People.com Celebrity Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst Are Engaged – Check Out Her Sweet Ring Hardwick apparently popped the question around the same time Saturday that he won an Emmy By Adam Carlson Published on September 13, 2015 02:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Chris Hardwick may have nabbed an Emmy on Saturday, but the “biggest win of the night” was his engagement to girlfriend Lydia Hearst. “IT’S OFFICIAL!!! What an absolutely perfect and amazing night!! I love this woman with all my heart,” Hardwick, 43, posted on Instagram Sunday. The Talking Dead and host and Nerdist CEO apparently popped the question around the same time he was presented an award for his late-night Comedy Central show @midnight, and he proposed with a ring passed down by Hearst’s grandmother. Hearst posted her own jubilant message on Instagram with a romantic black-and-white image of the couple and the caption, in part, “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” Chris Hardwick Makes an Escape Plan for the Zombie Apocalypse Hardwick and the 30-year-old heiress and reality show judge began dating after her 2014 split from actor Kevin Connolly.