‘Maze Runner’ Star Kaya Scodelario Engaged to Meryl Streep’s Ex Son-in-Law [WATCH VIDEO]
"Maze Runner" actress Kaya Scodelario is ringing in the New Year with a brand-new engagement ring from Meryl Streep’s former son-in-law. She’s engaged! Read on for further details.
Feisty Teresa from "Maze Runner" is greeting 2015 with a new sparkler on her ring finger. She’s engaged to marry "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" actor Benjamin Walker, who just so happens to be Mamie Gummer’s ex-husband.
Backstory: Mamie Gummer, in case you didn’t know, is multi-Academy Award winner, Meryl Streep’s eldest daughter. Gummer currently plays Jennifer Aniston’s physical therapist in Oscar buzz-worthy 2015 film, "Cake." She and Walker, 32, have been divorced since March 2013 after two years of marriage.
In any case, Scodelario, 22, who’s reprising her role as Teresa in "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" next year, is ecstatically in love.
"They're very happy," someone close to the couple told US Weekly. "Everyone is thrilled for them. They fell head over heels for each other."
Scodelario and Walker laid eyes on each other in April 2014 on the set of "The Moon and the Sun," a King Louis XIV action-adventure-fantasy film premiering in April 2015.
The former model fuelled rumors of an engagement after she posted an Instagram photo of herself and Walker kissing next to a rock formation (where he popped the question?) with a caption: "@findthewalker thank you for making me the happiest woman in the world."
Another photo shows them with her mother in New York (where they first broke the news?), with the brunette beauty sporting what appears to be an impressive rock on her finger.
"Showing mum around our new home," the caption says, and "I [heart] NY."
Are the newly engaged couple based in the Big Apple now? If so, this makes a big change from their previous long-distance relationship when English Scodelario was still living in London. Apparently, she made the big move for her fiancé.
Will Scodelario’s engagement make an impact on her teenage "Maze Runner" fanbase? That remains to be seen come 2015. Meanwhile, here’s a video report on the happy couple’s engagement:
That’s the latest engagement story for 2014. Stay tuned for more entertainment and gossip news here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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