Nashville’s Clare Bowen Is Engaged to Brandon Young

Nashville's Clare Bowen Is Engaged to Brandon Young
Nashville's Clare Bowen is engaged to Brandon Young John Shearer/Getty Images

He put a ring on it! Nashville actress Clare Bowen got engaged to her singer-songwriter boyfriend, Brandon Robert Young, this past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Bowen, who plays Scarlett O'Connor on the ABC country music drama, hinted via Twitter that something special had happened during her performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 6.

"Unforgettable," the star, 31, tweeted, alongside a heart emoji. The news was then revealed by local outlet Sounds Like Nashville, which Bowen retweeted. "Thankyou!" she wrote, decorating her words with heart and star emojis.

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Bowen recently made headlines when she chopped off her long locks last month and debuted a pixie cut — with one incredible message. In an emotional revelation on Facebook, the star shared with her followers last month that when she was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with "end stage nephroblastoma," a form of pediatric cancer that nearly killed her.

She decided to share her story to inspire a young girl suffering from the disease. "I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn't be a princess because she didn't have long hair," Bowen wrote on Facebook. "I wanted her, and others like her to know that's not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero,” Bowen explained of her new ‘do. “It's not what makes you beautiful either. It's your insides that count…even if you happen to be missing half of them."

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The actress said that she had the full support of Nashville creator Callie Khouri and the network for allowing her to swap her look for her character. "If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better," she wrote. 

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