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Ellie Kemper of 'The Office' Is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

December 9, 2011 (5:31 pm) GMT
The 31-year-old actress revealed the good news on 'Conan', adding her family did not always like her writer fiance Michael Koman.
Ellie Kemper

will go from one of the "" to the bride itself. The "" star confirmed on Wednesday, December 8 episode of "" that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Michael Koman.

"I want to mention something," began. "It's sort of a big deal around this office. You got engaged." He added, Koman is a "very talented writer who worked for me for many, many years." Kemper then confirmed it, saying "I did! Michael's a delight, as you know, so of course [my parents] like him a lot."

Talking more about her fiance, the 31-year-old actress said it did not go the same way for the rest of the family members. When they first started dating, her family gave him a few awkward moments during Thanksgiving dinner.

"There was a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie out, and my grandpa said, 'Ellie, what kind of pie are you gonna have?'. And I said, 'I don't know, grandpa. They both look really good. I think I'll have pecan.' He said, 'Are you sure, Ellie? Because it's okay to keep your options open. You don't have to settle on a pie right now.' I think Michael started to squirm!" Kemper recalled.

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