On The Flash, Grant Gustin's Barry Allen lacks a super-powered ring to store his suit in — like Reverse-Flash did in Season 1 — but soon Gustin himself will be sporting his own ring. The actor is officially engaged to his longtime girlfriend LA Thoma.
Gustin announced the news on Instagram, sharing a celebratory image of the pair on the beach — and while there was no accompanying caption, the beaming smiles and the ring on Thoma's finger did all the talking.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Gustin popped the question on Saturday after a workout on the beach; Thoma had moved into his Venice home the day before.
It didn't take long for the news to circulate, as fans and friends of the pair commented on the image with congratulatory messages, including #Supergirl herself Melissa Benoist and Gustin's #TheFlash co-star Andy Mientus. Gustin and Thoma also FaceTimed some people to personally announce their engagement, including his close friend Leela Rothenberg, who also couldn't contain her excitement as she posted a screenshot of the conversation on Instagram.
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But nobody was happier for Grant and LA than Gustin's father Tom, who also took to social media to post a proud message about their relationship, welcoming Thoma to the Gustin family. He also accompanied the post with the appropriate hashtag "love above all else" — the quote from Grant's Instagram bio.
Ironically, this won't be the only wedding Gustin will be headlining in the future, as his character on #TheFlash is due to wed longtime love interest Iris West either by the end of the show's third season or the start of the fourth.
As a longtime fan of Grant Gustin's, I'm thrilled to hear about his engagement, and wish the couple many happy years together. Congratulations to both of them!
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