Who found the NHL first, Carrie Underwood or Hilary Duff? The actress and Mike Comrie, her Edmonton Oiler boyfriend, are engaged. The proposal happened last weekend while the two were vacationing in Hawaii, Duff's publicist confirmed in a statement today.
Hilary, who last year appeared on six episodes of "Gossip Girl" and this year has a couple on tap, had been spotted wearing a ring on Monday in Hawaii. On Wednesday, HollywoodLife confirmed that they weren't engaged -- was Hilary's mom having a little fun at media expense?
And, using our sarcastic voice, we suppose this means that she and Joe Jonas really aren't an item, and that Joe's my-parents-are-her-neighbors tale is for real. Alas, when a dishy story can be made up, pictures often say the wrong 1,000 words.
But back to that first question -- Carrie met fiance Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators on March 21, 2008, when he met her backstage after a concert in Ottawa. Hilary began dating her Mike in 2007.
The NHL is currently on a break, incidentally, because of some little sporting event going on in Vancouver.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Hilary Duff arrives at the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 6, 2010. Duff's latest film, "Provinces of Night," made its premiere at the festival. Credit: Joshua Gates Weisberg / EPA.