Actor and producer Joaquin Phoenix and actress Rooney Mara might be taking a major step in their relationship! It looks like the 44-year-old ‘Joker’ star and 34-year-old ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ actress could be engaged. Rooney Mara was recently spotted wearing a dazzling diamond ring on her engagement finger, which has led some to believe that her beau asked for her hand in marriage. While little is known about the ultra private pair’s romance, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara were first romantically linked back in early 2017 when they were spotted on a wellness retreat together. Four months later, the stars confirmed their relationship in glamorous fashion by stepping out hand-in-hand at the Cannes Film Festival. Phoenix and Mara’s friendship truly goes way back! In 2013, they proved their enviable chemistry when they co-starred in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Her’. They also shared the screen in the 2018 biblical drama ‘Mary Magdalene’. According to reports, the actor and actress first realized their attraction to one another while filming the project a year prior in Italy.Phoenix’s rep shot down those rumours at the time, saying they were “just good friends” and had been for “quite a long time.” However, in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, the Oscar winner confirmed he and Mara live together in the Hollywood Hills. Mara was previously in a relationship with director Charlie McDowell, who is said to currently be dating ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke. If the rumours are true, this would be both Mara and Phoenix’s first engagements.Congratulations to the happy couple!