Phaneuf pops the question to Cuthbert in New Glasgow

The happy couple staged a surprise engagement party for friends and family in a private room at the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers on Sunday night.

Dave Stewart dstewart@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on September 4, 2012
Elisha Cuthbert and Dion Phaneuf

The engagement party was held on P.E.I. so let the speculation begin as to where the wedding will be.

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, a summer resident on P.E.I., and long-time girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert are engaged to be married. The happy couple staged a surprise engagement party for friends and family in a private room at the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers on Sunday night.

Mike Forrest, manager of the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, said Tuesday the staff had no idea.

“We found out basically at the same time as all the guests found out,’’ he said.

Cuthbert, 29, is no stranger to the public eye. The actress has starred in the former hit series 24 with Keifer Sutherland and is currently appearing in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings.

Cuthbert tweeted “Happily, happily, happily, happily engaged!’’ shortly after the announcement. “This has been the most amazing weekend ever.’’

The couple has been dating since 2008.

Forrest said the couple made the reservation for Sunday’s special announcement about a week ago.

“We weren’t aware of anything with regards to wedding or an engagement. That was their celebration. They had friends and family who were here.’’

Forrest said there was no talk about when the big day will be or where the couple will exchange vows but there’s little doubt the Maple Leafs defenceman has a special place in his heart for New Glasgow.

“Dion has dined with us throughout the summer over the last few years. He’s definitely no stranger to us here at the suppers but, as a business, we’re very privileged to have the honour of them being here.

“They’re a private couple. We’re just very privileged and honoured they chose our location to celebrate with friends and family on their special moment.’’

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