Congratulations to the Ted Lasso family as star Brendan Hunt and actor Shannon Nelson announce they are stepping down the aisle.
Hunt, best known for playing the quiet Coach Beard on the popular Apple series, shared the engagement news on Thursday on Instagram. He posted a blurry picture of Nelson smiling with a ring on his finger.
“The Majestic @snoopshannso rarely photographed in her natural habitat, captured here while she says ‘yes’,” he captioned the photo.
Nelson, who appeared on an episode of “Ted Lasso,” shared the same photo on her Instagram feed but with a more candid caption that reflects her relationship with Hunt and her friends 2 year old sonSean Theodore.
“We are a family. A beautiful, wonderful family and will always be. Some people assumed we already had, but to be honest we had different priorities when it came to starting a family,” Nelson captioned her post , which also shared a selfie with Hunt, “Now it feels right. I get to marry this beautiful man. I get to call him my husband and be his wife and I’m extremely lucky.❤️”
Hunt and Nelson may be the ones to tie the knot in the near future, but their “Ted Lasso” co-stars are feeling the love too.
“What the!! Unbelievable! Congratulations!!! (breaks down in tears and runs away). ❤️❤️❤️,” wrote actor Jeremy Swift, who plays AFC Richmond communications expert Higgins.
Phil Dunster, who portrays soccer star Jamie Tartt, commented, “YAHTZEEEEEE.”
Other members of the “Ted Lasso” family, including actor Moe Jeudy-Lamour and makeup artist Nicky Austin, also shared congratulatory messages in the comments.
News of Hunt and Nelson’s engagement comes a month after the conclusion of Ted Lasso season 3. Earlier this month, Hunt spoke to The Times about Coach Beard and the prospects for a fourth season of Ted Lasso.
“Now everything is on the table, including nothing,” he said. “It’s been an all-in job for us for so long that we’re going to go away for a while and take a break, and then we’re going to get back together and see if anything else is going to happen.”