Keira Knightley Engaged to James Righton!

Celebrity News May. 25, 2012 AT 1:20PM
Keira Knightley Engaged to James Righton! Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM

Keira Knightley has chosen her knight!

After about a year of dating, the Oscar-nominated actress is engaged to rocker James Righton of The Klaxons, her publicist Sara Keene confirmed to the Associated Press on Friday. The rep noted that Knightley, 27, and Righton, 28, have no comment on their wedding plans or details of the proposal.

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The duo were first photographed kissing an East London park April 10 of last year. According to reports, they had been introduced by mutual fashionista friend Alexa Chung.

It will be the first marriage for both Righton and the Pirates of the Caribbean star, who confirmed the end of her five-year relationship with actor Rupert Friend in December 2010.

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The resolutely private actress spoke to Marie Claire in 2010 about the challenge of balancing her busy professional life with romance.

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"It's hard to have a relationship when I'm working so much," she said. "But then you have to think, 'What is actually important in life?' Is career your only thing? That's sad, because there's going to come a day when you're left lonely. It's a difficult compromise. I think you've got to strive for balance. It's the striving that counts."

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