The Office Star Ellie Kemper Is Engaged!

Celebrity News Dec. 8, 2011 AT 11:40AM
The Office Star Ellie Kemper Is Engaged! Credit: Todd Williamson/WireImage.com

Ellie Kemper's not a bridesmaid anymore!

The Office star -- who made a splash in last spring's Bridesmaids -- announced her engagement to Michael Koman during an appearance on Conan Wednesday.

"The guy you got engaged to is a very talented writer who worked for me for many, many, many years," host Conan O'Brien, 48, said.

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"My family likes him a lot. They've met him many times," Kemper, 31, said. "My parents are very warm, welcoming people to begin with, but also, Michael's a delight."

According to Kemper, getting her parents' approval was easy in comparison to her grandfather, a World War II veteran.

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"We were at Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, and my grandpa's this very tough guy. He started grilling Michael -- what is your family like, what are your job aspirations, what are your goals in life -- and I think Michael kind of started to squirm."

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"So we finished dinner and we went to the kitchen to have dessert. 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.'"

"He was like, 'Who knows what other pies might present themselves? Maybe your mom has a blueberry crumple in the back. Maybe Mrs. Burke will stop by with an apple crisp,'" Kemper recalled. "I looked at over at Michael who's stricken, because obviously, he thinks he's talking about Michael."

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Since then, Kemper's grandfather has warmed up to Komen. "Having said that, my grandpa does like pie," Kemper laughed. "It is possible he just wanted to talk about pie!"

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