Lifestyle Style Get a Closer Look at Zawe Ashton's Gorgeous Engagement Ring from Tom Hiddleston The couple met and starred together in the play Betrayal on Broadway in 2019 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 17, 2022 02:34 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty. Inset: AJ Odudu/Instagram Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are getting married — and she has the beautiful bling to prove it! The couple sparked engagement speculation over the weekend after Ashton, 37, appeared at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) wearing a gorgeous ring on her left hand. Now, PEOPLE confirms that the couple — whose relationship began after they starred in the 2019 play Betrayal together — are engaged. Ashton has been wearing the stunning ring, which features a large oval center stone surrounded by a halo of smaller stones, since late last year. She wore the vintage-looking design while attending the first gala performance of Cabaret At The Kit Kat Club in London in December 2021, and also to the British Fashion Awards in November. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton. Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton Are Engaged Three Years After Starring on Broadway Together On the BAFTA Awards red carpet, the couple dressed to impress in a black tuxedo with a velvet jacket on Hiddleston, and a gorgeous pink caped Emilia Wickstead gown on Ashton. For more on Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton's engagement, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. British TV personality AJ Odudu shared a photo with the couple on Instagram from the BAFTAs post-show dinner. In the selfie, Ashton's gorgeous ring is on full display. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. AJ Odudu/Instagram Hiddleston and Ashton made their first red-carpet appearance as a couple back in September 2021, during the 74th Tony Awards. The Loki actor hit the annual ceremony with Ashton by his side, seemingly confirming the romance. During that event, Hiddleston wore a navy blue suit and bowtie, while Ashton wore a red tulle Carolina Herrera gown. RELATED VIDEO: Adele Sparks Engagement Speculation with a Massive Diamond Ring at the BRIT Awards The pair previously starred together in the revival of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal in 2019. There, they played a married couple named Robert and Emma opposite Daredevil's Charlie Cox, whose character Jerry has an affair with Emma. Hiddleston is known for playing anti-hero Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Ashton is joining the Avengers world with a part in the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels, in theaters February 2023. Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton's Relationship Timeline "Everyone is entitled to a private life," Hiddleston, who previously dated Taylor Swift, said about why he doesn't discuss romantic relationships during a 2017 interview with The Telegraph. "I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don't conflict the two," he added. "My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life. And those two things are separate."