'Ted Lasso' star Brendan Hunt is engaged

June 30 (UPI) -- Ted Lasso star Brendan Hunt is engaged to be married.

The 50-year-old writer and actor announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Shannon Nelson, on Thursday.


Hunt shared the news on Instagram alongside a photo from his proposal. The picture shows Nelson smiling while wearing her engagement ring.

"The majestic @snoopshann, so rarely photographed in her natural habitat, captured here in the act of saying 'yes,'" Hunt captioned the post.

Nelson confirmed the news in a post on her own account.


"We are a family. A beautiful wonderful family and will be for always," she wrote. "Some folks have assumed we had already done this, but truth be told we had other priorities in becoming a family. Now it feels right. I get to marry this beautiful man. I get to call him my husband and to be his wife and I am the luckiest."

Hunt and Nelson have a two-year-old son, Sean Theodore.


Hunt is the co-creator of Ted Lasso and played Coach Willis Beard on the Apple TV+ series. The show completed its third season in May.

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