February 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Russell Tovey and his partner Steve Brockman are engaged

Steve Brockman and Russell Tovey (Photo courtesy of Instagram)

Russell Tovey and his rugby player partner Steve Brockman are engaged.

“Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London,” Tovey, 36, told the Daily Mail of his engagement.

Tovey and Brockman reportedly got serious last summer. While their romance has been low-key in public, a source says Tovey is “infatuated” with Brockman.

The British actor, who is known for his roles on “Looking,” “Being Human,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and most recently “Quantico,” has also become more open with his sexuality in his career. He told the Guardian that accepting gay roles has only helped him.

“For so long, as a young actor, I had this anxiety about making sure I could get straight roles, and now I know that’s not necessary,” Tovey says. “The gay roles are the best for me. Being gay has made my career.”

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