AceShowbiz - Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix may be ready to take their relationship to the next level after being together for more than two years. The 34-year-old actress has sparked engagement rumors as she flashed a new diamond ring.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" star was spotted wearing the large sparkler on her left ring finger while running errands in Los Angeles on Friday, May 24. Her new ring led to speculations that her beau has asked for her hand in marriage.
Rooney was dressed casually for the outing, donning a black T-shirt and jeans with a plaid shirt tied around her waist. She also sported white sneakers and sunglasses, while holding PETA's "Go Vegan" bag and carrying another bag filled with grocery stuff on her shoulder.
Rooney still sported the diamond ring when she stepped out for a karate class in L.A. While she was seen alone during the grocery shopping, the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" actress was joined by her boyfriend Joaquin for the workout session.
She dressed similarly for the karate class, only trading her jeans for white karate trousers. Joaquin also dressed for comfort in a black T-shirt, white karate pants and black socks, while he carried his sneakers. The 44-year-old actor appeared to be in good spirits, smiling while strolling through the parking lot.
Representatives for both actors have not commented on the engagement rumors. They were first romantically linked in late 2016 after filming "Mary Magdalene" together. They also co-star in 2013's film "Her", but she was still in a relationship with American director Charlie McDowell at the time. Joaquin, meanwhile, previously dated DJ Allie Teilz from late 2013 to early 2015.
The pair have been keeping their relationship low profile, but in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, the Oscar-winning actor confirmed he and Rooney live together in the Hollywood Hills.
Should the engagement rumors be true, this will be another good news for the Mara family. Rooney has recently become an aunt after her elder sister Kate Mara welcomed her first child together, a daughter, with her husband Jamie Bell.