Matthew Morrison And Renee Puente Engaged
Matthew Morrison, the Glee star and recording artist, recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend, model Renee Puente. Puente, whose ethnicity is Hawaiian, may want to wed on her native island — there's been no word yet on wedding details.
Morrison, 34, announced the good news at the White Tie and Tiara Ball in London Thursday evening. The star-studded event was also attended by Elton John and his partner David Furnish. Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who was also in attendance, joined John on stage for a rendition of “Your Song” that they dedicated to Morrison and Puente, 26, in celebrating their engagement.
"They are thrilled. It is the first marriage for them both,” a source told E! News. “He loves her so much. The theme of the night was love, which is so appropriate.”
Morrison has been spending time in the U.K. to promote his new solo album Where It All Began, while he’s on break from playing Mr. Shue. Though not currently in the role of the glee club teacher and music education advocate, Morrison is likewise determined in his real life to have an impact on performing arts schooling around the world.
"I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't found that passion at a young age. I think it's a shame and a travesty to cut that stuff," Morrison told The Independent. "You'd have to keep up the grades to be involved," he said. "It would have a big element of under-privileged kids, I think that's important. It's also been proven that music helps you in science and maths."
Morrison and Puente have been dating since 2011. Earlier in the week, they were spotted (pictured above) at the press night for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Royal Theater, Drury Lane in London.
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