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Jane Lynch: Engagement Is Gleeful

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Perennial scene stealer and Glee star Jane Lynch has confirmed reports of her engagement to longtime girlfriend, psychologist Lara Embry.

“I’m thrilled. Great, it’s really great. I never thought that this is something I wanted,” the Dalton, Ill., native, 49, told PEOPLE at Monday’s Glee mid-season premiere party at Los Angeles’s Bar Marmont.

“It’s just the greatest thrill in the world to find somebody that you want to be with every day,” she adds.

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No date for the wedding has been announced, but Glee‘s new season premieres Tuesday night. Lynch plays the sharp-tongued coach, Sue Sylvester, whose mission is to ruin the McKinley High’s glee club singers.

Reporting by JESSICA WEDEMEYER