for later. I told her there was a small Emmy after party at the Chateau Marmont. When we got up to the room I had to confess that I had tricked her when I pulled out the room key. I opened the door and the room was filled with wild flower bouquets and purple rose petals all over the floor (apologies to the housekeeping dept). And then...IT HAPPENED. I pulled out a candy ring (the one she's getting for real is in NY and needs to be sized). She affirmed that this union was mutually agreeable by bursting into tears. Then there was kissing and cry breath. It was a scene so romantic, I'm surprised a Rachel McAdams movie didn't break out around it. I'm guessing it will ultimately be the only Hearst wedding whose registry includes @thinkgeek...

BTW Lydia Hearst is one of those Hearsts, you know with the castle and the money and stuff.

Lydia herself seems pretty happy.

"I said YES!!!!!! 💍 Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite. You completely swept me off my feet. You have shown me what it feels like to be loved and I love you with all my heart. My life is better because you are in it @nerdist."


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