Actress Allison Williams, star of the HBO hit series Girls, told Seth Meyers and his Late Night audience that she is “obsessed” with her new engagement ring from boyfriend Ricky Van Veen.
Williams was bubbling when — within the first minute of the interview — she showed off the approximately 3-carat round diamond set in white metal and accented with tapered baguette side stones. “I’m obsessed with it and I stare at it a lot,” she said.
The 25-year-old daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who ironically plays the unlucky-in-love Marnie on Girls, confirmed her engagement to Van Veen on February 26. The 31-year-old Van Veen is the co-founder of CollegeHumor.com.
The first glimpse of her ring was captured by the paparazzi during a Vanity Fair Oscars party on March 2, but a national TV audience got the best look at the ring on Meyers’ show a few nights later.
The Yale-educated Williams, who joked that she considers herself nearly impossible to surprise, told Meyers that she was caught totally off guard by Van Veen’s proposal.
“And yet a surprise snuck through on you,” said the brand new host of NBC’s Late Night.
“A total surprise and the best kind of surprise,” Williams said without giving away the details. “We’re really, really thrilled.”
Williams and Van Veen met through mutual friends and have been together for about three years. No wedding date has been announced.