Candids of Mischa at the afterparty for the official opening night of ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Harrys Bar in Dublin have been added. These are the photos that sparked the engagement rumours.
Mischa’s reps were, however, quick to give the real reason for the ring:
Is Mischa Barton ready to say “I do”?!
The former The OC star raised eyebrows recently when she stepped out in Dublin sporting what appeared to be some sort of blingy engagement ring.
Get your mazel tovs in order, because this one is…
So true. Well, kinda.
Barton is indeed wearing an engagement ring, but she and current boyfriend Sebastian Knapp (who have been dating since meeting at Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe’s wedding in June) aren’t planning on tying the knot just yet.
A rep for Mischa Barton tells E! News, “Mischa was wearing the ring as wardrobe for the opening night of her play.”
The prop comes in to play with Mischa’s role in Steel Magnolias, a run of the famous theater show-turned-movie taking place in Dublin until the end of September. Mischa plays Shelby Eatenton (made famous by Julia Roberts, of course) who starts her story by swapping blush-and-bashful vows.
And Mischa—who is earning fabulous reviews for her stint on stage—must be really enjoying the role, as she stayed in character (or at least costume) as she attended the after party held at Harry’s Bar. So kudos for returning to work, Barton. And we’ll keep our eyes peeled for a real ring.