Joaquin Phoenix Announces He’s Engaged to His Yoga Instructor, Tells Hilarious Story About When They First Met — Watch!

Joaquin Phoenix made a major announcement during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Dec. 8 — he's engaged! The Her actor hilariously explained he fell in love with his yoga instructor after attempting a position called "harnessing the hog."

Joaquin Phoenix Engaged

 

"First we do these breathing exercises and I go, 'I can do this'…and then she says we are going to get in the first position — the "harnessing of the hog,'" Phoenix recalled of first meeting his now-fiancée. "Before I can say, 'Who is the hog?' She grabs me — and it's a compromising and vulnerable position — and she gets a strap and puts it [around me] and she's thrusting [against] me and I go, 'Oh, no! My back pain!' And she goes, 'No, that's your emotional back pain,'" the actor recalled, all while attempting to recreate the painful-looking position.

 

"This is the crazy part of the story," he then tells Letterman. "We started dating, and I think she's the one. I proposed to her and she said yes. If everything works out [Im getting married]," he concluded.

Phoenix, who was famously linked to Liv Tyler in the '90s, was last linked to 20-year-old DJ Allie Teilz.

Watch the hilarious clip above for yourself!

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!