Superman gets engaged

Henry Cavill, star of the new ‘Superman’ film, has got engaged to his showjumper girlfriend Ellen Whitaker.

Female First reported that the actor got down on one knee during a trip to Hollywood together and Whitaker had “no hesitation in saying yes.”

28-year-old Cavill also called her father Stephen to ask for her hand in marriage in one of the most romantic proposals of the year.

It is unknown whether the couple have made any firm plans, like choosing a wedding reception venue, but the two seem to be incredibly happy about the engagement.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Whitaker was overjoyed by his proposal: “I couldn’t believe it when he asked me to marry him. I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy.”

The happy news was officially confirmed by Henry’s representative in People magazine.

However, the marriage may not happen for some time. Ellen is currently in training to make the British showjumping team for the 2012 London Olympics Games. Henry, on the other hand, is due to start shooting superhero movie ‘Superman: The Man of Steel’ in Vancouver and Chicago, due for release at the end of 2012.