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Friday 15 December 2017

Brave boyfriend pops the question at film premiere

IT was a case of life imitating art last night after a Dublin man popped the question at the premiere of The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel.

THE Herald can reveal how Stephen Lawlor got down on bended knee to his gob-smacked girlfriend and popped the question in front of hundreds of people.

The proposal at the Savoy cinema took everyone by surprise -- especially his stunned partner Erin Evans, who burst into tears before saying 'Yes'.

The happy couple, from Swords, were then given a massive round of applause by attendees at the opening night bash. The proposal was part of a competition ran by 98FM and was kept top secret until the last minute.

"Erin arrived in with her sister, thinking she was a competition winner and then Jason Segel got up on stage and gave a speech to introduce the movie. He then said he wanted to congratulate one or two competition winners.

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"He then said 'Is Erin Evans here?' and asked her to come up for a minute, saying he had someone very special for see her. Stephen walked up the aisle, got down on one knee and proposed."

mfinn@herald.ie

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