Joaquin Phoenix: Engagement announcement on David Letterman was a joke


Joaquin Phoenix says he was joking about engagement announcement on David Letterman (1)

Any personal announcement Joaquin Phoenix makes should be taken with a grain of salt. After announcing his engagement on late-night host David Letterman’s show Monday, he quickly told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on “Live! With Kelly & Michael” the following morning that it was all a joke.

On Monday night during his appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman,” Phoenix told Letterman (who expressed skepticism throughout Joaquin’s story) that he had injured himself doing yoga with his instructor. He then adds: “This is the crazy part of the story: We started dating. And I think she’s the one. I proposed to her and she said yes.”

The 40-year-old actor told Ripa and Strahan: “I did not play a prank on him; he knew that I was joking around.”

When Ripa insisted: “But you said that you were engaged to your yoga instructor?”

Joaquin Phoenix replied: “Did I say that? I didn’t see the show; I have no idea what I said.”

Strahan then asked if he even did yoga, Phoenix answered, “No, I don’t.”

Apparently, it was the talk of the morning. Before appearing on “Live! With Kelly & Michael,” Phoenix had to explain to George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” that, “I think, like, my life’s so boring, and so it seemed like it was something exciting to talk about. And, like, I just want the audience to like me and they really like people that are getting married. So I just — I thought I would say I was getting married!”

When Stephanopoulos asked, “So you’re going to bum out our audience here on ‘GMA’ and tell them you’re not getting married?” Phoenix responded, “I can get engaged again, if you’d like!”

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