Aidan Turner's fans were having meltdowns last week when rumours circulated the actor had secretly popped the question to his long-term girlfriend Sarah Greene. They no doubt breathed a sigh of relief this week, however, when the Irish beauty revealed she and Aidan are not in fact planning a wedding.
She made the denial when spotted out and about in Dublin, having attended the JDIFF's Expressing Emotion: Actors in Conversation event with her beau.
"I'm not engaged," said Sarah, as reported by Goss.ie. Photographers had flocked to the event to capture the first photos of Sarah's engagement ring, but were left disappointed when they saw the actress' bare left hand.
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Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene have been together for three years
Aidan and Sarah, who have kept their three-year romance largely out of the spotlight, were recently at the centre of engagement reports.
A source told the Sunday Express that the couple are "really close and happy" and that "marriage is the logical next step for them" – leaving some to jump to the conclusion that Aidan had secretly proposed over the Christmas holidays.
The notoriously private couple "don't really go for the glitzy side of showbusiness", a souce said
"Sarah is perfect for him, she's very protective," the source added. "Both of them don't really go for the glitzy side of showbusiness; they're happier spending quiet evenings playing Scrabble."
Aidan, 31, currently stars in the BBC period drama Poldark. The Irish heart-throb plays male protagonist Captain Ross Poldark, who returns to the Cornish tin mines after spending three years in the army. The captain arrives to find his father dead and his sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Aidan Turner admitted that he is "slightly out of the loop" with social media
Speaking to HELLO! magazine in this week's issue, the handsome The Hobbit star admitted that he was "out of the loop" and unaware of the frenzy he has caused among his army of female fans.
"Is that a real thing?" Aidan laughed, when asked if he'd heard of Turner Fever. "Oh dear. I don't know anything about that. Sounds frightening though. I don't do social media and stuff so maybe I'm slightly out of the loop to a degree."
Aidan admitted that he doesn't read much about himself and the attention he spurs, especially online. "People don't tell me a lot of it either," he said. "My friends are under strict instructions not to tell me anything so I rarely hear of it, but I get a giggle when I do."
For the full interview with Aidan, pick up the new edition of HELLO! magazine, on newstands now.