THE love between Lily Collins and her fiancé Charlie McDowell has only gotten stronger since the actress went public with their relationship in August 2019.
Charlie is best known in Hollywood for his films and for directing episodes of several hit shows on network television, including HBO's Silicon Valley and Netflix's Dear White People. Here's more on the director and his relationship with the Emily in Paris star.
Who is Lily Collins' fiancé Charlie McDowell?
Charlie McDowell, 37, is a film director and writer from LA and the boyfriend of British actress Lily Collins, 31.
He is best known for his 2014 sci-fi thriller The One I love which stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.
The next film he directed was The Discovery in 2015 starring Rooney Mara, Jason Segel and Robert Redford.
Charlie also directed two episodes of the US comedy series Silicon Valley in 2016. The director has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million. He stands at 5ft 11 inches tall.
When did Charlie McDowell start dating Lily Collins?
The pair started dating in 2019, and Lily confirmed their romance in August of the same year when she shared a photo of the two together in Paris, where she was filming her new dramedy series, Emily in Paris.
“When he’s only just left but it feels like forever…I miss you,” she wrote with the snapshot.
The 31-year-old actress shared a few engagement photos of Charlie proposing, the two kissing and a close-up of her stunning ring in September this year.
She captioned the post: “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…”
Charlie, 37, also announced the news on his own Instagram with a single shot of his new fiancee smiling for the camera and holding up her ring finger.
The Discovery director wrote with it: “In a time of uncertainty and darkness you have illuminated my life. I will forever cherish my adventure with you. ??”
Lily recently opened up about how her relationship with Charlie became stronger amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The actress told L'Officiel Magazine that the couple has benefited from quarantining together "without the layers of society" interfering.
“Quarantine has made and broken up a lot of people, but the time together just solidified what we already knew about each other,” she said.
“Everyone has very much been who they are these last few months, because there aren’t any external distractions.”
She added: “When you’ve seen someone at their best and at their worst and you’re still right there with them, that’s a beautiful thing.”
Who has Charlie McDowell previously dated?
Charlie McDowell previously dated actress Emilia Clarke, famed for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones.
The pair were first pictured in November 2018.
They were spotted kissing as they headed home after picking up some groceries in Venice, California.
The film director also previously dated actress Rooney Mara from 2010 to 2016.
Before dating Charlie, Lily was romantically linked to famous actors including Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron and Jamie Campbell Bower.
She was also rumored to have dated One Direction hunk Niall Horan.
Lily Collins stars in the trailer for Netflix’s Emily in Paris
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