Many people were rooting for Anne Hathaway, 29, to get a little lucky in the love department since she split with Italian "Vati-con" man Raffaello Follieri, who was later sentenced to over four years in prison for defrauding nonprofit investors out of millions of dollars.

Hathaway's new beau, Adam Shulman, 30, to whom she announced her engagement this Thanksgiving holiday, is by all accounts a different kind of guy. An actor best known for his role as Paul O'Bannon in the NBC dramedy, American Dreams and his more recent appearance as Enos in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Shulman is classically trained, holding a theater degree from Brown University. His acting career is relatively young, having started in 2005 when he landed the American Dreams role.

In 2011 Shulman took a departure from his acting career to focus on jewelry design. He launched a collection called James Banks with Heidi Nahser Fink, and even had a hand in designing his own sweetheart's Kwiat Heritage engagement ring, according to USA Today.

The duo met three years ago, shortly after she had gone through the wringer with Follieri, and she was a bit gun shy. "We hit it off immediately, but it took us a pretty long time to get together," she said, reports Us Weekly. Then "things sped up a bit " when they realized they were both single, and the attraction couldn't be denied.

Since then, she has described her life as "calm … it recently became calm," she told USA Today. "For years it was full of doubt, really — how do you know?" But gradually she's figuring it out. "Relationships are work, but love is a gift," she said of her bond with Shulman.

2 Comments

  • A Grinshpan
    A Grinshpan on

    Cool, he seems to be a good match with her and make her happy, and that's important.

  • antonioberryman
    antonioberryman on

    She deserves it!

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