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Joaquin Phoenix Is Not Actually Engaged, Made Up Story to Capture the Audience's Attention

Joaquin Phoenix Is Not Actually Engaged, Made Up Story to Capture the Audience's Attention

Joaquin Phoenix went on Good Morning America on Tuesday (December 9) and announced his engagement news was fake, which can also confirm via a statement from his rep.

“No he is not engaged. Joaquin has an extraordinary and spontaneous sense of humor,” the 40-year-old actor’s rep said.

Joaquin told an elaborate story the night before on The Late Show about getting engaged to his yoga teacher, but then said the reason he made it up is because he wanted the audience to be on his side and people seem to love when people are engaged.

Joaquin Phoenix – not engaged. Says he needed to spice up his “story” a little bit to capture the audience. People do love engagements…” the GMA Twitter updated.

Later in the morning, Joaquin also appeared on Live! with Kelly & Michael, where he explained his “prank” further.

“I did not play a prank on him – he knew that I was joking around. Did I say that? I was in bed too, I was getting ready for this show. I have no idea what I said,” Joaquin said. The hosts also asked about his Walk the Line co-star Reese Witherspoon, which he responded that they are also engaged.

Stay tuned for more developments…

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  • Penny Dreadful

    Just another narcissistic, self-absorbed, Hollywood phony who thinks he’s more funny and smart than he is — or ever will be.

  • happy666

    He’s a very good actor

  • selma

    It was funny. Chillax people. Taking things too seriously. he is wack but an extraordinary actor. deal with it

  • FormerLamark

    It’s no wonder. George Clooney also did manage to capture the attention very well with this. And the other stupid old monkies, too.

  • toofunny!

    I think it’s hysterical – obviously spoofing the new Dr. Strange and his over the top, can’t shut up about it deeply personal and private engagement!

  • Sunny


  • SweetCharity

    Funny! Keep ‘em guessing, Joaquin!