If you happened to catch MTV’s “Total Request Live” this week, you may have noticed a special little twinkle in host Carson Daly’s eye. That’s because the veejay/teen heartthrob is engaged to actress Tara Reid (“American Pie,” “Dr. T and the Women”), his girlfriend of eight months. The proposal happened Sunday in New York City, where the pair share an apartment.
It’s a definite high for Daly’s well-publicized love life, which bottomed out last September when Jennifer Love Hewitt, his girlfriend of more than a year, told Howard Stern on the radio that they had split – before telling Daly. Ouch.
His wounds healed this February when he met Reid, who was making an appearance in Cancun, Mexico for MTV’s Spring Break special. Despite his vows to never date another actress, the two fell quickly in love over margaritas.
“I went there not looking for anything,” Daly told People magazine in August. “Tara went home to L.A. for the Academy Awards, returned to New York City the next day and hasn’t left since.”
Said Reid in this month’s Movieline, “I think [marriage] will happen. He’s my soulmate, I swear to God.”
Carson Daly is 27; Tara Reid, 24.