Patton Oswalt and his girlfriend, actress Meredith Salenger (that’s Lainie Diamond from Dream a Little Dream and Natty Gann to us children of the 80s), made their public debut as a couple at the Baby Driver premiere last month, and now a minute later, they’re engaged. Hey, life is short, and I guess when you find someone you want to do regularly and can stand to be in the same room for more than 15 minutes, you ruin it all by making it legal!
Patton’s first wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016. She was only 46. Patton has talked and written a lot about his grief and what life has been like now that he has to raise their 8-year-old daughter, Alice Rigney Oswalt, without her.
When 48-year-old Patton and 47-year-old Meredith (who yes, kind of looks like his first wife to me too) made their movie premiere debut, a source told People that they met through their mutual friend, Martha Plimpton, and their relationship was very new. Since then, Patton and Meredith have become THAT couple on Twitter and Instagram by constantly blowing nauseating kisses of love at each other. Twitter and Instagram is also where they made nerds shoot a geyser of joy by announcing that they’re engaged. Meredith posted that picture above on Instagram with the caption: “I don’t wanna brag… but check out the size of The Rock on my finger!” The Rock already responded to that.
Meredith also tweeted a picture of her with Alice and a picture of her real engagement ring, which is not as nearly as precious and opulent as The Rock engagement ring.
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) July 6, 2017
Congratulations to them, and whenever they choose a date, Patton needs to immediately send an invitation to his favorite mildew-ey swamp slut and skeezy redhead Phoebe Price! Because PP books up fast and needs a lot of notice and by that I mean, she needs 5 minutes notice so she can text the paps with the location.