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'Star Trek' and 'Rent' Star Anthony Rapp Is Engaged

Rapp proposed to Ithiphol at a gathering with friends

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    'Star Trek' and 'Rent' Star Anthony Rapp Is Engaged
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    In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, actor Anthony Rapp attends "Star Trek: Discovery" during PaleyFest NY at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

    Tell the folks at home, what you're doing, Anthony Rapp. Uh, getting engaged.

    The "Star Trek: Discovery" actor and original cast member of cult Broadway musical "Rent" is set to marry partner Ken Ithiphol. The two have been together for at least two years. Rapp, 48, announced the happy news on his Instagram page on Saturday night, alongside a photo of him and his fiancé, who now sports a new ring.

    "So something happened tonight," the actor wrote. "I asked @teerakeni if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I'm so very thrilled to share this news."

    Rapp proposed to Ithiphol at a gathering with friends. He got down on one knee and presented him with a ring box, as his beau looked shocked. He then accepted and the two hugged as guests clapped, as seen in videos posted by attendees, which Rapp's fianc reposted on his Instagram Story.

    Rapp has played Paul Stamets on CBS: All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" since the show debuted in 2017. He is also known for past onscreen roles in the movies "Adventures in Babysitting," "Dazed and Confused" and "Road Trip."

    He was the first actor to play narrator Mark Cohen in Broadway's "Rent" when the show debuted in 1996. He remained in the role fore more than a decade and also reprised it in a 2005 film. He also made a cameo, along with other members of the original Broadway cast, in FOX's "Rent: Live" production earlier this year.

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    While Rapp largely remains out of the media spotlight, he made headlines in 2017 when he became the first person to publicly accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct, recalling an unwanted encounter that he said took place when he was 14. Spacey apologized, saying he did not remember the incident, and also came out publicly as gay. He was later fired from "House of Cards," while accusations from other alleged victims surfaced.