"It Was Not A Surprise": Cecily Strong Revealed How Her Engagement Was Spoiled...By An Emoji

Congratulations are in order for Cecily Strong.

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The Saturday Night Live alum, who is currently starring in the play Brooklyn Laundry, revealed Wednesday on Late Night With Seth Meyers that she's engaged. However, it wasn't exactly a shock to her that her now-fiancé was going to propose. As she tells it, "It was not a surprise, but I am kind of a detective."

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"We'd talked about getting married, and then one day he was like, 'I'm so inundated with emails and texts, look at this,'" Cecily said.

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"The first text was from a friend, and it said, 'How did it go?'" she continued. The text just so happened to include a ring emoji.

Cecily on the talk show
Cecily on the talk show
Cecily in a black blazer gestures while sitting on the talk show
Cecily in a black blazer gestures while sitting on the talk show

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Oh man! Worry not, because Cecily noted that she told him to still surprise her with a proposal whenever he wanted...except she later walked back the request.

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"Then I had a kind of a rough night in December, and I was like, 'Can I just wear the damn ring now?'" she said. "So that's how we got engaged."

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The engagement hijinks didn't stop there. Cecily added that the ring ended up being too large at first.

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"I don't know my ring size. I buy, like, every sized ring, so he took one of those [rings] that was like five sizes too big," she said. "I was wearing it on my index finger for a long time."

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Honestly, that only makes the engagement sound all the more sweet. Congrats again! You can watch Cecily's full interview below: