Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett is now engaged to his boyfriend James Vaughan, an actor as well as host of the show Celebrity Page.
Bennett, who stars in the groundbreaking new holiday movie The Christmas House on the Hallmark Channel, the first of the network’s holiday films to star a gay lead, said the proposal came as a complete surprise.
While Bennett was away filming The Christmas House, Vaughan made all the plans and even composed a song for the occasion.
“I took a melody that up until now had only be accompanied by chopsticks on my voice notes, and got together with my friend Tanzer, who happens to be a really talented producer and my favorite person to write songs with, and said ‘Let’s make this magical for Jonathan,’” Vaughan told People Magazine. “From there we got a guitar, plucked it out, and just kept building and building and building until we ended up with this huge song that I knew was the one.”
Once Bennett returned from filming, Vaughan organized a “family Christmas card” shoot that was really a cover for his proposal moment.
“What we have is really special,” Bennett said. “It’s the thing people make movies about or, I guess in this case, write songs about. I think we’ve both known since the day we met on set at Jaymes’s show that we were going to be each other’s person. It feels like family being with him. I feel like there’s nothing in the world we can’t accomplish when we are together.”