Patton Oswalt Is Engaged to Meredith Salenger, and Dwayne Johnson Is Somehow Involved

Comedian and his girlfriend break news of their impending nuptials with the help of wrestler-turned-actor

Last Updated: July 6, 2017 @ 2:29 PM

Comedian Patton Oswalt and actress Meredith Salenger are engaged, the couple said on Twitter on Thursday.

In an odd twist, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also plays a part in the impending nuptials.

Johnson came into the mix after Salenger tweeted a joking photo with the caption, “I don’t wanna brag … but check out the size of The Rock on my finger!”

The manipulated image featured a photo of Oswalt and Salenger together, with Johnson Photoshopped on her hand.

“Haha that’s a big Rock. Tell that prick @pattonoswalt he still owes me. Happy 4 you guys. Congrats!” Johnson replied.

As Twitter delighted in noting, both Oswalt and Salenger have Disney ties: He voiced the lead character in 2007’s “Ratatouille” and she starred in 1985’s “The Journey of Natty Gan.” She tweeted a potential celebrity couple name: “?”

Oswalt’s first wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, died in April 2016 at age 46. They have a daughter, Alice.

In a less joking tweet, Salenger wrote, “It’s official. I’m the luckiest happiest girl in the universe!!!! I love you @pattonoswalt I love you Alice Oswalt!”

In February, Oswalt shed light on the circumstances of McNamara’s death, saying that the coroner’s office told him that McNamara died from a combination of prescription medications and a heart condition that had not been diagnosed.


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