Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Engaged?Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Engaged?

By Sanetra Richards

Is there going to be another celebrity bride sometime soon? From the looks of it, possibly. According to, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn may be ready for the Mr. and Mrs. title. The couple hopes to wed this summer in South Africa, Theron’s native, as well as adopt a little one. “They want to get married very soon,” said an inside source. “[They] always intended to have another child.” Sparking rumors even more, the 38-year-old actress was spotted sporting a beautiful new carats on her left hand at the Los Angeles International Airport on July 23rd. Although a source revealed the ring is not symbolizing an engagement, a source from Penn stated “they absolutely want to get married.” After 18 years of friendship, the pair made their debut as couple back in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in NYC. “It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better—the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me,” Theron dished on her relationship to Vogue. She also told Esquire U.K. last month that “it was nice to be single and now it’s nice to be not single.”

What are some ways to keep your engagement under wraps?

Cupid’s Advice:

The proposal took you by surprise and now you are ready to take everyone else by surprise with the announcement. Although you are overwhelmed by excitement and joy, you do not want to broadcast your engagement just yet. With the big secret comes some steps to overcome in order to successfully conceal the news. Check out a few out Cupid’s tips:

1. Swear into secrecy: Do not disclose any information. Of course, you will be tempted quite a few times to tell even your closest friends . . . do not give in. It may seem easier said than done, but definitely can be done if you are serious about not spilling the beans.

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2. Don’t be Captain Obvious: The talks about marriage and whatnot will only continue with your family and friends, yet it is up to you to shy away from exposing your big and special news until you and your partner are ready. Sometimes we feel pressured and want to blabber about every single thing. Do not let this interfere with the plan. If no hints are given, the engagement will come as a surprise.

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3. Leave the ring at home:It is beautiful, shiny, and sparkly . . . you want everyone in town to see it. Yes, you will get the urge to flaunt your new accessory, however, keep in mind the master plan. Keep the ring in the jewelry box until the time comes. People are easily captured by an exquisite diamond and will begin to speculate. Instead, you may want to choose something simple that is sentimental and symbolizes your engagement to wear out in public until the news is announced.

How else could you keep your engagement under wraps? Share with us below!