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'Russian Doll' Star Charlie Barnett Announces Engagement to Boyfriend Drew Bender!

'Russian Doll' Star Charlie Barnett Announces Engagement to Boyfriend Drew Bender!

Big news for Charlie Barnett – he’s getting married!

The 34-year-old actor, best known for his roles in Russian Doll, Chicago Fire, and Tales of the City, announced that he is engaged to set designer Drew Bender.

While attending the season two premiere of Russian Doll on Wednesday night (April 20), Charlie revealed the exciting news and shared details about their upcoming wedding.

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In an interview with Page Six, Charlie revealed that he and Drew will be getting married in Wyoming.

“I worked on a ranch for many summers while I was at school at Juilliard,” Charlie shared. “It was a nice outlet from doing all this mental work, and I just needed to do something physical — build a fence, wrangle.”

He added, “I’m from Florida, so I learned a lot. I got really educated on black cowboys, specifically female black cowboys, cowpeople? I don’t know how to say it. There’s a deep, rich history, especially in Wyoming and Montana, lot of runaway slaves, but we don’t talk about them.”

Charlie went on to admit that he might be the bridezilla of the pair, but said he and Drew are both “very chill people.”

“Wyoming is a difficult place to find things. That’s where I’ve been a bridezilla,” Charlie explained. “Like, where the f–k do I find a porta potty in the vicinity of Salt Lake City? I don’t want to have to ship it.”

Charlie and Drew are planning on ditching the traditional wedding cake, and are “having pies” at their wedding instead.

“It’s a higher altitude, so it’s hard to bake cakes up there,” Charlie said, adding that the ceremony is “going to be very bohemian” with family and friends and staying in cabins and RVs.

Charlie and Drew keep their relationship low-key so it’s unclear how long they’ve been together, but they did attend a Netflix party together in 2019.

Season two of Russian Doll is available for streaming on Netflix now!

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