Stephen Moyer Excited About Wedding22 August 2010
'True Blood' actor Stephen Moyer asked Anna Paquin to marry him because he didn't want to call her his girlfriend when they grew old.
Stephen Moyer Excited About Wedding
The 'True Blood' actor - who plays vampire Bill Compton in the TV series - admits he decided to propose to the TV beauty earlier this month because it would be "ridiculous" to call her his girlfriend in the distant future.
Stephen - who has two children, Billy, 10 and Lilac, eight, from previous relationships, but has never been married - said: "It got to the point where I just was thinking, 'You are calling somebody who you intend to stay with for the rest of your life your girlfriend'.
"That's what I've called everybody I've ever been with - and that's not to say that those relationships weren't important, because they were. I've got two amazing kids.
"So I felt like it should be something more than that. I felt like she should have a title, so I could joke and say 'the missus' and make lots of wife gags."
The 40-year-old star also revealed that nobody was more shocked by his proposal than the 28-year-old beauty.
Joking that Anna needed medical attention after the proposal, he added: "I should have got the St. Johns Ambulance crew when I did it. She thought that it was something that I was never going to do."