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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 August 2006, 07:15 GMT 08:15 UK
Superman actor Routh gets engaged
Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford
Routh's publicist said the couple are "very happy"
Superman Returns star Brandon Routh is to marry his girlfriend Courtney Ford, his spokeswoman has announced.

The 26-year-old actor proposed to Ford, 28, earlier this month, Kacey Spies told the Associated Press. They intend to marry next year.

The couple have made a short film together called Denial.

Routh had only a few TV roles to his credit when he was handpicked by The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer to play the Man of Steel.




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