5 Things You Didn't Know About Anne Hathaway's Fiance Adam Shulman

November 29, 2011 By:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Anne Hathaway's Fiance Adam Shulman

Before Monday, here's what we knew about Adam Shulman.

1. He is a man.

2. He is a very lucky man.

Because on Monday, Anne Hathaway announced her engagement to the 30 year-old actor. And the day before, the pair celebrated their upcoming news by having a romantic date in the park, where Anne showed off her shiny engagement ring. I guess we should've seen it coming, with Hathaway saying in September:

"Adam totally ruined my plan. I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time and then I fall in love like a fool."

Adam and Anne have been dating since 2008, but the future Mr. Anne Hathaway managed to fly relatively low under the radar. Well, those days are over. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about Anne Hathaway's fiancé, Adam Shulman.

He's a jewelry designer: So that ring better be good. Shulman helped launch a jewelry line called James Banks earlier this year. And speaking of Banks, you have to be bankin' to afford these pieces. They aren't cheap. For example, their "Lightkeeper" necklace goes for $1,100. Then again, it boasts thirty black diamonds and a ruby. The man has taste. And yes, Shulman helped design his bride-to-be's engagement ring.

He's laid back: Which is quite different from Hathaway's ex, Raffaello Follieri, who pled guilty in 2008 to stealing millions from investors. Since then, Hathaway has tweaked her judgement a bit. The actress said that it's worked out with Shulman because he's pretty mellow and not "intense" like her ex. "Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life."

He's acted: Shulman starred in a short-lived TV drama, “American Dreams,” in 2005 and played “Youth Voter #1″ in a 2006 episode of “The West Wing.”

He's a gentleman: Hathaway says that before they got together, Adam thought she had a boyfriend, so nothing happened. "We hit if off immediately but it took us a pretty long time to get together. He thought that I had a boyfriend and I thought that he had a girlfriend." Whereas most dudes would swoop in and make a move, Adam sat back and waited for fate to take its course.

He's a scholar: Yep, not only is Adam a gentleman, he's a scholar, too. Shulman majored in theater at Brown University, from which he graduated in 2003. Shortly after graduating, he began his acting career.